How to Apply for Tourist Visa to Canada for H1B Visa holders in United States

Posted on April 18, 2009. Filed under: H1B | Tags: , , , , , , |

Planning to apply for tourist visa to Canada. Here are some of the steps that might be helpful to you.  

 

Step 1:  Fill in IMM 5257 Form (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/IMM5257B.PDF ) and print it.

 

Step 2: Take 2 passport photos with Canadian standards (35 mm x 45 mm (1 3/8″ x 1 3/4″))

 

Step 3: Prepare to send photo copies of your current offer letter, proof of employment, Original H1B approval (I-797), last 3 pay checks, drivers License, Itinerary (if you have), hotel confirmation (if you have).

 

Step 4: Be prepared to send original Passport unless you prefer to go in person. You can walk in person if you want to finish this process in a day to your nearest consulate.

 

Step 5: Bank Statements showing some funds to support your travel.

 

Step 6: The fee per person is $65 USD for a single entry visa, $130 USD for a multiple entry visa or $340 USD for a family (multiple or single entry). You must pay a processing fee when you submit an application for a temporary resident visa. Fee can be paid in US dollar, payable to CANADIAN CONSULATE GENERAL via Cashier check, Bank Draft, Money Order, EXACT CASH (if paying in person — 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. ONLY). If paying in Canadian funds, make payable to: RECEIVER GENERAL FOR CANADA.

 

For more accurate information on fee structure visit http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/seattle/imm/fees-frais.aspx?lang=eng

 

Step 7: Send application package (all the above documents with your passport, fee) to your nearest Canadian Consulate. For more details please visit: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/offices/apply-where.asp#u

 

For complete package, please visit this website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/visa.asp

  

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Make sure you include a self addressed USPS
Express mail envelope with your mailed application.

Very useful post !
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I’m gone to say to my little brother, that he should also visit this website on regular basis to get updated from newest gossip.

This is no more required. All is made easy to apply online

Hey.. Me n my husband are h1b and h4 visa holders. We want to go to Canada on tourist basis. Can you please tell us the procedure and website to apply for?


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