Are you planning to visit Canada for short time period?

Visitor Visa

If you want to travel to Canada, you need a visitor visa. You need a visitor visa even when you are travelling through a Canadian airport on your way to your final destination.

Most visitors can stay for up to 6 months in Canada. Border services officer will put a date you need to leave by in your passport. If they don’t put a stamp in your passport, you can stay for 6 months from the date you entered Canada or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.

Eligibility for visitor visa:

To be eligible for a visitor visa, the applicant must

  • have a valid travel document, like a passport
  • be in good health
  • have no criminal or immigration-related convictions
  • have ties – such as a job, home, financial assets or family- that will take you back to your home country
  • financial proof that you can support yourself in Canada


You may need a medical exam and an invitation letter from someone who lives in Canada.


Frequently Asked

What is the procedure to study in Canada?

The first step is to get admission to a Canadian Designated Learning Institution (DLI) recognized by the government of Canada. .

How much does it cost to study in Canada?
Tuition fees vary based on institution. Please contact the administration where you intend to study for more information.
What are the processing times for a study permit?
Processing times for study permits vary by visa office. For a complete list of processing times based on visa office, please visit this page.
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Is a study permit required for short courses?
An applicant is not required to obtain a study permit for a program, which is less than six months in duration. However, if a course is longer than six months, the prospective student will need to apply for a study permit
Is it possible to work during studies?
An international student may be eligible to work while studying in Canada. A student must have a valid study permit and be enrolled full-time at a Designated Learning Institution (DLI). Study permit holders may be allowed to work for up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions and full time during scheduled breaks.