1. Fast.  CIBTvisas specialises in securing Canada visas and can help you secure a Canada visa.
  2. Easy.  CIBTvisas is the easiest way to get a visa and can secure in as little as one day.  We process Canada visas at the Canada Embassy every day for residents of all 50 states.

Canada Visa FAQs

When is the best time to apply for my Canada visa?
The best time to apply for your Canada visa is 1-2 months before your travel date. However, if you are running short on time, we may be able to process your visa on a faster service at the Embassy’s discretion.

Do I have to send you my passport to get a Canada visa? Is it safe to send a passport?
Yes. You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The Canada visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa request cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application using our secure collection service.

Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for a Canada Visa for Australian Citizens

  1. Electronic Travel Authorization Required

    The Government of Canada has introduced a web-based visa issuance system known as the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). The ETA is the equivalent to a visa, however no stamp or label is placed in the passport. It is recommended that travellers entering Canada by air obtain the ETA prior to travel.

    Your ETA covers multiple entries and is valid for up to five years (or the life of your passport). If you are traveling to Canada in the near future we recommend you secure your ETA now. Acquiring your ETA now gives you peace of mind that you are pre-screened to enter Canada, streamlining the immigration process.

    Start your order by selecting "Email Requirements" and complete the enclosed form. Upload your form securely at https://cibtvisas.com.au/upload-forms?service=canada.

    All questions must be answered correctly as they are mandatory fields on the Canada Government website and mistakes cannot be rectified once submitted.

    Our Canada ETA experts will ensure that you receive your Canada ETA and act on your behalf should the Government of Canada require more information.

    In order to be eligible, the traveller must:

    • Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with two blank visa pages
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return airline tickets
    • Hold documents showing proof of purpose of trip
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination
    • Hold a visa for the next destination, if required
    • Confirm with the airline that boarding will be permitted without a visa as these conditions are subject to change

  2. Visa Validity

    This visa is valid for up to five years and is usually issued for multiple entries

  3. Duration of Stay

    The duration of stay permitted will be at the discretion of Immigration officials upon arrival in Canada. Visitors must hold proof of onward/return airline tickets, proof of accommodation and sufficient funds to cover the entire duration of stay in Canada.

    The maximum duration of stay granted will be no more than 6 months.

  4. ETA Questionnaire

    One fully completed CIBTvisas Canada ETA Questionnaire which can be found in the CIBTvisas Application Pack

  5. Copy of Passport Identification Page

    A clear colour photocopy of the information page(s) from the applicant's passport

  6. Dual Nationals

    Applicants who hold dual nationality of Canada and any visa exempt country must enter Canada on their valid Canadian passport .

    Canadian citizens (including dual citizens) cannot apply for an ETA, therefore if the travellers Canadian passport has expired, it must be renewed.

  7. Visa Conditions

    Applicants who have a criminal record or have been deported or removed from any country may not be eligible for a visa or visa exemption and must contact the Embassy directly for confirmation.

  8. Arrival by Land or Sea

    Applicants travelling by land or sea are not required to obtain an ETA

  9. Minors

    Children under the age of 18 are considered minors in Canada. It is strongly recommended that children under the age of 18 present the following documents when travelling to Canada:

    If a minor child is travelling alone, the child should present:

    • His/Her own passport - a parent's passport, even if the child's details are included in it, cannot be used
    • A copy of his/her birth certificate
    • A letter of authorization, in English or French if possible, and signed by both parents or by their legal guardian which lists the parents' (or legal guardian's) address and telephone number, and the name, address and telephone number of the adult who will look after the child in Canada

    If a minor child is travelling with one parent only, the parent should present:

    • The child's passport
    • A copy of the child's birth certificate
    • A letter of authorization, in English or French if possible, which is signed by the parent who is not travelling with them, and lists the address and telephone number of the parent who is not travelling, as well as a photocopy of that parent's signed passport or national identity card

    If the parents are separated or divorced and share custody of the child, the parent travelling with the child should present:

    • Copies of the legal custody documents
    • A letter of authorization from the other parent who has custody to take the child on a trip out of the country

    If the parents are separated or divorced and one of them has sole custody of the child

    • A letter of authorization signed by that parent only as well as a copy of the custody decree

    If one of the child's parents is deceased:

    • The travelling parent should bring a copy of the death certificate

    If a minor child is travelling with a legal guardian or adoptive parents

    • The child should have a copy of the guardianship papers or the adoption papers (whichever one applies)

    If a minor child is travelling with a person other than their parents or legal guardian

    • The adult who is not the parent or legal guardian of the child should have written permission from the parents or guardians to supervise the child. The permission letter should include addresses and telephone numbers where the parents or legal guardian can be reached.The letter does not need to be certified
    • A photocopy of the parents' or legal guardian's signed passports or national identity cards should be attached to the letter

    Please Note: The border services officer may not ask to see these documents when the child enters Canada. However, it is strongly recommended to carry these documents to present to border services if requested. The minor child will not be admitted to Canada if the officer is not convinced that the parents or legal guardian have authorized his/her stay.

