VISA REQUIRED FOR COUNTRIES OTHER THAN U.S. CITIZENS
VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR TOURIST TRAVEL
Download, fill out, print and sign the form Document Check List IMM5484. Click here.
Download, fill out, print 2 copies and sign the form IMM5476 “Use of a Representative” Click here.
1. Valid Passport
The applicant’s passport, valid for a minimum of 6 months, with at least one blank visa page available.
2. Passport Photo
Two recent 2″ x 2″ color passport photos of the applicant is required: front view; white background. Please note that snapshots and computer pictures are not accepted.
Note: You can upload a passport photo and Smart Visas will print it for a fee of $15.00 instead of providing physical passport photos. Click here to upload a photo.
3. Proof of Travel
Applicant must provide a copy of their round-trip ticket or a booked itinerary that proves travel to and from Canada. Travel proof must confirm the purchase of a ticket and must list the passenger’s name, itinerary, flight number and arrival/departure dates.
For U.S. Alien residents traveling to Canada, please note: A copy of the U.S. Alien Resident Card or valid Visa is required for foreign citizens in order to return to the U.S. or other countries from Canada.
4. Hotel Reservations
Applicants must submit a copy of a confirmed hotel reservation or place staying.
5. Proof of Finances
Even when traveling on business and supported by their company, the applicant must submit the most recent bank statement. Applicant must show on most recent statement sufficient funds to support themselves during the visit. Bank statement should be originals, although printouts of online statements are often accepted.
6. Family Information Form
Applicant must fill out a completed Family Information form. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.
Applications must be completed by filling in the PDF electronically and then printing.
Please note all questions on the application must be answered. Any question which is not applicable, the applicant must answer with “N/A”. Applications with blank answers will be rejected by the Consulate. Click here for the Family Form Family Information (IMM 5645) (PDF, 67.10 KB).
7. Authority to Release Personal Information
You must fill out, print and sign the form IMM 5475. Click here for the form.
8. Please fill out, print and sign the form CSC. Click here for the form.
9. Visa Application Form
Applicant must submit one completed visa application. Applications should be printed single-sided and signed in blue or black ink only.
Applications MUST be completed by filling in the PDF electronically and then printing.
Handwritten applications will not be accepted.
Please note all questions on the application must be answered. Any question which is not applicable, the applicant must answer with “N/A”. Applications with blank answers will be rejected. Click here for the application Application for Temporary Resident Visa (IMM 5257) (PDF, 416.33 KB)
Note: You need Adobe Reader 10 or higher to use applications in PDF format.
Adobe Reader can be downloaded free from the Adobe website. It is available for Windows and Mac computers.
Opening PDF applications on our website
Some web browsers do not open PDF files in Adobe Reader. They use other software. If you have problems opening a PDF on our website, download the file to your own computer. To do this, follow the instructions:
How do I download a file?
For PC users
- Right-click the link.
- Select “Save target as” or “Save link as.”
- Choose the location on your computer where you would like to save the file.
- Select “Save.”
For Mac users
- Press the Control (Ctrl) key and click on the link.
- When the option menu appears, choose “Download link to disk” or “Download linked file.”
- Choose the location on your computer where you would like to store the file. Your computer will start the download once you have selected a location
Then, open the file from your computer.
Opening PDFs on your computer
If you have downloaded a PDF and it is not opening properly, follow these instructions:
- Right-click on the PDF.
- Select “Open with”.
- Select “Choose program”.
- Select “Adobe Acrobat Reader”.
- Make sure to check the box that says “Always use this program to open these files”.
- Select “OK”.
Once the application is completed, click on the “Validate” button located at the top or bottom of the form. This will generate a barcode page (See image below) (page 5 of 5). If this application form is completed on a computer and printed, you must place the barcode page on the top of each individual application package when submitting the application.
Note: This barcode page will not appear if you fill out your application by hand.
10. Consular Fees
There are two types of fees:
- an application processing fee
- a biometric fee.
Find out if you are required to provide biometrics
Individual U.S 75.00
Family Rate – maximum U.S 405.00
9. Supplemental Form
Ship Documents to Smart Visas and Passport Services with a pre-paid return shipping envelope with a tracking number via FedEx, UPS, etc, only.
Smart Visas and Passport Services
250 Park Avenue, Suite 7028
New York, NY, 10177