Canada Visa from Nigeria - Complete Guide To Canada Visitor Visa Application And Requirements - Visa Reservation (2022)

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One of the world’s most popular destinations, Canada sees thousands of holidaymakers flock there every year. There is so much to see and do – fabulous cities like Toronto and Vancouver, just waiting for you to explore. It’s also great to get out into the countryside where beautiful vistas await! In this article, learn more about how to apply for a Canada Visitor Visa from Nigeria – online and in person, processing time at the Canadian visa application center, flight itinerary and Canada visitor visa application process.

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Source: canadianvisa.org

Applying for a Canada Visitor Visa from Nigeria

There are 2 ways to apply for a Canada Visitor Visa from Nigeria:

  1. Apply online at www.canada.ca
  2. Apply through VFS Global located in Abuja and Lagos

Types of visas for Canada

To enter and stay in Canada for up to 6 months, you will need to apply for a temporary resident visa. If you are planning on going to Canada as a tourist, you will need a visitor visa.

If you are going for any other purpose, such as visiting family or to study, you will need a different type of visa. You can find out which visa you need by going to the Government of Canada’s website.

Visitor visas are issued as:

  1. Single entry – you can enter Canada once during the visa dates
  2. Multiple entry – you can enter Canada as many times as you wish before the visa expires

The Canada Visitor Visa Application Process

The processing time for visitor visa applications from Nigeria is 207 days.

However, it could take longer depending on:

  1. The type of application/visa
  2. If it is complete when you submit it
  3. How many other applications have been received at the same time
  4. If the information you have provided can be easily verified
  5. How long you take to respond to any requests made by the visa office
  6. The time it takes for your application to be sent to the government of Canada from VFS in Nigeria
  7. The time it takes you to provide biometric data

It is your responsibility to apply in plenty of time to allow your application to be processed well before your departure date.

How to apply for a Canada visitor visa from Nigeria

You may apply online or in person. Before you decide, you should consider the benefits of applying online:

  1. No courier fees or mail delivery time
  2. Online applications may be processed more quickly
  3. Avoid processing delays
  4. If we need to ask for more documents, you can submit them online
  5. No need to submit your passport immediately
  6. Get updates on the status of your application

Whether you apply online or in person, there are 4 steps which you must follow:

  1. Gather documents
  2. Complete the application
  3. Pay the fees
  4. Submit the application – either electronically (online application) or at the visa office (paper/in-person application)

How to apply for a Canada visitor visa online

Go to www.canada.ca and click on “Menu” – “Immigration and citizenship” – “Visit”:

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Scroll down to “Services and information” and click on “Apply for a visitor visa”:

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Click on “Apply”:

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Scroll down to “How do you want to apply” and choose “Online” and click on “Get instructions”:

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Before you start your application, it’s a good idea to read the instructions so you know what is being asked of you. When you are ready to proceed click on “Apply for a visitor visa”:

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You will need to register as a new user:

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Then, you can sign in and start your application:

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Don’t forget, you can refer to the instruction guide if you are not sure what to key into the fields on the application.

Before you submit your application, you will:

  1. Pay the visa and biometric fees
  2. Upload your documents

Another reason to apply online is that you will be unable to submit an incomplete application. The system will not allow you to submit it until you have done everything!

How to apply for a Canada visitor visa in person at VFS Global

Go to VFS Global’s website and where it says “Apply for a visa” click on “Start now”:

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There are 7 steps to apply for your Canada visitor visa through VFS Global:

  1. Step 1 – Identify visa type
  2. Step 2 – Begin your application
  3. Step 3 – Book an appointment
  4. Step 4 – Pay the fees
  5. Step 5 – Visit the visa application center
  6. Step 6 – Track your application
  7. Step 7 – Collect your passport

Step 1 – Identify visa type

Find out whether you need a visa and what type of visa you need to apply for. You can follow the steps mentioned above to complete this step

Step 2 – Begin your application

You can either download and complete the application form OR submit it electronically.

