Steps to apply for a visitor visa
Step 1: Check if you’re eligible to travel to Canada and what documents you need for COVID‑19
If you’re eligible, you need to submit additional documents.
The extra documents you need to submit depends on your situation.
Step 2: Get the documents that show you meet the COVID‑19 travel exemption and criteria for a visitor visa
Step 4: Give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics)
Normally, you need to give biometrics. If your local visa application centre is not open due to COVID-19, there are temporary measures in place for biometrics.
How we process your application
Processing time: varies by country
We’ll check your application to make sure you have all the documents you need.
If it’s incomplete, we’ll return your application without processing it.
If we approve your application, we’ll ask you to send us your passport.
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Send us your passport (if we approve your application)
To get your visa, follow the instructions we’ll send to you.
Prepare for your travel to and arrival in Canada
You may need to bring with you documents you submitted with your visa application, or present additional documents to the border services officer on arrival in Canada.
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