Visitor visa: How to apply on paper

Get the application package

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

Read the guide carefully before you complete your application. We will not refund your application fee, so make sure you need a visitor visa before you apply.

Each individual applicant must submit a completed application form. Applicants under the age of 18 must have this form signed by a parent or a guardian.

Download the application package

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 the biometrics fee when you submit your application. Otherwise, you may experience delays.

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

Families should send their individual applications in one package. The principal applicant must send this combined package to the location where their application will be processed.

Select the country/territory you’ll be applying from to find out where to submit your application. You can choose your country of nationality or the country/territory where you have been legally admitted:

If you need to give biometrics (fingerprints and photograph), and you’re applying on paper, submit your application in person. VAC staff will check that it is complete and will confirm that you have paid the correct fees before you can give your biometrics.

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