Tourist Visa for Canada

If you want to visit Canada then you will need a tourist visa for Canada to spend time or holiday in Canada. you need to contact the Canadian Embassy in your country for more information and assistance with this visa. We have attached the basic requirements and also the processing times for a Canadian tourist visa.

Tourist Visa for Canada

See the following for more information about your visitors visa or tourist visa to Canada.

Determine your eligibility for a Canadian visa

To visit Canada, you must:

  • have a valid travel document, such as a passport,
  • be in good health,
  • convince an immigration officer that you have ties—such as a job, home, financial assets or family—that will take you back to your home country,
  • convince an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit, and
  • have enough money for your stay.

You may also need a:

  • temporary resident (visitor) visa, depending on your citizenship
  • medical exam and
  • letter of invitation from someone who lives in Canada.

Travel documents

Transport companies, such as airlines, must make sure you have proper, valid travel documents when you enter Canada. If you do not have the proper documents, you may be delayed or unable to board the plane.

  • passports supposedly issued by Somalia,
  • non-machine readable passports issued by the Czech Republic,
  • temporary passports issued by the Republic of South Africa and
  • provisional passports issued by Venezuela.


Some people are inadmissible—they are not allowed to come to Canada. Several things can make you inadmissible, including involvement in criminal activity, in human rights violations or in organized crime. See also inadmissible persons.

Processing times: Temporary Residence.

Canadian Embassies in Africa and Middle East

Visa Office Processing Times IN DAYS
(based on a complete application)
Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates ….. 18
Accra – Ghana 7
Algiers – Algeria
Amman – Jordan 41
Ankara – Turkey 133
Beirut – Lebanon 36
Cairo – Egypt 29
Dakar – Senegal 8
Harare – Zimbabwe
Lagos – Nigeria 84
Nairobi – Kenya 14
Pretoria – South Africa 10
Rabat – Morocco 7
Riyadh – Saudi Arabia 12
Tel Aviv – Israel 23
Tunis – Tunisia 36


Canadian Embassies in Asia and Pacific

Visa Office Processing Times IN DAYS
(based on a complete package)
Bangkok – Thailand …………………. 8
Beijing – China 16
Chandigarh – India 14
Colombo – Sri Lanka 30
Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam 35
Hong Kong – China 6
Islamabad – Pakistan 69
Jakarta – Indonesia 6
Manila – Philippines 14
New Delhi – India 8
Shanghai – China 16
Singapore – Singapore 13
Sydney – Australia 17


Canadian Embassies in Europe

Visa Office Processing Times IN DAYS
(based on a complete package)
Bucharest – Romania ……………….. 14
Kyiv – Ukraine 5
London – United Kingdom 9
Moscow – Russia 42
Paris – France 13
Prague – Czech Republic 9
Rome – Italy 24
Vienna – Austria 35
Warsaw – Poland 3


Canadian Embassies in South America

Visa Office Processing Times IN DAYS
(based on a complete package)
Bogota – Colombia 38
Buenos Aires – Argentina 14
Guatemala City – Guatemala 19
Havana – Cuba 12
Kingston – Jamaica 42
Lima – Peru 13
Los Angeles – United States 29
Mexico City – Mexico 16
New York – United States 32
Port-au-Prince – Haiti 7
Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago 13
Santiago – Chile 8
Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic 8
Sao Paulo – Brazil 17



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