How to apply for Canada Tourist Visa from India?

How to apply for Canada Tourist Visa from India?

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 27 Apr, 2023 | 02:48 PM]
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The massive number of tourists that apply for a Canada Tourist Visa - is proof that the Great White North has a heart bigger than its size when it comes to fulfilling the wanderlust of every traveler. Whether it’s the lakes, the garden, the mountains, or the cities as a whole - Canada has something for everyone. There are tons of destinations to explore in the second-largest country in the world.

Check your eligibility for a Canada Tourist Visa from India

If you're an Indian citizen and planning to visit Canada for tourism purposes, you'll need to apply for a Canada Tourist Visa. In this blog post, we'll go over the steps involved in applying for a Canada Tourist Visa from India.

7 Easy Steps to Apply for Canada Tourist Visa from India

Step 1: Determine Your Eligibility

Before applying for a Canada Tourist Visa, it's important to ensure that you're eligible to apply. The following are the eligibility requirements for a Canada Tourist Visa:

  • You must have a valid passport.
  • You must be in good health.
  • You must have a clean criminal record.
  • You must be able to convince the immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your authorized stay.
  • You must have enough funds to support yourself during your stay in Canada.

Step 2: Gather the Required Documents

The following are the documents required to apply for a Canada Tourist Visa from India:

  • A valid passport that's valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned stay in Canada.
  • Two passport-sized photographs that meet the Canadian visa application requirements.
  • Proof of financial support, such as bank statements, pay stubs, or a letter from your employer.
  • A letter of invitation from someone in Canada, if applicable.
  • Proof of ties to India, such as property ownership, employment, or family ties.
  • A completed and signed application form.
Seek guidance from the best immigration consultants in India at Nationwide Visas if you’re having trouble gathering supporting documents.

Step 3: Fill out the Application Form

The next step is to fill out the Canada Tourist Visa application form. You can fill out the form online or download a paper application form and fill it out by hand. Make sure to answer all the questions truthfully and accurately, as any discrepancies or errors can result in your application being rejected.

Fill out the Application Form

Step 4: Pay the Application Fee

The Canada Tourist Visa application fee must be paid online, and it's non-refundable. The fee must be paid in Canadian dollars, and the amount may vary depending on the current exchange rate. The fee must be paid before you can submit your application.

Step 5: Submit Your Application

Once you've filled out the application form, gathered the required documents, and paid the application fee, you can submit your application. You can submit your application in one of two ways:

  • Online: If you filled out the application form online, you can submit your application electronically.
  • In-person: If you filled out a paper application form, you can submit your application in person at a Visa Application Centre (VAC). There are several VACs in India, and you can find the one closest to you on the Canadian government's website.
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Step 6: Wait for a Decision

After submitting your application, you'll need to wait for a decision. The processing time for a Canada Tourist Visa application from India can vary depending on the current volume of applications, but it typically takes around 2-4 weeks. During this time, the immigration officer may contact you for an interview or request additional documentation.

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Step 7: Travel to Canada

If your application is approved, you'll receive a Canada Tourist Visa that's valid for the duration of your stay in Canada, up to a maximum of 6 months. You can now book your flight and travel to Canada. When you arrive in Canada, you'll need to show your passport and visa to the immigration officer at the border.

Applying for a Canada Tourist Visa from India may seem daunting, but by following the steps outlined above, you can make the process as smooth as possible. What more, Canada has announced new measures to clear the Tourist Visa backlog - meaning quicker processing times! Just remember to start the application process early and gather all the required documents before submitting your application.

Ready to unleash your wanderlust?

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