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Canada Visitor visa is an official document/stamp affix on your passport that indicates to Canadian Authorities that you have satisfied all the requirements to enter Canada as a tourist for a short-term purpose. The applicant can apply for a Canadian visitor/tourist visa electronically or by paper-based application.

How long can you stay in Canada on the Canada Tourist/ Visitor visas?

On the Canada Visitor visa / Tourist visa, you are allowed to stay for six months from the date of Entry; however, visa validity may be ten years.


How to apply for Canada visitor visa from Sri Lanka

To apply for Canada Visitor/ Tourist visa, you need to follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Prepare your documentation for application
  2. Apply for the Canadian Visitor or tourist visa
  3. Visa outcome
    • Prepare your application:
      To apply for a Canada visitor/tourist visa application, you need to gather all required documents appropriately.
      If your documents are not in the required format, Citizenship immigration Canada will return your application, and the fee will not be refundable. To know more about the Canada visitor visa documents checklist, please click here.
    • Apply for Canada Visitor/ tourist visa:
      Suppose you prepare all required documents & all applicable forms for Canada visitor/tourist visa. Along with the Canada Visitor visa application fee and biometric charges as well. Now, wait for the visa decision.
      Canada spouse visa processing time may vary from case to case, so keep patience & wait for the decision.
    • Visa Outcome:
      Post submission, CIC will assess your application as per the current immigration law; if your documents are found incomplete or the fee paid incorrectly, your application will be refused, and you will be informed.If you are assessed positive, you would then be asked to submit your:

Once your visa is approved, now you can fly to Canada to enjoy your travel.


Visitor visa Canada processing time

ICCRC processes 80 % of visitor visa applications within 30 days of receiving the applicant’s applications. Please note processing does not include your biometric. Your application will be returned if documentations are not complete.

Visitor / Tourist visa processing time starts from the day IRCC received your application & ends when The IRCC makes a decision.

Nobody can tell you exactly how long it will take to process your application, as exact processing times are difficult to predict.

However, Visitor visa Canada processing time depend upon:-

  1. The type of application submitted
  2. If the application is complete
  3. how easily an applicant can verify their information
  4. how long do you take to respond to any request or concerns
  5. if the application is complete
  6. current number of applications waiting to be processed


Canada tourist visa fees

Canada tourist visa application fee depends on the number of applicants, so please find the Canada tourist visa fee in the Canadian dollar.

S.N. Factor Fee in CAD $
1 Visitor Visa – Per Person Single or Multiple Entry Visa $ 100  
2 Biometric Fee Per Person $ 85  
3 Visitor Visa – Per family Single or Multiple Entry Visa $ 500  
4 Biometric Fee Per family $ 170  

Please Note: – You only need to give your biometrics once every ten years


How to pay

Canada tourist / Visitor visa fee:

You must pay your Canada tourist/ visitor visa application fee with a credit card. The fees will not be refunded, regardless of the final decision.

For example, if an applicant is not eligible for the visa, CIC will not refund your tourist visa fees. If an applicant applies again, they will have to pay another processing fee and, if applicable, another biometric fee.


Canada visitor/ Tourist visa requirements


Canada does not treat all international visitors the same; citizens of certain countries will have a more effortless requirement to enter Canada than others.

    • Genuine Visitor:
      While the immigration officer is reviewing your Canada tourist/ visitor visa application, the primary question in the visa officer’s mind says if the person will come back to their own country?. So being an applicant, you must satisfy that you are a genuine visitor visa.


    • Financial Capacity:
      The essential requirement to apply for Canada Visitor/Tourist visa application is maintaining sufficient funds to support your visit to Canada? Although Canada has not published guidelines on how much funds you have in your account to apply for Canada’s tourist and visitor visa.
      However, try to maintain CAD 1000/- per month to support your Canada visit.
      Do you know IRCC refused more than 51% of visitor /tourist visa applications in 2020 due to insufficient funds, or the applicant cannot present their fund’s documents to the IRCC case officer?


