Visitor Visas in Canada

Visitor Visas in Canada

Some people need visas to enter Canada as visitors. Others don’t. For example, people from Korea, Japan, Mexico, Germany, and Costa Rica can come to Canada without visitor visas.

You can refer to our “Canadian visa exemptions” page to see if you need a visa to enter Canada. Please note that all foreign visitors must have valid passports to visit Canada, whether they need visas or not.

Applying for a Visitor Visa

Although the visa application process is not usually very complicated, it can sometimes take time for the application to be processed. Consequently, it is best to apply for your visa well before you plan to come to Canada. See the Citizenship and Immigration Canada site for application instructions.

Citizenship & Immigration Canada

For comprehensive information about Canadian visas, visit the
Citizenship and Immigration Canada web site.