Guide for Requirements to Lodge Application Forms, Filling and Process in 2021 for Canada


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Canada welcome total 111 countries visa free or visa on arrival and about 22.1 million tourist visit every year.

Embassy of Canada

Apply Visa for Canada

Visa is a stamped certificate on a valid passport authorized by the government of a country. A visa holder has permission to enter, stay within and leave that certain country’s territory. To enter the lands of Canada one must obtain a visa authorized by the government of Canada. Visas are issued based on the purpose of the visitor’s visit to the land. Different visa has different time limits and advantages. One must know which visa is appropriate for him depending on his purpose of traveling. Canadian government authorizes the following visas:

  • Student Visa
  • Visitor Visa
  • Work Visa
  • Permanent Residence Visa
  • Business Immigrant Visa
  • Express Entry Programm Visa

Student Visa: This visa is issued to the applicant having the purpose of the pursuit of education. To study in Canada, you must obtain a student visa permit. The student visa will expire after 90 days of finishing study in Canada.

Visitor Visa: In case an applicant wants to visit Canada with the aim of sight-seeing, tourism, or visiting any Canadian residence, he/she will have to apply for a visitor visa. The expiration of a visitor visa depends on the passport information and other factors but generally, the expiry date is six months from entering Canadian lands.

Work Visa: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issue Canada work visas through the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). For work-related reasons, a traveler applies for this visa. The duration of the expiration of a Canadian Visa is six months on average but might be extended depending on the passport and other travel documents of the visitor.

Permanent Residence Visa: A person wishing to reside on Canadian lands permanently should apply for this visa. His purpose will be solely residing on Canadian land even though he does not hold Canadian citizenship. The duration of such visas is more or less five years. Once the PR visa card expires it can not be used as a travel document.

Business Immigrant Visa: If the purpose of the travel is to start a business on Canadian soil and settle down there then the immigrant should be applying for this visa. The federal and provincial government welcomes and the holder of this visa and helps to start a business and settle in Canada. The expiry duration of this visa depends on the passport.

Express Entry Program Visa: This visa should be applied by the immigrants wishing to fill up labor gaps in Canada. The validity of this visa is 2 years from the date of test results.

After understanding the type of visa required for the purpose of the applicant’s visit to Canada, he or she should choose the method of applying for the visa. The choices he or she will have are:

  • Applying from the embassy and/or
  • Electronic Transport Application or ETA

For applying for an e-visa online, some steps are to be followed. The complete guidance is as follows.

Enter the Government website of Canada

Search for the right Canadian Government website and enter the online visa section. Read the instructions properly and select to apply for an e-Visa for Canada. A form will be opened asking for the information.

Make sure you enter your passport information correctly

Before you use the eTA form, read these instructions carefully.

Do you have a passport issued by France or Venezuela? (required)

Yes

No

Instructions to enter your passport information

Passport number

  • Enter the passport number that is at the top of the passport information page (the page with your photo).
  • Most passport numbers are 8 to 11 characters long. If the number you plan to enter is much shorter or longer than this, check that you are using the right number.
  • Passport numbers are made up of a combination of letters and numbers. Be extra careful with the letter O and the number 0, and the letter I and the number 1.
  • Don’t enter any special characters (like a hyphen) or spaces.

Passport country of issue

  • Select the country code that matches the one on the passport information page (page with your photo).
  • To find this code see the field named “Code”, “Issuing country”, or “Authority”.
  • Be careful when you select the code from the list in the application form. Some countries have multiple options and some codes are very similar.

If you enter the wrong passport number OR country code, you may not be able to board your flight to Canada.

  • You may only find out at the airport if you made a mistake.
  • You’ll have to reapply for an eTA at the airport.
  • Depending on your situation, it may not be possible to get an eTA at the last minute.

How to apply for an eTA if the printed passport expiry date has passed (Venezuelan citizens with a UCI)

United States lawful permanent residents (Green Card holders) who are citizens of Venezuela need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to, or transit through Canada.

If the printed expiry date on your passport has passed, you cannot use our online form to apply for an eTA.

You need to contact us for special instructions to apply for your eTA. When you contact us, it is very important to include your unique client identifier (UCI).

You may wish to open a new browser tab or window while you follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to the IRCC web form.
  2. Under the drop-down “Type of application/enquiry,” select “Electronic Travel Authorization.”
  3. Under the second drop-down “Type of application/enquiry (continued),” select “Case Specific Enquiries.”
  4. Fill in the Web form:
  • Under the notes field “Your enquiry,” include your preferred correspondence language (English or French).
  • Fill in all the fields that you can.

