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eligibility criteria

Prior to requesting a visiting visa

  • Obtain the necessary paperwork for a visitor visa.
  • Understand how to manage your biometrics (fingerprints and photos)
  • When applying for the first time, the majority of applicants must provide their biometrics.
To obtain a visitor visa, you must fulfill a few prerequisites.
  • possess a passport or other valid travel documents
  • be in excellent health

  • have no arrests or convictions relating to immigration

  • convince an immigration official that you have connections to your native country, such as a job, a home, money, or family.

  • persuade an immigration official that you will depart Canada after your visit is over and that you have

  • adequate money for your stay

  • The quantity of cash you’ll need will depend on how long you’ll be there and whether you’ll be staying in a hotel or with friends or family.

  • You might also require a medical exam and a letter of invitation from a Canadian.