1. Valid passport:
To be eligible for a Canada visitor visa, applicants must have a valid passport that will remain in force throughout their stay in the country. The passport must also have at least one blank page to affix the entry stamp, as well as two adjacent pages to affix other important documents such as the temporary resident permit and/or the medical exam report.
2. A copy of your travel itinerary or round-trip ticket reservation:
Applicants must provide a copy of their flight itinerary or round-trip ticket reservation that shows entry and departure from Canada, as well as details on connecting flights (if applicable).
3. Copy of proof that you can financially support yourself during your stay in Canada:
Proof of financial support for the duration of the stay in Canada is one of the most important factors when it comes to obtaining a visitor visa. Applicants must present evidence such as bank statements, letters from employers, etc., demonstrating that they have sufficient funds to cover their accommodation and living expenses while they are in Canada.
4. Completed visa application form:
The Canada visitor visa application form must be completed in full and accurately. The form is also available online and it should be printed, signed and dated before submission.
5. Two identical photos meeting the Canadian photo specifications:
Two identical photographs that meet the Canadian requirements for passport photos must be included with the application package for a Canada visitor visa. These photos should adhere to specific dimensions, colouration, background, etc., as specified by the Government of Canada.
6. Letter of explanation outlining purpose for visit and any other relevant information:
A letter explaining why the applicant wants to travel to Canada is required when applying for a visitor visa. This letter should include details such as their purpose of travel, planned activities during the stay, plans for return to the home country, etc.
7. Invitation letter from host family/friend in Canada (if applicable):
If the applicant is planning to stay with friends or family while in Canada, they must provide a formal invitation letter from their hosts. This should include information about the length of stay and other details related to the visit.
8. Proof of payment for visa processing fee or valid credit card to pay online:
The processing fee for a visitor visa must be paid before submission of the application package; this can be done either by paying with a credit card online or providing proof of payment for the visa processing fee if it has already been paid.
9. Additional documents related to employment, studies (if applicable):
If an individual is applying for a visitor visa while they are still employed or in school back home, then it will be necessary to provide extra documentation such as evidence of current employment and/or enrollment status.
10. Medical examination (if required):
Depending on your age, health condition and other individual factors, a medical exam may be necessary for you to obtain a Canada visitor visa. If so, the results of this examination will need to accompany your application materials. It is important to note that these requirements can differ from applicant-to-applicant.