Once you complete the form, click “Next.” On the next page, answer “yes” to upload copies of the following documents:

  1. A copy of the biographic page of your Venezuelan passport.
  2. A copy of both sides of your valid USLPR card (Green Card).
  3. If you’re applying for someone else, please upload a copy of the Use of Representative [IMM5476] form.
  4. Your enquiry may be rejected if you don’t upload copies of the documents listed above.

Note: Provisional passports issued by Venezuela are not valid for travel to Canada.

How to apply for an eTA if the printed expiry date has passed (Venezuelan citizens)

United States lawful permanent residents (Green Card holders) who are citizens of Venezuela need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to, or transit through Canada.

If the printed expiry date on your passport has passed, you cannot use our online form to apply for an eTA.

You need to contact us for special instructions to apply for your eTA. You may wish to open a new browser tab or window while you follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to the IRCC web form.
  2. Under the drop-down “Type of application/enquiry,” select “Electronic Travel Authorization.”
  3. Under the second drop-down “Type of application/enquiry (continued),” select “General and Technical Enquiries.”
  4. Fill in the Web form:
  • Under the notes field “Your enquiry,” include your preferred correspondence language (English or French).
  • Fill in all the fields that you can.

Once you complete the form, click “Next.” On the next page, answer “Yes” to upload copies of the following documents:

  1. A copy of the biographic page of your Venezuelan passport.
  2. A copy of both sides of your valid USLPR card (Green Card).
  3. If you’re applying for someone else, please upload a copy of the Use of Representative [IMM5476] form.
  4. Your enquiry may be rejected if you don’t upload copies of the documents listed above.

Note: Provisional passports issued by Venezuela are not valid for travel to Canada.

Do you have a passport issued by France or Venezuela? (required)

Yes

No

Instructions to enter your passport information

Passport number

  • Enter the passport number that is at the top of the passport information page (the page with your photo).
  • Most passport numbers are 8 to 11 characters long. If the number you plan to enter is much shorter or longer than this, check that you are using the right number.
  • Passport numbers are made up of a combination of letters and numbers. Be extra careful with the letter O and the number 0, and the letter I and the number 1.
  • Don’t enter any special characters (like a hyphen) or spaces.

Passport country of issue

  • Select the country code that matches the one on the passport information page (page with your photo).
  • To find this code see the field named “Code”, “Issuing country”, or “Authority”.
  • Be careful when you select the code from the list in the application form. Some countries have multiple options and some codes are very similar.

FRANCE
Which country issued your passport? (required)

France

Venezuela

Instructions for French passport holders

Passport number

  • Enter the passport number that is at the top of the passport information page (the page with your photo).
  • Do not enter the number on the first page of your passport, or the number at the bottom of the page with your photo.
  • Most passport numbers are 9 characters long. If the number you plan to enter is much shorter or longer than this, check that you are using the right number.
  • Passport numbers are made up of a combination of letters and numbers. Be extra careful with the letter O and the number 0, and the letter I and the number 1.
  • Don’t enter any special characters (like a hyphen) or spaces.

If you enter the wrong passport number OR country code, you may not be able to board your flight to Canada.

  • You may only find out at the airport if you made a mistake.
  • You’ll have to reapply for an eTA at the airport.
  • Depending on your situation, it may not be possible to get an eTA at the last minute

Are you a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. and have an alien registration card (Green Card)? (required)

Yes

No

Has the printed expiry date on your Venezuelan passport already passed? (required)

Yes

No

Do you have a unique client identifier (UCI)? (required)

This is an 8 or 10-digit number. You have this number if you applied to IRCC in the past. You can find it on an approval or refusal letter from IRCC.

Yes

No

Application for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Are you applying on behalf of someone? (required)

Yes

No

Help - Are you applying on behalf of someone?

A person who has the permission of someone wanting to travel or immigrate to Canada to conduct business with IRCC on their behalf. The representative can be paid or unpaid. When someone appoints a representative, they may also authorize IRCC to share information from their case file with this person. Canada's immigration law covers representatives and defines the terms of their services.

Application for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Complete the application form

Before you submit an application, review it carefully. Make sure it is complete and accurate.

Entering incorrect information could lead to a delay or even a refusal of an eTA application and/or prevent the applicant from boarding their flight.

This form is available in English and French only. To help you better understand this form, descriptions of each of the form fields are available in the following languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Spanish.

