Want to Explore Canada?
To apply for the Canada Visitor Visa, there are several forms and steps that you as the applicant must go through. The steps for applying for a Canada visitor visa are explained below:
- Confirm your eligibility for the Canada visitor visa.
- Complete the documents required for a Canada tourist visa.
- Submit the Canada Tourist Visa Application form.
- Wait for processing and respond to additional requests for information.
- Send your passport for stamping.
The Canada visitor visa processing time ranges from 8 to 40 days. However, the processing time is different depending on the country you live in. So, you will have to wait around 1 month for your Visitor Visa to be processed.
The visa will be valid till 10years but you are not allowed to stay there for more than 6 months at a time. So, after 6 months you must return to your home country, stay for some time and then you can return to Canada again for 6 months.
The application fee per person for a Canada Visitor Visa is CAD$100. If you also have to submit the biometrics, that will cost you an additional CAD$85. So together, the whole cost of just applying for this visa is CAD$185.In addition to this, you will also have to pay for the passport processing which will cost around CAD$45.
Your dependents, such as your spouse and minor children can come to Canada with you with a Tourist Visa. However, they must have their own application, and everyone should pay separate fees. You must submit the applications together at the Visa Application Center or online so that you are processed as a family.
If you want to stay longer than 6 months in Canada with a tourist visa, you will need a visitor visa extension. This extension is called a Visitor Record. You have to apply for a visa extension for Canada also required visa records of at least 30 days before your visitor visa expires.