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Temporary Resident (Visitor) Visa Application Forms

Please carefully read the Visiting Canada section of our website and the instruction guide provided below before you complete the application forms. The fee for processing your application is not refundable, so make sure you are eligible to get a Temporary Resident Visa before you apply. Please note that submitting a completed application and necessary supporting documents does not guarantee that you will receive a visa.

Step 1: See the Temporary Resident Visa Checklist to see which forms and supporting documents you must submit:

Step 2: Review the Temporary Resident Visa Instruction Guide and Application Forms on the CIC website

  • Instruction Guide: Applying for a Temporary Resident Visa Outside Canada [IMM 5256] | PDF * (234 KB)

Step 3: You MUST submit the following forms with your application. If you do not submit all forms, your application will be returned as incomplete:

  • Application for Temporary Resident Visa Made Outside of Canada [IMM 5257] | PDF * (338 KB)
  • Family Information [IMM 5645] | PDF * (59 KB)

Step 4: You must also submit the following forms, if applicable to your case (see the Instruction Guide above to see if these apply to you):

  • Schedule 1 - Application for a Temporary Resident Visa Made Outside of Canada [IMM 5257 - Schedule 1] | PDF * (61 KB)
  • Use of a Representative [IMM 5476] | PDF * (55 KB)
  • Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union [IMM 5409] | PDF * (97 KB)

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