For people affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine
You can apply for the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) to come to Visitor Visa for Canada temporarily, if you’re
- a family member of a Ukrainian
Find out more about the CUAET.
You need to give your biometrics
In most cases, you now need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) after you apply.
Find out who needs to give biometrics and how the new application process works.
Make sure you need a visa before you apply
Entry requirements may have changed since your last visit to Canada. Find out which entry document you need.
To apply for a visitor visa, transit visa or super visa you can:
You must have:
- Access to a scanner or camera to create electronic copies of your documents to upload, and
- A valid credit card to pay with
Apply online for a visa
Apply on paper
Read the instruction guide to get all the details to apply on paper.
- Instruction Guide 5256
Once you have read the guide, you can prepare your Urgent Visa for Canada package. You must select the country/territory from which you will be applying to get your local visa office instructions.Select a country/territory
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Permanent residents of Canada
We do not issue temporary resident visas (TRV) to permanent residents (PR). If you are outside Canada without a valid PR card, you must apply for a permanent resident travel document (PRTD) instead. If you meet the requirements for a PRTD, you can return to Canada as a PR.
If you no longer want to be a PR, or if you know you do not meet the requirements to keep your PR status, you can voluntarily give up (renounce) your PR status to apply for a TRV.