Transit visa: How to apply

How to apply

COVID-19: Changes to biometrics requirement

Normally, you need to give biometrics if you haven’t given biometrics in the last 10 years. If your local visa application centre is not open due to COVID-19, there are temporary measures in place for biometrics.

Find out what to do for your biometrics

Venezuelan passport holders

You may need to complete extra steps when you fill out your application.

Apply online with the IRCC Portal

You must apply online with the IRCC Portal for a transit visa.

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.

Need an IRCC Portal account?

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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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