Click on the link for the application form and choose IMM 5257 – Application for Temporary Resident Visa. You still need to print the completed form along with 2 copies of the 2D barcode:

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Step 3 – Book an appointment

You only need tobook an appointmentto have your fingerprints and photo taken at the visa application center. If you do not need to provide this biometric data and are simply submitting your visa application, you can just visit the center during their business hours. If you are not sure whether you need to provide biometric data, you can check on the Government of Canada’s website.

Making appointments with the visa application center is generally free and can be done yourself. However, If you are running short of time or not sure where to apply to or have no idea on how to get this done yourself then not to worry, we will make the appointment for you for a small service fee!

Booking a visa appointment using our services is pretty simple! All you have to do is follow the 3 simple steps below:

  1. Visit the link to schedule the visa appointment
  2. Submit the appointment details, visa you are applying for, visa office you need the appointment for, the country you need the appointment IN and make the payment
  3. Receive appointment confirmation in email

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You can also make an appointment on your own.

Go to VFS Global’s website and you can book your appointment in the following ways:

  1. Online – click on the link for scheduling an appointment
  2. By telephone – call the helpline number: 2348150199900
  3. By email – click on the link for the correct visa office
  4. By Webchat – click on “Chat now”
  5. In person – you can visit the visa application center in person

Step 4 – Pay the fees

There are 2 types of fee:

  1. Application processing fee
  2. Biometric fee

As mentioned above, the fees must be paid before you submit your application online or when you attend your appointment at the visa application center. The fee required may be paid in your local currency.

Type of VisaFee in Can $Fee in NGN

Visitor visa (including super visa) – per person

Single or multiple entry temporary resident visa

$10027,500

Visitor visa – per family (1 fee per family of 5 or more people)

Single or multiple entry temporary resident visa. Maximum fee for a family of 5 or more people applying at the same time and place

$500137,500

Bio-metric Fee:

Biometric FeesCAN$NGN
Biometrics (per person)$8523,370

Biometrics (per family) (2 or more people)

Maximum fee for a family of 2 or more people applying at the same time and place

$17046,750

Fees are subject to change at any time and will not be refunded even if your application is rejected.

VFS Global may charge you additional fees for other services:

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How to pay the fees for your application

To pay the fees for your application you’ll need:

  1. An email address
  2. Access to a printer
  3. A credit card

Click on the link which you’ll find on the visa website:

You will be directed to the Government of Canada’s website where you can pay for the fees online:

Remember to print off 2 copies of the receipt. You will need to submit 1 alongside your visa application and the other is your proof of payment.

If you are unable to make online payments, you can pay the fee at the visa application center.

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Step 5 – Visit the visa application center

You should arrive at the visa application center at least 15 minutes before your designated time. You will:

  1. Hand over your application and supporting documents
  2. Provide biometric data
  3. Pay the fee
  4. Receive a receipt – this will have a unique tracking number so you can get updates about your application

Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your visa application, as well as a valid passport or travel document with at least 2 pages that are blank on both sides.

Step 6 – Track your application

You can track your application in the following ways:

  1. On VFS Global’s website
  2. Webchat: Chat Now
  3. Email: info.cannig@vfshelpline.com
  4. Helpline number: 2348150199900
  5. Visit the visa application center in person

Step 7 – Collect your passport

After a visa application decision has been made, you can pick up your documents from VFS Global or have your documents returned to you by courier. Please note, there may be a fee for this service, so you should check with the visa office.

Required documents

Whether you are applying online or in person, there is a list of required documents that you will need to submit with your visa application. There is a document checklist you can refer to, but documents include

  1. Completed application form for a Temporary Resident Visa – IMM 5257
  2. Family information form
  3. Valid passport and a copy of your current and previous passports including the biographic page and all pages that are not blank
  4. 2 photos with your name and date of birth written on the back. Must have been taken within the last 6 months
  5. Purpose of travel
  6. Proof of legal residency status in Nigeria
  7. Travel authorization letter (if the applicant is a minor) including parent (s) passport
  8. Visa fee

It is important to note that further documents may be required depending on your nationality and where you are applying from. Applicants applying from Nigeria will need to submit other specific documents.

