Written By - Alka Vohra
Canada is the most favorite tourist places in the world and nowadays this place is the first choice to visit this country because of many reasons. Several tourists from all around the world come to this place to enjoy their holidays and most important the lenient immigration laws of this country also attract more people.
Recently Canada has revealed its new vision of tourism. According to that vision, they plan to be among the top 10 international destinations in the world by the year 2025. The Canadian government aims to facilitate and encourage more and more international visitors to come to Canada.
There are four steps of Canada tourist visa
Visitor visa is an official document that they stick in your document and it shows you meet all the requirements to enter in Canada.
Most of the traveler needs a visitor visa to travel to Canada and may also need the same if you may also need the one if you are traveling from Canada airport to your destination.
There are two ways to apply for a Canada visitor visa
A person can stay up to 6 months on a visitor visa.
At the port of entry, the border service officer allows you to stay for less or more than 6 months. They will put a date you need to leave Canada by in your passport and also might give you the visitor record document that will show the date on which you have to leave Canada.
If there is no stamp in your passport then you can stay for 6 months in Canada from the day you entered or until your visa expires whichever comes first.
For this, you may need a visitor visa or eTA. The entry documents you need depends on
You can apply for Canada tourist visa both online or offline.
Reason to apply online
In most of the cases, you need to give your biometric. After you pay the biometric fees and you submit your application. They will ask you for biometric by sending a letter. You have 30 days to complete your biometric process and they also tell how and where to give your biometrics.
If you didn’t pay biometric fees they will send you a letter and ask to do that process first.
They will make sure that you have all the necessary documents. If it’s incomplete they will return your application without processing.
They may also ask you for
They will inform you if you need to perform the above-given steps
The processing time of your application depends on the visa office and if you need to do the extra steps (mention above)
You will get your passport and other original documents once your application is processed and they’ll not return your original bank statement and any fake document.
After the approval of the visa, you will get the passport with stamp inside it.
If your visa is approved, they will send you the explanation letter.
The visa fees are different depends on various factors
Visitor visa - Single entry or multiple entries (including extension) - C$100
Visitor visa -maximum fee for family - C$500