加拿大旅游访问签证指南 Canada Visitor Visa Guide
Canada has a lot to offer for tourism and leisure. If you are coming from abroad and planning to visit Canada for tourism, to reconnect with friends or a family member, you might need either an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a Visitor Visa. Here are the answers to frequently asked questions about visiting Canada:
- What is a Canada Visitor Visa?
- How Can We Help?
- Who needs a Canada Visitor Visa?
- What are the requirements for a Canada Visitor Visa Application?
- How can I apply for a Canada Visitor Visa?
- How much does a Canada Visitor Visa cost?
- How long does it take to get a Canada Visitor Visa?
- How Long Can I Stay in Canada on a Canada Visitor Visa?
A Visitor Visa is also referred to as a Temporary Resident Visa, and it consists of a document used for tourists to enter Canada on a temporary basis. After you successfully submit your application and all required documents, the Canada Visitor Visa will be added to your passport.
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For entering Canada as a visitor, you may need a Canada visitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). The entry document you need depends on:
- The type of travel document you plan to travel with.
- The country that issued your travel document.
- Your nationality.
- Your method of travel to Canada for this trip.
Check the list of countries below and the kind of document required.
There are a few requirements to qualify for a Canada Visitor Visa. Some of them are:
- Present a valid travel document, such as a passport.
- Prove that you are in good health.
- Have no criminal or immigration-related convictions.
- Prove to an immigration officer that you have ties with your home country, which might be a job, a property, financial assets, or family.
- Convince an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit.
- Prove that you have enough money for your stay.
The process for acquiring a Canada Visitor Visa can be made online or at a Visa Application Center (VAC). It involves filling several forms and the complexity might depend on additional requirements made by Canadian immigration offices. In summary, there are 5 main steps for applying for a Canada Visitor Visa:
- Check your eligibility for the Canada Visitor Visa.
- Collect and submit the documents required.
- Submit the Canada Visitor Visa Application form.
- Wait for processing and provide any required additional information.
- Send your passport for stamping.
Please be careful when consulting information and sending documents. Make sure to only follow instructions provided by a recognized immigration law firm or the official channels of the Canadian government.
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Here are the main fees for obtaining a Canada Visitor Visa:
- Application fee of CAD$ 100.
- Biometrics fees of CAD$ 85 per person (if required).
- Passport processing fees of around CAD$ 45.
Keep in mind that additional costs might be added, such as transportation to access the Visa Application Center (VAC), where you will collect your biometrics. Check the closest VAC on your location on this link.
All dependents, such as your spouse and minor children, that will accompany you in your travel must have their own application and should pay separate fees. You can submit all applications together so that you are processed as a family.
There is a wide range of processing time, and it will be different according to the country from which you are applying from. Check the average of processing time by country. Please keep in mind that the processing time below does not include:
- The time it takes to send an application between a visa application centre and IRCC office.
- The time you need to give your biometrics.
Most visitors can stay for up to 6 months in Canada. The border services officer might put the date you need to leave by in your passport.