Apply for a super visa

You need to give your biometrics

You now need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) when you apply for a visitor visa if you are from Europe, the Middle East or Africa.

Find out who needs to give biometrics and how the new application process works.

You can apply online or on paper to get a super visa. You must send all the documents to support your application.

Visa-exempt visitors can apply for a super visa

If you do not need a visitor visa to enter Canada, you can still use the super visa to stay in Canada for up to two years. To do so, follow the steps below.

Complete and submit the requested documents to prove your eligibility.

If we approve the application, we will issue you a letter to give to a border services officer when you arrive in Canada. In addition, if you travel by air, you need to apply for an eTA separately to allow you to travel to and enter Canada. The eTA will be electronically linked to your passport, so you need to travel with the passport you use to apply for your eTA, and your letter to facilitate your travel to Canada. The officer at the border may approve a visit to Canada for up to two years.

Apply for a super visa

Apply online

Save time and get case updates online!

  • No courier fees or mail delivery time – we get your application instantly.
  • Avoid processing delays. Incomplete applications are returned to you. Applying online helps ensure your application is complete before you submit it.
  • If we need to ask for more documents, you can quickly submit them online.
  • Get updates on the status of your application directly in your online account.

Ready to get started?

To apply online, you need a scanner or camera to create electronic copies of your documents, and a valid credit or debit card.

Apply on paper

Read the Instruction Guide [IMM 5256] to get all the details to apply on paper. For a super visa, you need to use the visitor visa guide and application form.

Select the country/territory from where you apply to get your local visa office instructions:

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