TRACS | Canada Visit Visa

Eligibility for Canada Visit Visa:

To be eligible for a Canada visit visa, you must:

  1. Have a valid passport: Your passport must be valid for the duration of your intended stay in Canada.
  2. Demonstrate your intent to leave Canada: You must convince the immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your authorized stay. This can be shown through ties to your home country, such as employment, family, property, or financial assets.
  3. Provide evidence of funds: You should have sufficient funds to cover your stay in Canada, including accommodation, transportation, and other expenses.
  4. Have no criminal record: You may be required to provide a police certificate or undergo a background check.
  5. Be in good health: In some cases, you may need to undergo a medical examination.

Application Process:

To apply for a Canada visit visa, follow these steps:

  1. Determine the type of visitor visa you need: Canada offers various types of visitor visas, such as a single-entry visa, multiple-entry visa, or transit visa. Choose the one that suits your travel plans.
  2. Complete the application form: Fill out the appropriate application form accurately and honestly. The form is available online on the official Government of Canada website.
  3. Gather supporting documents: Prepare the required supporting documents, including a valid passport, photographs, proof of funds, travel itinerary, invitation letter (if applicable), and any additional documents requested by the Canadian embassy or consulate.
  4. Pay the application fee: Check the current fee for the visitor visa application and pay it online or as instructed by the embassy or consulate. Fees are non-refundable, regardless of the outcome of the application.


Typically, visitors are allowed to stay in Canada for up to six months. The immigration officer at the port of entry will determine the duration of your stay.

If you wish to extend your stay in Canada, you should apply for an extension before your current visitor visa expires.

No, a visitor visa does not permit you to work or study in Canada. If you plan to work or study, you will need to apply for the appropriate work or study permit.

While not mandatory, it is strongly recommended to have travel medical insurance to cover any medical expenses that may arise during your stay in Canada.

If you are a citizen of a country that requires a visitor visa to enter Canada, having a valid US visa does not exempt you from obtaining a Canada visit visa. You will still need to apply for and obtain a visitor visa for Canada.