What travel document do you plan to use to travel to Canada? (required) :

Passport - ordinary/regular

Passport - diplomatic

Passport - official

Passport - service

Emergency/temporary travel document

Refugee travel document

Alien passport/travel document issued for non-citizens

Permit to re-enter the United States (I-327)

U.S. Refugee travel document (I-571)

Help - What travel document do you plan to use to travel to Canada?

Passport - ordinary/regular

A passport issued to citizens for occasional travel, such as vacations and business trips.

Passport - diplomatic

A passport issued to citizens who are high-ranking government officials, diplomats, and representatives and delegates of a government.

Passport - official

A passport normally issued to citizens, such as non-diplomatic government officials, traveling on official government business.

Use if the front cover of your passport says 'official'.

Passport - service

A passport normally issued to citizens, such as non-diplomatic government officials, traveling on official government business.

Use if the front cover of your passport says 'service'.

Emergency/temporary travel document

A travel document or passport issued to citizens in urgent cases where the issuance of a temporary passport is not possible. These documents are often valid for a short period of time.

Refugee travel document

A travel document issued to non-citizens with protected-person status, including Convention refugees and persons in need of protection.

Alien passport/travel document issued to non-citizens

A passport or travel document issued to non-citizens who live either permanently or temporarily in the country that issued the document, but are not citizens of that country.

Permit to re-enter the United States (I-327)

A travel document issued by United States (U.S.) Citizenship and Immigration Services to U.S. lawful permanent residents to allow them to travel abroad and return to the U.S. without having to get a returning resident visa.

United States refugee travel document (I-571)

A travel document issued by United States (U.S.) Citizenship and Immigration Services to non-citizens who have been recognized as refugees or granted asylum. If you hold an I-571, you are eligible to apply for an eTA only if you are a lawful permanent resident of the U.S.

Select the code that matches the one on your passport. (required)

Find this code on your passport information page - see the field named "Code", "Issuing country", "Authority" or "Country code".

      Help - Select the code that matches the one on your passport.

What is the nationality noted on this passport? (required)

ee "Nationality" on your passport information page

     Help - What is the nationality noted on this passport?

Passport details of applicant

Passport number (required)

Enter the passport number exactly as it appears on the passport information page.

       Help - Passport number

Most passport numbers are 8 to 11 characters long. If the number you plan to enter is much shorter or longer than this, check that you are using the right number.

Pay particular attention to the letter O and the number 0; and the letter I and the number 1.

Passport number (re-enter) (required)

You cannot copy and paste into this field.

Surname(s) / last name(s) (required)

Please enter exactly as shown on your passport or identity document.

       Help - Surname(s) / last name(s)

Last name is also known as family name.

First name is also known as given name.

Enter ALL name(s) as they appear on your passport.

Amended name

If your passport includes an amendment to your name(s) in the observations section, enter your name(s) as it appears in that section.

Apostrophes

If your name has an apostrophe, enter it on the form. Example: D'Orsay, O'Neil.

Order of names

Refer to the machine-readable zone on your passport (the portion below your photo and biographic information, sometimes called a "barcode") to confirm in what order you should enter your names on the application.

On the first line of that portion of your passport, you will most likely see a letter, a chevron (<), an abbreviation of your nationality, your family name, two chevrons (<<) and your given name(s).

Enter your last name (family name) as it appears in this part of your passport.

The name(s) listed after the double chevrons (<<) after your family name is/are your given name(s).

If your name(s) is/are shortened or cut off in this portion of your passport, but the full name(s) is spelled out in the upper portion of your passport, enter your name(s) as it/they appear(s) in the top portion.  But always rely on the bottom portion to determine the order of your name(s).

Filial relationships

If your passport includes "son of" or "daughter of," or "bin" or "bint" and your father's name in the top or bottom portions of your passport, do not enter this text or your father's name in either of the name fields of the application form.

For example, if your passport indicates Ahmad bin Husain bin Muhammad in one field, please enter the Family Name as Husain and the Given Name as Ahmad.

If your passport indicates a filial relationship with "ibn," "ben" or "ould wuld," and your father's name in the upper or lower portions of the page, please do not enter this or your father's name in either name field when you are completing the application form.

For example, if your passport indicates Husain Ould Ahmad Ould Muhammad in one field, please enter the Family Name as Ahmad and the Given Name as Husain.

Hyphens

If your name has a hyphen, enter it on the form. Example: Mary‑Anne, Smith-Hansen.

Only one name on passport

If there is only one name line on the passport, put the whole name in this answer field.

Also known as "surname" or "family name".

Use of mother's, father's or ancestor's name

If the name on your passport includes the name of your mother, father, grandfather or earlier male ancestor in the machine-readable zone on your passport (the portion below your photo and biographic information, sometimes called a "barcode"), enter that spelling of your name on the application form.

