About the process
A visitor visa also called a temporary resident visa is an official document that is stick in your passport.
How long you can stay?
Most visitors can stay for up to 6 months in Canada. However, at the port of entry, the border services officer may allow you to stay for less or more than 6 months. The officer might also give you a document, called a visitor record, which will show the date you need to leave by.
If you don’t get a stamp in your passport, you can stay for 6 months from the day you entered Canada or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. If you need a stamp, you can ask a border services officer for one.
Steps to apply for visitor visa:
Step 1: Check if you’re eligible to travel to Canada
- Step 2: Get the documents that show you meet the criteria for a visitor visa
- Step 3: Apply online
Step 4: Give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics)
Send your passport (if your application is approved)
Prepare for your travel to and arrival in Canada