What to Do to Get a Canadian Tourist Visa

Traveling is easy with a Canadian tourist visa. Individuals who travel with a tourist visa have no restrictions inside the country. To make your visit to Canada much easier learn what you need to do to get your tourist visa.

Eligibility: Everyone entering Canada must have a valid passport with at least six months remaining before it expires. You must be able to prove that you can afford your visit, plan to return home after your stay and be in good health. Occasionally you will be asked for a doctor’s note, some type of employment verification and sometimes a letter from a friend or family member who is a citizen of Canada.

Applying for a Visa: Not everyone who wishes to travel to Canada needs a visa. You can check the Canadian Citizenship and Immigration website to determine if you will need a visa. If you need a visa, a visit to that website will provide you with the forms and instructions that you will need to start the application process. Make sure you read the instructions as they will also help you determine your eligibility.

Documents: In addition to your passport you will need two recent photographs that are two by two inches. You may also be asked for a letter of invitation. The visa packet includes the initial application. This form should be filled out prior to visiting your embassy.

Denial: Criminal convictions such as assault, theft, manslaughter and driving while intoxicated can have your visa request denied. If you are sick or contagious you can be denied entry. Canadian officials suggest you check their website for more information on who will be denied entry into their country.

Fees: Application fees for visas are not refundable for any reason. Payment must be included with the application forms. Payment methods vary from country to country. Check with you local embassy for more information.

Exemptions: Enhanced passport holders do not need a visa to enter Canada. Some other exemptions apply so be sure to check thoroughly before you apply for your Canadian tourist visa.

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