On the “Apply online” page, click on “Read the instruction guide”:

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Go to the “Gather documents” section and click on the link for “Application for a visitor visa”:

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Scroll down to “Select a country/territory” choose Nigeria and click on “Get documents”:

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Please note, you MUST select the country/territory from where you are applying to get your local visa office instructions. If you do not, you might submit an incomplete application which will result in a rejected or delayed application.

On the next page, click on “Visa office instructions – Visit (IMM 5873)”:

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You will then be directed to the visa office instruction document:

Please remember, this document must be used in conjunction with the document checklist IMM 5484 (see above). You also need to place the visa office instruction checklist on top of your application pack, so don’t forget to do this.

Read the instructions carefully! In addition to the above documents, applicants from Nigeria need to provide the following documents:

  1. Consent to verification of documents form – contact VFS Global in Nigeria for more information
  2. Schedule 1 form – IMM 5257B – if you have answered “yes” to any of the background information questions on the application form
  3. Explanation of the purpose of your trip – details of your itinerary including the length of stay, destination and contacts along with a provisional airline booking
  4. Letter of invitation from the person/business you will visit – must include dates, duration of visit, purpose and contact information
  5. Proof of financial support – bank statements for the past three months and/or employment letter, pay-slips, proof of pension, business registration, investments, etc. If you are not paying for your own trip: a letter signed by the person paying and a photocopy of their passport. You must also explain how this person is related to you. Documents should be dated within the last 3 months
  6. If you are traveling to Canada to attend a seminar/trade show/conference – proof of invitation, registration and hotel booking
  7. For business travel – letter of employment stating the purpose of travel, your itinerary and who will be paying for your trip. Plus, a letter from the Canadian business stating duration and nature of your business
  8. Proof of business. Self-employed – business registration, tax clearance certificates, trade certificates, licence and financial documents such as business bank accounts for the last 6 months
  9. Proof of employment – letter from employer stating occupation, salary, start dates etc., as well as authorization of leave AND last 3 payslips
  10. Proof of study – confirmation/proof of registration
  11. Marriage certificate/birth certificate for each family member (whether or not they are applying for a visa)
  12. For parents and grandparents super visa – medical insurance – 1 year cover and from a Canadian insurance company. Covers health care, hospitalization and repatriation for at least $100,000. It should be valid for each entry to Canada and available for review by border control. A letter of invitation that states financial support will be available during your visit along with payslips, bank statements etc. A list of people in the inviter’s household. Plus, proof of residency of inviter

All documents should be in English or French. If not, you should provide the English or French translation and an affidavit from the person who completed the translation and a certified copy of the original document.

Make sure you have all the required documents for your visa to prevent your application from being delayed or rejected.

If you’re planning to obtain your flight reservation for visa without paying for the ticket, all you have to do is follow the 3 simple steps below:

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  1. Visit the Visa Reservation website to choose the right package
  2. Submit the travel details and make the payment online
  3. Receive flight itinerary in email

After you submit your documents

Once you have submitted your application, the Canadian visa office will review your application. They may do any of the following things:

  1. Return your application if it is not complete without being processed
  2. Ask you to verify any of the information you have provided
  3. Ask you to send more documentation
  4. Call you in to attend an interview

If your visa application is approved you can:

  1. Have your passport with the attached visa returned by courier
  2. Pick up your passport from the VFS office

If your visa application has been rejected, you will receive a letter with an explanation

The following reasons may result in a rejected application:

  1. Giving false documentation – please do not do this! You will be found out and you may not be allowed to enter Canada for 5 years
  2. Submitting an incomplete application – make sure you read all the instructions and checklists carefully to avoid doing this
  3. A criminal or security problem – if you have been involved in any criminal activity in the past, it’s best to declare this and be upfront and honest
  4. The visa officer is concerned you will not return to Nigeria after the visa expires – you can provide documents that prove you have ties to your home country, such as an employment contract

