Canadian Visa

How to get tourist visa for Canada?

How to get a tourist visa for Canada?

A visitor visa is also known as a temporary resident visa. It is basically a legal document that you can attach to your passport. It demonstrates that you meet the requirements for entry into Canada.

How To Apply For Visitor Visa?

One can easily apply for a visitor visa online or on paper.

How long you can stay on a Visitor Visa?

Most visitors can stay in Canada for up to six months.

The border services officer at the port of entry may allow you to stay for less than or more than 6 months. If that’s the case, they’ll stamp your passport with the departure date. They may also provide you with a document known as a visitor record, which will show the date you must leave by.

If you do not receive a stamp in your passport, you can stay in Canada for 6 months from the date you entered or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. If you require a stamp, you can obtain one from a border services officer. If you arrive at an airport that uses primary inspection kiosks, inquire with the border officer after you have completed your inspection.

Necessary Documents for a visitor visa

Document for travel history: 

A clear copy of one or more of the following documents:

  • Your former passports and/or visas (used within the last 10 years to travel outside your country)
    stamps for entry and exit.
  • Expired or valid visas for study and/or work permits that indicate your duration outside of your country.

Document for Account Statement: 

Bank name and contact information
This enables us to reach out to your bank or financial institution if we have any questions.

You must provide proof that this is your account.
The account is yours because your name and address appear on the statement.

Account information
At least 6 months of account information, including balances, to understand your financial situation.

Proof that you’re eligible to travel to Canada

You must bring evidence that you meet the eligibility requirements to travel at this time, such as

  • a COVID-19 test result that is negative (taken within 72 hours of your departure)
  • the evidence you submitted with your visa application
  • If you are required to obtain written authorization from IRCC, you must do so.
  • written permission from the Public Health Agency of Canada (if traveling for humanitarian reasons)

If you are unable to provide this information, you will not be permitted to board your flight to Canada or enter through a Canadian land port of entry.


Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have visa offices around the world.

Citizenship, Immigration, and Refugees Canada facilitates the arrival of immigrants, protects refugees, and provides programs to assist newcomers in settling in Canada. The IRCC also grants Canadians citizenship and issues travel documents (such as passports). Citizenship and Immigration Canada was the previous name for this Canadian federal government department (CIC).