Applying For Canada Visit Visa From Pakistan: Guide

By Remitbee - Jun 23, 2022

Many people want to visit Canada since it is a lovely country. This guide is for you if you are in Pakistan and need to travel to Canada for a short visit.

We've given you step-by-step guidance on what visa to apply for, what requirements you'll need, how to apply, and what to keep in mind.

Why Use The Visitor Visa?

While there are a variety of Visas available for visitors to Canada, you should apply for the one that best suits your purpose. A visitor visa will serve if you merely wish to visit Canada for leisure or see friends or family members.

A visitor visa is a temporary resident visa granted to those who wish to visit Canada for a limited time (six months or less). You can acquire it if your primary purpose is to attend short business meetings, visit family or friends or go on vacation. If you want to go on a short-term study program, you can apply for it also.

Click here to see if you need a visitor's visa before applying for one. You might discover that you need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) rather than a visit visa to travel to Canada.

What Are The Requirements?

Before applying for a visit visa, you must first establish whether you are eligible. The following are the requirements for obtaining a visiting visa to Canada if you are in Pakistan:

  1. You'll need a government-issued passport with at least one blank page for the visa stamp, omitting the last page.
  2. The passport must have been valid for at least six months.
  3. You must be at least 18 years old and in excellent health.
  4. You will have to complete an application form for a tourist visa in Canada.
  5. You must have sufficient finances to cover the visa application and processing costs and your entire stay in Canada. You will be required to present your bank statement or another financial statement at this time.
  6. If family or friends in Canada pay for your trip, they must present bank statements.
  7. You'll need to show the immigration authorities that you have enough ties in Pakistan to convince them that you intend to return following your visit to Canada. A career, a family, a university education, and so on are examples of ties.
  8. You'll need a letter of invitation, their immigration status, and proof of relationship if you're visiting family or friends in Canada.

The application will move smoothly if you have no prior immigration-related convictions, criminal histories, or human rights violations. The consulate may ask you to show court paperwork or police clearance certificates.

1 . Your family, identity, and educational documents must be French or English. 2. You should list all the locations you plan to visit in Canada. 3. You will also need to provide information about your hotel and flight reservations. 4. A detailed letter to the Canadian government stating why they should grant you a visa will be necessary. 5. Two photographs possibly taken within the last six months must comply with Canada Photo Requirements. 6. A visitor visa application is on a case-by-case basis, and you can be requested to provide less or more of the above requirements. 7. Failure to provide all of the requested requirements, on the other hand, can result in your visa application being rejected by the Consulate.

How To Apply For The Visitor Visa?

You can apply for a Canadian Visitor Visa in Pakistan in one of two ways:


While the manual approach was formerly practicable, the Pakistani government has discontinued it. All visa applications are made online through the Government visa categories website.


Applying online is the best option because it saves you time and money. Here's a quick rundown of what to expect when applying for your visit visa online:

Go directly to the official Government of Canada website, and click on immigration citizenship. Proceed to click on visit and go straight to the “ Apply for a Visitor Visa” section.

After reading all of the information on this page, go to the top of the page and click "Apply." You will have to pick between "online" and "on paper" as your submission method.

You will be transferred to another webpage if you choose online. If this is your first time applying for a visiting visa, you should expect to register first.

To register for an IRCC secure account, you can use either a Sign-In Partner (which requires Canadian online banking information) or a GC key.

If you log in successfully, you can begin working on your application.

You must visit the Canadian Consulate for biometrics and an interview once your application is accepted. You will then submit your passport for stamping once your visa application is granted.

The stamped passport will be mailed back to you by the consulate, or you will be requested to pick it up.

Important Things To Note

When applying for a visitor's visa from Pakistan to visit Canada, there are a few things to keep in mind:

For a Canadian visiting visa from Pakistan, you can find out how much it will cost you from visa fees

Use processing times and adequately fill in your location to know how long your visitor's visa will take.

The vital thing to remember is that immigration border officials will stamp your passport with the date you must leave at the port of entry. You may also be given a visiting record by the immigration official, including the date by which you must leave Canada. While the Pakistan Consulate decided that you are eligible for a visitor's visa to Canada, it is up to Canadian customs and border control personnel to accept or reject your admission. However, entry is typically denied for a good reason and is quite rare. Make sure you provide the correct information in all the stages.


We hope you've seen how simple it is to apply for a visit visa to visit Canada from Pakistan. Make the most of your time in Canada.

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