Thank you for your interest in Canada. Please read the following carefully before submitting your application. Additional information is available on the visitor Instruction Guide (IMM 5256).
Properly completing the application and providing the complete documentation requested is the responsibility of the applicant. By doing so, the applicant increases his chances of receiving a favourable decision within our estimated processing times.
Returning students with valid Student Permit for Canada: If there is no need to renew your Student Permit, you must apply for a Temporary Resident Visa. In addition to all other requirements, make sure you also submit a copy and/or original of your valid Study Permit along with your complete academic record-transcripts from the school(s) you attended in Canada & an updated lette from the school you are attending, clearly stating that you are a registered student and of good standing. The fee for a multiple-entry visa is required.
Returning workers with valid Work Permit for Canada: In addition to the following requirements, make sure you also submit a copy and/or original of your valid Work Permit with an updated letter from your current employer confirming your employment. Multiple-entry visa fee is required.
If you are planning to travel to other countries while your visa is being processed, please submit, along with your application, a photocopy of the page(s) of your passport showing: your identity, photo and validity of your passport in addition to a cover letter explaining the reason why you are not submitting your passport, and the date you will send it, to allow for the completion of the application process. Please note that we will not send you a reminder.
We recommend that your passport be valid for a minimum of six months upon arrival at the Canadian Port of Entry.
We do not accept passports including more than one person. One passport per person required. Children must each have their own passport.
You may also submit any previous passports you have used in order to show your previous travel history.
If an employer funded your travel, please provide company authorization/funding letter for your business visit to Canada. The letter should justify the reason of your business visit to Canada.
A detailed invitation letter from any Canadian firm(s) also justifying the reason of your visit.
DO NOT HAVE FIRM(S) SENDING THE INVITATION DIRECTLY TO THE EMBASSY. PLEASE PROVIDE WITH THE