How many funds must be shown for Canadian visitor visa

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How many funds must be shown for Canadian visitor visa

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.

New tourism Vision of Canada - That helps in Canada visitor visa

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.

Canada visitor visa requirement

There are four steps of Canada tourist visa

  • Document
  • Eligibility
  • How to apply
  • After you apply

Documents -

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

  • Online
  • Offline

How long you can stay

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.

What do you need before applying Canada visitor visa 

For this, you may need a visitor visa or eTA. The entry documents you need depends on 

  • One travel document that means with whom you travel
  • Your nationality proof
  • The country that issues your travel document
  • Your method of travel


  • Valid travel document
  • No criminal record
  • Good health
  • Convince an immigration officer that you will come back to your country after your stay or you have ties - job, family, asset.
  • Have enough money for your stay. 
  • The amount of money will depend on how long will you stay or you stay with your family or friends

How to apply

You can apply for Canada tourist visa both online or offline.

Reason to apply online

  • No courier fees or delivery time- they get their application instantly. 
  • An online application may be processed more quickly as compared to offline applications.
  • It avoids processing delays. Incomplete documents return directly to you. If you apply online, it also helps you to make sure that your documents are complete before submitting.
  • If they need more documents then you can quickly submit that online
  • No need to submit your document until they ask for it.
  • You can get an update of your application online on your account.

After you apply

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.

Canada visitor visa processing time

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

  • Go for an interview with their officials in your country
  • Medical certificate
  • Police verification certificate
  • To send more documents

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.

Canada visitor visa fee

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