Apply on paper for a new visitor visa (in Canada)

You can apply on paper only if you can’t apply online because of

Get the application package

The package includes the application guide and all the forms you need to fill out.

Read the mailing instructions on this page carefully before you fill out the form.

Download the application package.

Important notes:

Be sure to send us all of the documents we asked for. Missing information or documents can delay your application.

Pay your application fees

In most cases, your fees will include processing fees for you and anyone you include on your application.

You must pay your fees online.

COVID-19: Changes to biometrics requirement for in-Canada temporary residence applicants

As a temporary measure, if you’re in Canada and applying to work, study or stay temporarily in Canada, you do not need to give your biometrics. Learn more about the exemption.

Third-party fees

Depending on your situation, you may need to pay third parties for

Our instruction guides can help you understand which fees apply to you and show you how to pay them.

Submit your application

When you have filled out the application forms, make sure you

Mailing instructions

Mail your package to the Case Processing Centre–Ottawa office.

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