Visitor visa: How to apply
Apply only if you’re eligible to travel to Canada right now
- We strongly encourage you to wait until you’re eligible to travel to Canada before you submit a visitor visa application. Find out if you can enter Canada.
- Travel restrictions are in place across all border crossings.
- We’ll contact you within 14 to 30 business days of getting your complete application.
- If you already submitted an application for a visitor visa and are eligible to travel, see the instructions for visitor visa applicants.
Your fingerprints and photo (biometrics)
COVID-19: Changes to biometrics requirement
Normally, you need to give biometrics if you haven’t given biometrics in the last 10 years. If your local visa application centre is not open due to COVID-19, there are temporary measures in place for biometrics.
How to apply
Get detailed instructions
Answer some questions to get specific instructions on how to apply for a visitor visa.
Apply for a visitor visa through the IRCC Portal
You need to apply for a visitor visa through this new application process.
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