Spousal relationships

If your passport shows "épouse de", "epse" or "ep." ("spouse of"), "wife of" or "husband of" in the top or bottom portions of your passport, do not enter this or the name of your spouse in either the last name or first name fields of the application form.

Example: if your passport shows Smith EP. Paul Sajan in the family name field, and John William in the given name field, enter Smith in the last name field and John William in the first name field.

Titles, prefixes, degrees, decorations

If your passport shows a title, prefix, suffix, professional or academic qualification, decoration, honour, award, or hereditary status, do not enter this on the application form, unless it is in the machine-readable zone of your passport (the portion below your photo and biographic information, sometimes called a "barcode").

Characters of non-Roman alphabets

Only characters from the Roman script/alphabet can be entered on your application form. Example: Aa, Bb, Cc and French accents such as é, è, ê, ë, û. Your country of nationality is responsible for making your name appear in Roman script on your passport.

Given name(s) / first name(s)

Please enter exactly as shown on your passport or identity document.

Date of birth (required)

Gender (required)

Country/territory of birth (required)

If there is no city/town/village on your passport, enter the name of the city/town/village where you were born.

Date of issue of passport (required)

       Help - Date of issue of passport

You can find this information on the page in your passport that shows your photo and date of birth (also known as the biodata page).

Date of expiry of passport (required)

       Help - Date of expiry of passport

You can find this information on the page in your passport that shows your photo and date of birth (also known as the biodata page).

Personal details of applicant

Additional nationalities

Indicate which countries/territories you are a citizen of.

Country/territory                                                                             Action

Have you ever applied for or obtained a visa, an eTA or a permit to visit, live, work or study in Canada? (required)

Yes

No

Contact information

Preferred language to contact you (required):

English

French

Email address (required)

Please enter a valid email address. It will be used to contact you about your application.

Email address (re-enter) (required)

You cannot copy and paste into this field.

Residential address

Enter your permanent home address. Do not enter an address where you live temporarily.

Apartment/unit number (if applicable)

Street/civic number or house name (required)

Street address/name (required

Street address/name line 2 (if applicable)

City/town (required)

Country/territory (required)

District/region

Travel information

Do you know when you will travel to Canada? (required)

This information may help us to process your application. If you do not know when you will travel to Canada, please select "no".

Yes

No

Information provided to IRCC is collected under the authority of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) to determine admissibility to Canada. Information provided may be shared with other Canadian government institutions such as, but not limited to, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), provincial and territorial governments and foreign governments in accordance with subsection 8(2) of the Privacy Act. Information may be disclosed to or validated with foreign governments, law enforcement bodies and detaining authorities with respect to the administration and enforcement of immigration legislation where such sharing of information may not put the individual and or his/her family at risk. Information may also be systematically validated by other Canadian government institutions for the purposes of validating status and identity to administer their programs.

Where biometrics are provided as part of an application, the fingerprints collected will be stored and shared with the RCMP. The fingerprint record may also be disclosed to law enforcement agencies in Canada in accordance with subsection 13.11(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations. The information may be used to establish or verify the identity of a person in order to prevent, investigate or prosecute an offence under any law of Canada or a province. This information may also be used to establish or verify the identity of an individual whose identity cannot reasonably be otherwise established or verified because of physical or mental condition. Canada may also share immigration information related to biometric records with foreign governments with whom Canada has an agreement or arrangement.

Depending on the type of application made, the information you provided will be stored in one or more Personal Information Banks (PIB) pursuant to section 10(1) of Canada's Privacy Act. Individuals also have a right to protection and access to their personal information stored in each corresponding PIB under the Access to Information Act. Further details on the PIBs pertaining to IRCC's line of business and services and the Government of Canada's access to information and privacy programs are available at the Infosource website and through the IRCC Call Centre. Info Source is also available at public libraries across Canada.

Declaration of Applicant

I have read and understand the above declaration.

I declare that the information I have given in this application is truthful, complete and correct.

I understand that misrepresentation is an offence under section 127 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and may result in a finding of inadmissibility to Canada or removal from Canada.

I agree that by typing my name and clicking sign, I am electronically signing my application.

I Agree (required)

    I Agree

Signature of applicant (required)

To sign, enter your name as it appears on your passport.

Summary of fees for Stuart James

This table is a summary of your fees based on what you have applied for in your application. All fees are listed in Canadian dollars (CAD).

Application               Quantity                     Price (CAD) per unit                Total (CAD)

This is not a receipt

After you select "Transmit and pay", you will have two hours to enter your payment information.

