How to apply for Canada Tourist Visa

How to apply for Canada Tourist Visa

How to apply for Canada Tourist Visa. The details and steps are all in CIC website.

Just click apply online. And find out if you’re eligible to apply.

There will be questionnaires that you need to fill out. To determine the requirements that you will need to provide.

In our case, we were given 2 different sets of requirements (for unemployed and employed).

For our parents, we needed to provide supporting documents.

Requirements for Tourist Visa:

  • Application Form – IMM5257E
  • Family Information – IMM5645E
  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate (*if married)
  • Letter of Financial Support (for unemployed)
    • Certificate of Employment (the one who will support)
    • Pay stubs (the one who will support)
  • Proof of income
    • Certificate of Employment
    • Pay stubs
  • Travel History
  • Planned Itinerary
  • Passport
  • 2 Visa Photo
  • Invitation Letter (*if you have a relative in Canada, and a proof of relationship to them)

All of these are on the Document Checklist. You will also need to upload the document checklist together with the other requirements. All of the forms are downloadable in CIC website.  Once you uploaded all the requirements, submit it online and then you will be redirected to a page where you will need to pay for the tourist visa fee which cost C$100. You will received an email for confirmation and you’re corresponding UCI.

Once you created an online application, you will need to create your username and password. You can check the status online using your account and UCI.

After one week we received a letter from VFS (of the corresponding country), requesting the passports. You need to submit the passport together with the passport letter and consent form (instructions are all in the email)

There’s an additional fee of C$20.90. If you opt for delivery, there’s an additional courier service of C$8.80.

After 4 days from submission date (of passports), we received an email/sms that the passports are ready for pickup.  

Sample Planned Itinerary

How to apply for Canada Tourist Visa


Woohoo…Ready for Canada.

Note: Not all countries needs a tourist visa to enter Canada for short term stay. Refer to this link for the list or countries visa exempted and countries who needs tourist visa.


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