Contact details for VFS Global

Email: info.cannig@vfshelpline.com

Helpline Number: 2348150199900

Abuja

Address:

Visa Application Centre, Sterling Bank Plaza, 3rd Floor, Plot No 1083, Mohammadu Buhari Way, Central Business District, Abuja, Nigeria

Opening Hours:

Business hoursMonday to Friday07:30 – 16:00
Passport collectionMonday to Friday07:30 – 16:00
Walk-in hoursMonday to Friday07:30 – 16:00

Lagos

Address:

Visa Application Centre, Ground Floor, The Manor, Plot 110, Admiral Ayinla Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria

Opening Hours:

Business hoursMonday to Friday07:30 – 16:00
Passport collectionMonday to Friday07:30 – 16:00
Walk-in hoursMonday to Friday07:30 – 16:00

FAQs

1. How can I apply for a Canada visitor visa from Nigeria?

You can apply online at www.canada.ca OR in person at one of the local VFS offices in Abuja or Lagos

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2. Can I get a visitor visa when I arrive in Canada?

No, you must obtain a visitor visa before you arrive in Canada

3. What fees do I need to pay?

You will pay fees for:

  1. Canada visa
  2. Biometrics
  3. Any additional services at VFS Global

4. Where do I submit my visa application?

You may submit your application online or at either of the VFS Offices located in Nigeria

5. I have already provided biometric data on my last visa application. Do I need to do this again?

If you have provided biometrics within the last 10 years, you do not have to do so again

6. Do I need an appointment if I am submitting my application in person?

As long as you do not have to provide biometric data, you do not need an appointment to submit your application

7. How do I get my passport back?

Once a decision has been made about your visa application, you can either:

  1. Collect your passport from the visa application center
  2. Have it returned by courier

8. What happens after I submit my application?

Your application will be checked to make sure it is complete and then reviewed in order for a decision to be made. You can track the progress of your application online

9. Can I work in Canada with a visitor visa?

No, you are not permitted to undertake any kind of work with a visitor visa unless you apply for a study permit beforehand

10. What documents do I need for a visa application?

Documents such as passport, proof of residency in your home country, travel itinerary. For the full list of required documents, you can refer to both the document checklist and the visa office instruction document mentioned above

Conclusion

To apply for your Canada Visitor Visa online:

  1. Create an account
  2. Complete your application online
  3. Pay the fees
  4. Submit your application

If you are applying in person:

  1. Gather your documents
  2. Complete your application form
  3. Make an appointment (if biometrics are required)
  4. Pay the fee
  5. Submit your application

Once you get your visa, you can start the countdown to your wonderful trip to Canada!

At Visa Reservation, we strive to simplify the visa process by providing free visa consultations, cover letter templates and no objection letter templates for our clients from US, UK, Canada, Philippines, India, China, UAE, Europe, Nigeria and globally. We also offer flight itinerary for visa, travel medical insurance, hotel reservations for visa , Book Visa Appointment, Travel Guides, Visa Interview Guides, Visa Packages and many more. To learn more about how we can help you with our visa services, please feel free to contact us today.

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FAQs

How much funds do I need to show for Canada visitor visa? ›

Funds Needed for a Canada Tourist Visa

per month for their monthly expenses, and if an applicant is coming for tourism, then 2,000 CAD (INR 1,22,805 approx.) for 30 days per person is enough.

How long does Canada visitor visa take from Nigeria? ›

The processing time for visas can take up to 30 days depending on the type of application submitted, the volume of applications received and whether the application is complete. Your passport and visa can be collected from the visa application centre you applied at or delivered via courier service.