If you take longer than 20 minutes, you will be signed out of your account. After you pay, your application will be automatically submitted, even if you have been signed out.

Cancel your payment

Select "Transmit and pay" and then "Cancel transaction" to return to your account without paying.

"Processing submission" will appear next to your application for one hour. When your application status changes to "Not submitted" you can try again.

Payment Method

Please choose a payment method.

Venezuela

Make sure you enter your passport information correctly

Before you use the eTA form, read these instructions carefully.

Do you have a passport issued by France or Venezuela? (required)

Yes

No

Which country issued your passport? (required)

France

Venezuela

Are you a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. and have an alien registration card (Green Card)? (required)

Yes

No

Has the printed expiry date on your Venezuelan passport already passed? (required)

Yes

No

   Instructions to enter your passport information

Passport number

  • Enter the passport number that is at the top of the passport information page (the page with your photo).
  • Most passport numbers are 8 to 11 characters long. If the number you plan to enter is much shorter or longer than this, check that you are using the right number.
  • Passport numbers are made up of a combination of letters and numbers. Be extra careful with the letter O and the number 0, and the letter I and the number 1.
  • Don’t enter any special characters (like a hyphen) or spaces.

Passport country of issue

  • Select the country code that matches the one on the passport information page (page with your photo).
  • To find this code see the field named “Code”, “Issuing country”, or “Authority”.
  • Be careful when you select the code from the list in the application form. Some countries have multiple options and some codes are very similar.

If you enter the wrong passport number OR country code, you may not be able to board your flight to Canada.

You may only find out at the airport if you made a mistake.

You’ll have to reapply for an eTA at the airport.

Depending on your situation, it may not be possible to get an eTA at the last minute.

Do you have a unique client identifier (UCI)? (required)

This is an 8 or 10-digit number. You have this number if you applied to IRCC in the past. You can find it on an approval or refusal letter from IRCC.

Yes

No

   How to apply for an eTA if the printed passport expiry date has passed (Venezuelan citizens with a UCI)

United States lawful permanent residents (Green Card holders) who are citizens of Venezuela need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to, or transit through Canada.

If the printed expiry date on your passport has passed, you cannot use our online form to apply for an eTA.

You need to contact us for special instructions to apply for your eTA. When you contact us, it is very important to include your unique client identifier (UCI).

You may wish to open a new browser tab or window while you follow the instructions below:

  • Go to the IRCC web form.
  • Under the drop-down “Type of application/enquiry,” select “Electronic Travel Authorization.”
  • Under the second drop-down “Type of application/enquiry (continued),” select “Case Specific Enquiries.”
  • Fill in the Web form:

Under the notes field “Your enquiry,” include your preferred correspondence language (English or French).

  • Fill in all the fields that you can.
  • Once you complete the form, click “Next.” On the next page, answer “yes” to upload copies of the following documents:
  • A copy of the biographic page of your Venezuelan passport.
  • A copy of both sides of your valid USLPR card (Green Card).

If you’re applying for someone else, please upload a copy of the Use of Representative [IMM5476] form.

Your enquiry may be rejected if you don’t upload copies of the documents listed above.

Note: Provisional passports issued by Venezuela are not valid for travel to Canada.

      How to apply for an eTA if the printed passport expiry date has passed (Venezuelan citizens with a UCI)

United States lawful permanent residents (Green Card holders) who are citizens of Venezuela need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to, or transit through Canada.

If the printed expiry date on your passport has passed, you cannot use our online form to apply for an eTA.

You need to contact us for special instructions to apply for your eTA. When you contact us, it is very important to include your unique client identifier (UCI).

You may wish to open a new browser tab or window while you follow the instructions below:

  • Go to the IRCC web form.
  • Under the drop-down “Type of application/enquiry,” select “Electronic Travel Authorization.”
  • Under the second drop-down “Type of application/enquiry (continued),” select “Case Specific Enquiries.”

Fill in the Web form:

Under the notes field “Your enquiry,” include your preferred correspondence language (English or French).

Fill in all the fields that you can.

Once you complete the form, click “Next.” On the next page, answer “yes” to upload copies of the following documents:

  • A copy of the biographic page of your Venezuelan passport.
  • A copy of both sides of your valid USLPR card (Green Card).
  • If you’re applying for someone else, please upload a copy of the Use of Representative [IMM5476] form.
  • Your enquiry may be rejected if you don’t upload copies of the documents listed above.

Note: Provisional passports issued by Venezuela are not valid for travel to Canada.