Transit visa: How to apply

Video – Save time: Send a complete application

Save Time: Send a Complete Application

This tutorial video shows you how to complete your application correctly and avoid common errors that can cause delays.

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How to apply

There are 2 ways to apply: online or on paper.

You’ll need to fill out the application form for a visitor visa and select “Transit” as the “Visa requested.”

If you need help with your application, you can contact your nearest visa application centre (VAC).

You need to give your biometrics

In most cases, you now need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) after you apply. Find out where biometrics fits in the application process.

Why you should apply online

  • No courier fees or mail delivery time – we get your application instantly.
  • Online applications may be processed more quickly.
  • 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.
  • You don’t need to submit your passport until we ask for it.
  • Get updates on the status of your application directly in your online account.

How do you want to apply?

  • Apply online
  • Apply on paper
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