    For further information regarding minors (children under 18 years of age) travelling to Canada, please visit the following website - http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/minors.asp

  10. Applicants with a Criminal Record

    Travellers to Canada who have been charged/convicted with a criminal offence (including drink driving where the recorded BAC level is 0.081 or above) are inadmissable to Canada unless they have applied for an admissibility assessment through the Canadian Consulate prior to travel. Please contact CIBTvisas for more information.

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for a Canada Visa for Australian Citizens

  1. Electronic Travel Authorization Required

    The Government of Canada has introduced a web-based visa issuance system known as the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). The ETA is the equivalent to a visa, however no stamp or label is placed in the passport. It is recommended that travellers entering Canada by air obtain the ETA prior to travel.

    Your ETA covers multiple entries and is valid for up to five years (or the life of your passport). If you are traveling to Canada in the near future we recommend you secure your ETA now. Acquiring your ETA now gives you peace of mind that you are pre-screened to enter Canada, streamlining the immigration process.

    Start your order by selecting "Email Requirements" and complete the enclosed form. Upload your form securely at https://cibtvisas.com.au/upload-forms?service=canada.

    All questions must be answered correctly as they are mandatory fields on the Canada Government website and mistakes cannot be rectified once submitted.

    Our Canada ETA experts will ensure that you receive your Canada ETA and act on your behalf should the Government of Canada require more information.

    In order to be eligible, the traveller must:

    • Hold a passport valid at least six months on entry with two blank visa pages
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return airline tickets
    • Hold documents showing proof of purpose of trip
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination
    • Hold a visa for the next destination, if required
    • Confirm with the airline that boarding will be permitted without a visa as these conditions are subject to change

  2. Visa Validity

    This visa is valid for up to five years and is usually issued for multiple entries

  3. Duration of Stay

    The duration of stay permitted will be at the discretion of Immigration officials upon arrival in Canada. Visitors must hold proof of onward/return airline tickets, proof of accommodation and sufficient funds to cover the entire duration of stay in Canada.

    The maximum duration of stay granted will be no more than 6 months.

  4. ETA Questionnaire

    One fully completed CIBTvisas Canada ETA Questionnaire which can be found in the CIBTvisas Application Pack

  5. Copy of Passport Identification Page

    A clear colour photocopy of the information page(s) from the applicant's passport

  6. Dual Nationals

    Applicants who hold dual nationality of Canada and any visa exempt country must enter Canada on their valid Canadian passport .

    Canadian citizens (including dual citizens) cannot apply for an ETA, therefore if the travellers Canadian passport has expired, it must be renewed.

  7. Visa Conditions

    Applicants who have a criminal record or have been deported or removed from any country may not be eligible for a visa or visa exemption and must contact the Embassy directly for confirmation.

  8. Arrival by Land or Sea

    Applicants travelling by land or sea are not required to obtain an ETA

  9. Minors

    Children under the age of 18 are considered minors in Canada. It is strongly recommended that children under the age of 18 present the following documents when travelling to Canada:

    If a minor child is travelling alone, the child should present:

    • His/Her own passport - a parent's passport, even if the child's details are included in it, cannot be used
    • A copy of his/her birth certificate
    • A letter of authorization, in English or French if possible, and signed by both parents or by their legal guardian which lists the parents' (or legal guardian's) address and telephone number, and the name, address and telephone number of the adult who will look after the child in Canada

    If a minor child is travelling with one parent only, the parent should present:

    • The child's passport
    • A copy of the child's birth certificate
    • A letter of authorization, in English or French if possible, which is signed by the parent who is not travelling with them, and lists the address and telephone number of the parent who is not travelling, as well as a photocopy of that parent's signed passport or national identity card

    If the parents are separated or divorced and share custody of the child, the parent travelling with the child should present:

    • Copies of the legal custody documents
    • A letter of authorization from the other parent who has custody to take the child on a trip out of the country

    If the parents are separated or divorced and one of them has sole custody of the child

    • A letter of authorization signed by that parent only as well as a copy of the custody decree

    If one of the child's parents is deceased:

    • The travelling parent should bring a copy of the death certificate

    If a minor child is travelling with a legal guardian or adoptive parents

    • The child should have a copy of the guardianship papers or the adoption papers (whichever one applies)

    If a minor child is travelling with a person other than their parents or legal guardian

    • The adult who is not the parent or legal guardian of the child should have written permission from the parents or guardians to supervise the child. The permission letter should include addresses and telephone numbers where the parents or legal guardian can be reached.The letter does not need to be certified
    • A photocopy of the parents' or legal guardian's signed passports or national identity cards should be attached to the letter

    Please Note: The border services officer may not ask to see these documents when the child enters Canada. However, it is strongly recommended to carry these documents to present to border services if requested. The minor child will not be admitted to Canada if the officer is not convinced that the parents or legal guardian have authorized his/her stay.

    For further information regarding minors (children under 18 years of age) travelling to Canada, please visit the following website - http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/minors.asp

  10. Applicants with a Criminal Record

    Travellers to Canada who have been charged/convicted with a criminal offence (including drink driving where the recorded BAC level is 0.081 or above) are inadmissable to Canada unless they have applied for an admissibility assessment through the Canadian Consulate prior to travel. Please contact CIBTvisas for more information.