There are two types of Visitor visa for Canada:
If you plan on travelling to Canada for a holiday, family or friends visit or for business purpose, you need to apply for a Visitor visa. Visitor visa can be issued on a maximum period of 10 years and maximum period of a visit can be up to 6 months which is determined by an officer when entering the country. This visa can have single or multiple entries as Immigration service which process your visa application decides.
This visa is designed for parents, and grandparents of Canadian citizens as well of those who have permanent residence in Canada. This visa allows longer stay during one visit to Canada which is up to 2 years. Also, this is multiple entries visa so you can visit Canada multiple times during the validity of your visa. If you are eligible for this visa but plan a shorter stay in Canada, you can apply for regular visitor visa.
A tourist purpose means holiday in Australia or a visit to family, relatives and / or friends. Business purpose means participation in conferences, negotiating or market research for business matters.
Citizens of particular countries are not required to have visitor visa, they should apply for Electronic Travel Authority (ETA).
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You can apply for a visitor visa online or at the nearest Visa Application centre (VAC).
After submitting your visa application, you will be required by Immigration service to provide biometric data. You can provide this data in the nearest Visa Application Centre.
Visa application processing time depends on many factors, but it is usually around 10 days. Processing period starts from the moment you receive a confirmation that you provided biometric data.
Visa fee for a visitor visa is 100CAD, while fee for biometric data is 85CAD. Both fees can be paid online via official website of Canada’s Immigration service.
You must comply to all conditions and laws of Canada.
Granted visa for Canada does not guarantee you entry into the country. Immigration officer at the border will decide weather you are eligible to enter the country.