Visit as a Tourist
To visit Canada as a tourist you must:
- A passport/valid travel documents
- Enough money for the duration of your stay (will be dependent upon the length of stay, accommodation etc.)
- Have good health (Medical exam may be required)
- Assure immigration officers that you will return back to your home country once visa expires
- Provide proof that you have reasons to return back to your home country e.g. financial assets, job, house, family etc.
Depending on your individual circumstances you may also require:
- A temporary resident visas for a visitor
- A medical examination
- A letter of invitation from a Canadian resident
According to the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA):
“The Government of Canada requires that all travellers carry a valid passport because it is the only reliable and universally-accepted travel and identification document for the purpose of international travel.
International transportation companies such as airlines may require travellers to present a passport. Therefore, travellers may face delays or may not be allowed to board the aircraft or other mode of transportation, if they present other documents.
When you enter Canada, a border services officer may ask to see your passport and a valid visa (if you are arriving from a country for which one is required). We remind all travellers you must carry proof of citizenship such as a birth certificate, a certificate of citizenship or naturalization or a Certificate of Indian Status along with photo identification.”
Travel Documents that cannot be used to enter Canada are:
- passports supposedly issued by Somalia,
- non-machine readable passports issued by the Czech Republic,
- temporary passports issued by the Republic of South Africa and
- Provisional passports issued by Venezuela.
The above is subject to change.