Apply online for a visitor visa: IRCC Portal

You must apply through the IRCC Portal if you’re coming to Canada to

How to apply online with the IRCC Portal

Follow these steps to apply online.

  1. Create an account and sign in
  2. Answer the questions in the online form
    • For the question Tell us more about what you'll do in Canada. Include dates, make sure to do both of the following:
      • write “COVID-19” exactly like this (you must use capital letters)
      • enter any other details about what you’ll do (for example, work in health services)
  3. Upload your documents
  4. Pay with a credit card
    • We accept credit cards and prepaid cards from Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, JCB® and UnionPay®.

If you can’t apply online because of a disability, or if you’re travelling with an identity or travel document that was issued to a refugee, a stateless person or a non-citizen, you can apply on paper.

Apply online through the IRCC Portal

After you apply, prepare yourself to travel to Canada.

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