Apply online for a visitor visa: IRCC Portal

COVID-19 requirements for air travel from China, Hong Kong and Macao

As of January 5, all air travellers, 2 years of age and older, arriving from the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong or Macao must show a negative COVID-19 test result, taken no more than 2 days before their departure, to the airline in order to board their flight.

Find out more about these requirements

How to apply online with the IRCC Portal

Follow these steps to apply online.

1. Create an account and sign in

If it’s your first time using the IRCC Portal, we’ll ask for your email and give you a code to sign up for an account.

2. Complete the online form and upload your documents

After you answer all the questions, you’ll get a list of documents you need to upload.

This includes the documents that support your visa application.

Check the list of documents based on your situation.

3. Pay with a credit card

We accept credit cards and prepaid cards from Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, JCB® and UnionPay®.

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If you can’t apply online because of a disability, or if you’re travelling with an identity or travel document that was issued to a refugee, a stateless person or a non-citizen, you can apply on paper.

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