How long does it take to get a Canadian visa from Nigeria 2022? ›

The processing time for a Canada tourist visa is 15 days, if your documentation is done properly. A business visa takes 1 to 6 weeks of processing time. A temporary resident visa application takes 16-20 days to be processed.

How do I fill in visitor visa for Canada? ›

  1. Step 1: Get the documents that show you meet the criteria for a visitor visa. Check the list of documents based on your situation.
  2. Step 2: Apply online. Create an account. Upload your documents. ...
  3. Step 3: Give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) Normally, you need to give biometrics.
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How much money do I need in the bank to go to Canada? ›

How much money you'll need
Number of family membersFunds required (in Canadian dollars)
1$13,310
2$16,570
3$20,371
4$24,733
4 more rows
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How much bank balance is required for Canada? ›

In Quebec
People coming to CanadaAmount of funds required per year (doesn't include tuition)
1 person aged 18 or overCAN$13,134
2 people aged 18 or overCAN$19,264
2 people aged 18 or over and 1 person under the age of 18CAN$21,579
2 people aged 18 or over and 2 people under the age of 18CAN$23,290
1 more row
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How long does it take to get Canada visitor visa after Biometrics? ›

How Long it Take to get Visa After Biometric Canada? After you have submitted your biometrics to the IRCC with your visa application it should take around 8 weeks to receive your valid visa.

How long does it take to get visitor visa after Biometrics Canada 2022? ›

How long does it take to get a visa after Biometrics Canada 2022? It takes around 8 weeks to get a visa after submitting your biometrics along with the work permit to the IRCC.

How long does it take to process Canada visa after Biometrics? ›

We process most Student Direct Stream applications within 20 calendar days after we receive your biometrics, if you meet the eligibility.

How do I know if my Canadian visa is approved? ›

You will notice an approved stamp. This means that your Visa has been approved and now you can move to Canada. If you don't see any stamp then there will be another letter that specifies the reason for rejection of your Visa. Nowadays, not many try their hands-on applying for Visa through the Post.

What is the next step after giving biometrics for Canada visa? ›

After you give your biometrics, your fingerprints and photo will be encrypted and sent electronically to a secure Government of Canada database.

How long does it take to receive Canadian visitor visa? ›

Processing times for a visitor visa depend on where you are making the application from, and how. If you apply from within Canada, online and paper-based applications are processed within 92 days. However, applications made from outside of Canada will vary depending on the applicant's country of residence.

Do we need notarized letter for Canada visitor visa? ›

Information for the person writing the letter of invitation

Send your letter (notarized, if the visa office asks for that) to the person you are inviting to Canada. The person must then send this letter to the Canadian embassy or consulate outside of Canada when he or she applies for a temporary resident visa.

What are the documents required for visa for Canada? ›

your previous passports and/or visas (used within the last 10 years to travel outside your country) entry and exit stamps. study and/or work permits that indicate your duration outside your country.
...
  • name.
  • date of birth.
  • document number.
  • citizenship or residency status.
  • photo, and.
  • expiry date (if applicable)
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Do we need to submit passport for Canada tourist visa? ›

Yes. The visa office where you apply may have certain instructions on how and where to submit your passport and how to get your visa. If you will need your passport for other travel while we are processing your application, tell the visa office.

What food items are not allowed into Canada? ›

You may not bring the following into Canada if sourced from, processed, or packaged in a restricted zone in the US: all raw poultry and poultry products. by-products that are not fully cooked, including eggs and raw pet foods.

Can I go to Canada without money? ›

When moving to Canada, the authorities require that you have enough money to live there. But it's not in all cases that you need this. Exceptions include when applying through CEC, spousal sponsorship, live-in caregiver, trade agreements, IEC, visitor visa, or you have a work permit or job offer.

How much is rent in Canada? ›

The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Canada is $1310. In terms of affordability, here are some properties and their average price.
...
What is the average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Canada?
PropertyPrice per month
1 Bedroom$1358
2 Bedroom$1703
Single Family House$2361
Condo Apartment$2009
6 Jul 2022

Is bank balance required for visa? ›

Yes, a bank statement is one of the few financial statements which have been categorised as required as financial documents necessary for US student visa application.

