Did you know the number of international tourists who visited Canada in 2018? It was 21.1 million. In 2019, the number rose by one more million! Every year, Canada welcomes millions of temporary visitors who want to explore the country, attend an event or conduct business, or visit friends and family. Despite whether you stay for a few days or a few months, you will need a visitor visa.
A visitor visa is also called a Temporary Resident Visa and is valid for a maximum of 6 months. You will need a visitor visa even if you are just transiting through one of the country’s airports.
Do you need a visitor visa or an electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)?
Few people who are visa-exempted foreign nationals may travel to Canada for short stays (up to 6 months) via air using something called an eTA. This is electronically linked to the person’s passport and is valid for 5 years. Such individuals may not need a separate visitor visa as this is considered a digital visa waiver.
If you are not a visa-exempted foreign national, you will need a visitor visa.
You can apply for a visitor visa under the following conditions.
Do you want to visit your children or grandchildren in Canada? You may be eligible for a Super Visa instead. Click here to know about it
Want to visit Canada for a short trip? Talk to our experts to find out if you are eligible for a visitor visa.