Canada Visa Information for Indian Passport Holders, How to Apply & Travel Requirements

Quebec, Canada

Canada is a melting pot of cultures and nationalities, famous for its polite citizens and breathtaking wildlife, landscapes, architecture and high-class universities.

If you are an Indian who has obtained an international passport and is eligible for the visa application, then you’ll find a detailed list of visa information available for you to work, study, vacation or reside smoothly in Canada.

Canada Visa Types, Processing Time & Duration

Work Permits15 week6 months - 4 years
Temporary Resident Visa29 days6 months
Study Permits5 weeksStudy duration + 90 days
Permanent Resident Visa
6 - 10 months5 years

General Requirements for a Canadian Visa

  • A completely filled Canadian visa application form
  • Valid international passport with at least two unused pages for official use
  • A recent coloured passport photograph (35 mm by 45 mm)
  • Proof of financial security for your trip
  • Travel itinerary

Canada Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)

  • Canada Temporary Resident visa is also known as Canada Visitor visa
  • Canada Temporary resident visas are for individuals who want to get into Canada for the meantime
  • Based on your purpose for travelling, there are different types of Temporary Resident Visa:
    • Tourist visa which allows you to enter Canada for tourism
    • Super visa which allows parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or permanent residents an extended stay in Canada
    • Temporary Foreign Worker visa which allows people with a job offer from an employer to stay in Canada for up to 6 months
    • Temporary Resident Permit which allows people into Canada for a very short stay (less than 2 weeks)
  • Application for Tempory Resident Visa should be done at least 3 months before the intended travel date
  • Visitors on medical purpose need to provide proof of medical condition

Canada Study Permits

  • Study Permit is issued by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
  • Study Permits last for 6 months. It is extendable by changing schools or extending the study program
  • Aside from general required documents, Study Permit you must have a confirmed offer of enrolment from designated learning institutions
  • Quebec Acceptance Certificate must be obtained if you wish to study in Montreal or the Province of Quebec
  • Accompanying family members may be included in the study permit, accompanying spouse may be granted an open work permit, accompanying minor children may be able to study at Canadian elementary schools
  • Study permit visas expire 90 days after graduation. Graduates are allowed to stay in Canada and work for an employer for up to 3 years with a post-graduation work permit (PGWP)

Canada Work Permit

  • Work Permit is issued to professionals that have job offers in Canada
  • There are two types of work permits:
    • Openwork permit which allows you to work for any eligible employer in Canada
    • Employer-specific work permit which allows you to work according to stated conditions on the visa
  • Work permits last for a period of 6 months to 4 years
  • A work permit is extendable
  • Work permits require verification from the Canadian Labour Market known as Labour Market Opinion (LMO)
  • Intracompany transfers, NAFTA, and Post Graduate work permits (PGWP) do not require LMO verification

Canada Permanent Residence Visa (PRV)

  • Permanent Residence Visa is for non-Canadian citizens who have been granted permanent resident status
  • The visa grants you the liberties and rights of a Canadian citizen
  • Pathways to get a PRV in India includes Skilled Immigrants Program (Express Entry), Self-employed Personal Program, Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), Quebec Skilled Workers Program (QSWP), and sponsorship programs
Vancouver, Canada

Canada Visa Fees

Temporary Resident VisaElectronic Travel Authorization 7
Temporary Resident VisaInternational Experience Canada (IEC)
Temporary Resident VisaTemporary Resident Permit200
Temporary Resident VisaVisitor visa, including super visa -per person100
Temporary Resident VisaVisitor visa - family (5 upwards)500
Temporary Resident VisaExtended stay as a visitor – per person
Temporary Resident VisaRestore visitor status
Study PermitsStudy Permits per person (including extensions)150
Study PermitsStudent Status restoration + new study permit400
Work PermitsWork permits per person (including extensions)155
Work PermitsOpen work permit
Work PermitsStatus renewal + new work permit355
Permanent Resident VisaBusiness Immigration (start-up visa, Quebec business immigration, self-employed individuals):

Processing + right of permanent residence fee
Permanent Resident VisaSpouse/ partner processing fee + right of permanent residence1040
Permanent Resident VisaProcessing fee per dependent child150
Permanent Resident VisaProcessing fee + right of permanent residence fee1040
Permanent Resident VisaSpouse/ partner processing fee + right of permanent residence550
Permanent Resident VisaProcessing fee per dependent child150
Permanent Resident VisaPermit holders class processing fee + right of permanent residence815
Permanent Resident VisaProtected person, application fee + spouse/partner fee + dependent child1250

Canada Visa Application Centres in India

Hyderabad, IndiaZonah Crescent, 3rd Floor, Rd Number 12, Fortune Enclave, Sri Ram Nagar Colony, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034, India 9 am – 4 pm+91 22 6786 6002
Jalandhar, India Lovely Autos, Canada Visa Application Centre Aman Plaza 3rd Floor, 310, Nakodar Chowk, Mahavir Marg, Opposite to, Lajpat Nagar, Jalandhar, Punjab 144001, India 9 am – 5 pm+91 22 6786 6002
Ahmedabad, IndiaGujarat Chamber Building, Ashram Rd, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009, India9 am–5 pm+91 22 6786 6002
Chandigarh, IndiaC413 - C416 Elante Offices 4th Floor Elante Office Complex Plot No. 178-178A Industrial & Business Park, Industrial Area Phase I, Chandigarh, 160002, India8:30 am–4:45 pm

+91 172 505 0300
Ajitgarh, IndiaE-328 Sector 75, Opposite Judicial Complex, Industrial Area, Sector 75, Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar, Punjab 140308, India10 am–4:30 pm+91 99 15
New Delhi, IndiaHigh Commision of Canada: 7/8, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021, India8:30 am–4:45 pm +91 11 4178 2000
Bengaluru, IndiaSobha Pearl, 8TH FLOOR, Commissariat Road, Ashok Nagar, Sivanchetti Gardens, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025, India9 am–5 pm+91 22 6786 6002

Commonly Asked Questions about Canadian Visas

Can I get a visa on arrival for Canada?

Unfortunately, Indians are currently not eligible to apply for Canada’s visa on arrival. Thus, it is compulsory for an Indian passport holder to have a valid visa before arrival in Canada.

How much is the Canadian tourist visa in rupees?

At the conversion rate of 1 Canadian Dollar = 51.50 Indian Rupee

eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization)354
Visitor Visa (single or multiple entry)5,046
Visitor Visa (single or multiple entry) – Family (5+)25,230

Where can I download the Canadian visa application form in PDF format?

The PDF format of Canadian visa application form can be gotten on the official Canada immigration website

Where can I submit my Canadian visa application form?

Visa application forms can be submitted at the Canada Visa Application Centres. It can also be submitted online on

How can I track my Canadian Visa application?

You can track your visa officially by visiting

Can I mail in visa application from India?

No, you cannot. Currently, Canadian visa application cannot be mailed in from India.

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