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.

Find out what to do for your biometrics

Venezuelan passport holders

You may need to complete extra steps when you fill out your application.

How to apply

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Answer some questions to get specific instructions on how to apply for a visitor visa.

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