How do I get a 10 year Canadian visa? ›

To apply for a multiple entry temporary resident visa, you must fill out the necessary paperwork and include the required supporting documents, as well as pay for your application. You may also be required to undergo a medical examination and/or have your fingerprints and photograph taken.

What is the next process after biometrics? ›

After biometrics, you should receive a decision about work authorization within 90 days (or 30 days for initial Asylum applicants) from the receipt date on your Form I-765. EOIR- granted asylees will sometimes receive a 2-year EAD card by mail within 7 to 10 days from the day the biometrics information is received.

How do I know if my visa is approved? ›

At the end of your immigrant visa interview, the consular officer will inform you whether your visa application is approved or denied. Some visa applications require further administrative processing, which takes additional time after the visa applicant's interview by a consular officer.

Can visa get rejected after biometrics? ›

Yes. Biometrics is just a beginning of your visa application process. Visa can be rejected or approved.

Why Canada visitor visa is taking so long? ›

One of the reasons processing times are so high is because Canada is processing record-high quantities of applications across many different categories.

Does biometrics mean approval Canada visitor visa? ›

If I'm asked to give my biometrics, does that mean my application is approved? No. Giving your biometrics is one of the steps you need to do before we can process your application.

How long does it take to get your passport back from VFS Canada? ›

Applications are processed in the order of receipt. Processing usually takes 15 business days from receipt by the Embassy of a complete application and may take longer during peak times and in exceptional circumstances.

Why is Canadian visa taking longer 2022? ›

The country saw a massive surge of 55% in visa application in the year 2022 as opposed to the number of visa application it got in 2019. Experts have cited the pandemic for the sudden surge in visa applications that has also cause the backlog.

What do Canadian visa officers check? ›

Issues With Travel or Identity Documents

Submit all of the appropriate (and correct) documentation, including a valid passport, recent photos, and properly completed forms. The visa officer will use these documents to determine whether you are admissible to Canada.

Is interview required for Canada visa? ›

After the visa fee is paid, the application requires the applicants to schedule an interview with the Canadian Embassy/Consulate. The visa interview is the final stage of the application process which determines whether the visa is getting approved/rejected.

Does visa come after biometrics? ›

If you have applied for a visa online, after you receive the Biometric Instruction Letter (BIL) bring a printed copy of your Biometric Instruction Letter (BIL), consent form, as well as valid passport or travel document with at least 2 pages that are blank on both sides.

How long does biometrics results take? ›

Your biometrics will allow USCIS to conduct the required background check so your case adjudication can continue. The appointment typically lasts around 15 minutes. Once your fingerprints are taken, it generally takes 30-45 days for the FBI clearances to appear in USCIS's system.

Does VFS take your passport? ›

At the end of the passport collection process VFS requests that every collecting person signs off the Register of Passport collection. Upon collection of passports, applicants are advised to check that the visa granted meets with their travel schedule.

Is it hard to get visitor visa for Canada? ›

Canada tourist visa requirements are easy to understand. The entire visa application process is online. Canada typically issues long-term multiple-entry visas valid for 5 to 10 years. Even if you are not planning on traveling to Canada right away, getting a Canadian tourist visa can be useful for two reasons.

What is proof of financial support in Canada for visitor visa? ›

Proof of financial means to cover the expenses for the duration of your visit: o Bank statements showing the past 3-month transaction history and the average balance for the past 6 months. o Any additional relevant documentation (employment letter, pay slips, proof of pension, business registration, investments, etc.).

Can I get Canada visa without bank statement? ›

International Experience Canada participants who can't get a bank statement may show the following as proof of funds when they arrive at a Canadian port of entry: A letter on official letterhead from your banking institution, that: is issued no more than one (1) week before your departure for Canada.

