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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