    • Travel history:
      Suppose you want to apply for Canada visitor visa/ tourist visa. Your previous travel history plays a significant role. For example, suppose you have traveled to Canada or other countries and returned to your home country before the visa expiry date. In that case, you will have a higher chance of getting a Canada visitor/tourist visa approved.


  • Sufficient documents:
    The IRCC typically interviews visitor/ tourist visa candidates; the decision is completely based on your application file, although IRCC publishes the Canada visitor visa checklist on their site. Although applicants often make mistakes by submitting only those documents, those documents alone are not enough to make your application stronger or might not convince the visa officer that you are a genuine visitor.Provide additional documents such as:
     Proof you will leave Canada at the end of the approved stay.
     Proof you have enough funds to maintain your family or self and return home.
     You do not pose a security or safety risk to the Canadian public.
     If you take care of old-aged family members? Get evidence of your responsibilities.

Suppose you want to ensure the success of your application. In that case, it is recommended to contact our Canada visitor visa expert to assist you with the application to ensure accuracy and completeness. Would you please call +94720239740 / +94720298741 or write at ?


Top 5 Tips to Get Higher Chances of Canada Tourist Visa Approval from Sri Lanka

We have noticed that many genuine visitor applications are being denied or refused. To avoid unhappy surprises, you should know the following tips to increase your chances before applying for a Canada Tourist/ visitor visa.

    • Employment:
      Having a job in your home country will not guarantee your Canadian tourist/ visitor visa approval. Immigration officers also look at your current and previous employment length, the type of job you have or had, and your current salary income
      The visa officer will also measure the duration of the requested visit to Canada. Has your company allowed you to leave for the said time, so better take a NOC letter from your company?
    • Family Obligation:
      You may also obtain supporting letters from family members, attesting that they will look after your loved ones while you are shortly away. To provide supportive documents visa officer, you have responsibility for your family members such as a spouse, children, parents, etc.
    • Property and Personal Asset:
      Individuals are less likely to leave if they own a home, have property, or have significant funds in investment accounts in their home country. Financial assets are needed to show the ability to support the visit; evidence of property and financial help should also be provided as evidence of the applicant’s connections to the home country.
    • Travel History:
      Suppose you have previously visited outside your home country for vacation and fun and have not overstayed or have followed your allowable stay provided by the juristic immigration. In that case, you are more likely to establish trust with the immigration officer that you will not overstay during your visit to the country and that you will return to your home country after your vacation.

Please note: You can constantly re-apply anytime (unless otherwise stated on the visa denial letter) but this time, make sure to determine all the red flags which caused the denial and do not make the same mistake again.



Canada Tourist/ visitor visa documents checklist

Applicants who wish to apply for a Canada Tourist/visitor visa must submit all documents as per checklist instruction; however, documents requirements depend upon personal circumstances. The visa officer has the right to ask for any additional documents.

    • Identification Documents:
       Passports with six months validity from the arrival date in Canada, with two blank pages.
       Color passport size photographs
       Marriage Certificate copy (if applicable)
       Copy of address proof


    • Employment Documents:
       A Proof of Employment from your current employer
       Employee ID proof.
       Salary slip.


    • Purpose of visit Documents:
       A detailed letter explaining why do you want to visit? Are you a genuine visitor? When will you return to your own country?


    • Proof of financial efficiency:
       Must have a Bank statement that displays all the transactions over the last six months, including all kinds of transactions like foreign slips, property purchases, fixed deposits, occupational viability, etc.
       Income Tax returns / Form 16 for last three year


    • Invitation letter from Canada (if applicable)
       If your loved ones invite you to Canada, you must have a detailed invitation letter.


    • Additional documents:
       Hotel Booking
       Air tickets
       If Retired – Retirement proof/pension passbook or slips.
       If Student – School/College ID card copy.


    • Planning Your Trip/ visit to Canada:
       The best option is to get details on where to go and what to see.
       Canada is a big, multicultural country with a lot going for it.
       Canada is one of the most beautiful countries globally, full of forests, mountains, lakes, and natural beauty that make it a  fantastic place for camping, hiking, or just wandering around.


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