Can I get a visa without an invitation letter? ›

An invitation is not required and cannot guarantee visa issuance. In fact, there are no required documents for tourist/business visa applications. Visa applicants must qualify for the visa according to their own circumstances, not on the basis of a sponsor's assurance.

Is tourist visa and Visitor visa Same for Canada? ›

Many people will wonder what is the difference between a tourist visa to Canada and a visitor visa to Canada. The answer is, nothing! They are the same thing just said two different ways.

How do I prove sufficient funds for a Canadian visa? ›

They can prove their proof of funds through: Canadian bank account in their name, if they have transferred money to Canada. Guaranteed Investment Certificate (GIC) from a Canadian financial institution. Proof of student or educational loan from the bank.

How much money do you need to show for a tourist visa? ›

Applicant must show that they have sufficient funds to support their stay in Australia (minimum $1000 per month) The onus is on the applicant to demonstrate with bank statements that they have personal funds to support themselves.

How much money do you need to sponsor tourist visa? ›

You really should have money to show your financial strength to be able to support the people you are sponsoring. While there is no specific guideline to how much money you should have in the bank, it should be enough to take care of all their expenses. Something like $5,000/person should be good enough.

What are the documents required for Canada tourist visa? ›

your previous passports and/or visas (used within the last 10 years to travel outside your country) entry and exit stamps. study and/or work permits that indicate your duration outside your country.
...
  • name.
  • date of birth.
  • document number.
  • citizenship or residency status.
  • photo, and.
  • expiry date (if applicable)
13 Oct 2022

Do I need proof of funds to enter Canada? ›

The border services officer may also ask for proof of funds. You must present a statement of your bank account issued no more than 1 week before your departure for Canada. It must clearly show that you have enough money to support yourself for the first 3 months of your stay in Canada (the equivalent of CAN$2,500).

What is the next step after biometrics for Canada visitor visa? ›

After you have submitted your biometrics to the IRCC with your visa application it should take around 8 weeks to receive your valid visa. Each case can vary so always discuss with your immigration lawyer or consultant.

Does Canada embassy check bank statement? ›

The Embassy does not check bank statement in case of every applicant. It is done on random basis or in case of doubt.

What can make Canada visa to be denied? ›

A refusal will come as a result of a failure to prove finances, prove intent, provide supporting documents, meet health, security, or criminal admissibility standards.

How can I increase my chances of getting Canadian visa? ›

How can I increase my chances of getting a Study Visa in Canada?
  1. Demonstrate Your Intent to Leave Canada. ...
  2. Provide Sufficient Proof of Funds. ...
  3. Submit Complete Documentation. ...
  4. Get Police Clearance and Medical Report. ...
  5. Complete and Updated Information. ...
  6. Showcase Good Language Skills.
8 Jun 2022

What are 3 things you can do with a visitor visa? ›

For the B2 visa, some acceptable reasons include: visiting tourist attractions in the United States, visiting friends or family, receiving medical treatment, participating in social events, participating in amateur competitions, or enrolling in a course of study not for credit.

Can I get visit visa without bank statement? ›

Employees without bank accounts may submit 6-3 months worth of pay slips that can serve as proof of the money you are receiving.

Do I need bank statement for tourist visa? ›

You will usually be asked to provide bank statements for the previous three months as evidence that you can afford to support yourself financially throughout your stay in the US. If somebody else is funding your stay in the US, then you can provide evidence that they can afford to do so.

Does visitor visa require sponsor? ›

A letter of invitation or Affidavit of Support is not needed to apply for a visitor visa. If you choose to bring a letter of invitation or Affidavit of Support to your interview, please remember it is not one of the factors used in determining whether to issue or deny the visa.

How many people can I sponsor for visitor visa? ›

If eligible, each person can sponsor only one visa applicant at a time.

Can a friend sponsor my tourist visa? ›

Unfortunately, no, you can't petition for a foreign national's visa or green card if they aren't a family member. But there is still a way you can help. You can sponsor your friend's immigration petition financially.

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