Find out who needs to give biometrics and how the new application process works. We refer to your fingerprints and photo as biometrics. We collect biometrics for most applications. Find out what happens from when you submit your application to when you get to Canada and where biometrics fits in the process. Use our application guides to help fill out your application properly, then submit your application. Avoid processing delays by sending us a complete application.
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Find out who needs to give biometrics and how the new application process works. We refer to your fingerprints and photo as biometrics. We collect biometrics for most applications. Find out what happens from when you submit your application to when you get to Canada and where biometrics fits in the process.
Use our application guides to help fill out your application properly, then submit your application. Avoid processing delays by sending us a complete application. You only need to give your biometrics once every 10 years to make repeat trips to Canada easier. Find out who needs to give , how to give , and where to give your biometrics. Some biometrics collection sites are closed.
After we get your biometrics, we start processing your application. See how long it takes to process your application. If you are, we issue your documents. Make sure you travel with the documents we gave you. This includes travel documents like a visitor visa, study or work permits or an eTA electronically linked to your passport. Airline staff and border service officers at ports of entry will ask to see your travel documents.
Make sure children under 18 travel with the right documents. When you arrive, we check your identity to make sure that you are the same person who was approved to travel to Canada. We may use your biometrics to do this. These officers help protect the health and safety of Canadians. If you pass the identity check and meet the entry requirements , the border services officer stamps your passport and lets you know how long you can stay in Canada.
Children under 18 must meet the same entry requirements as adults. The border services officer may ask minor children to show other documents depending on whether the child is travelling alone or with someone. Some people are not admissible to Canada, which means they are not allowed to enter the country.
You can be inadmissible for several reasons, including being involved in:. Find out more about inadmissibility. Get help to open an application form or to fill one out in the Help Centre. To qualify for a temporary work permit, you must:.
Make sure you send it to the address that is responsible for your application. Read the Instruction guide IMM for important information about your eligibility, fees and how to apply for a work permit. All applicants must fill out and sign their own form, including people travelling as part of a family. If you are under 18, your parent or guardian must sign your form.
Note: Validating the form before printing makes sure that you have answered all the questions. This will help you to avoid delays in processing your application. Find out more about the barcode form. You must include the fee with your application. Find out how to pay your fees.
You need to give your biometrics In most cases, you now need to give your fingerprints and photo biometrics after you apply. You must pay the biometrics fee when you submit your application. Otherwise you may experience delays. Get this done as soon as you get the letter from us that tells you to give biometrics.
You have 30 days to do this from the date on the letter. You must meet some basic requirements to enter Canada. You must: have a valid travel document, like a passport be in good health have no criminal or immigration-related convictions convince an immigration officer that you have ties—such as a job, home, financial assets or family—that will take you back to your home country convince an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit have enough money for your stay The amount of money you will need depends on how long you will stay and if you will stay in a hotel, or with friends or relatives.
You can be inadmissible for several reasons, including being involved in: criminal activity human rights violations organized crime You can also be inadmissible for security, health or financial reasons. Note : You will not be able to apply online. Place the checklist on top, as a cover to your application package. Forms Once you have read the guide, you can prepare your application package.
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If you meet the criteria for the travel exemptions, and you want to apply to come to Canada, there are changes to the application process. Learn more. You can travel to Canada only if you are exempt from the travel restrictions and are coming for an essential purpose. This is not a legal document. The forms are designed with questions that will help the processing of your application. Work is an activity for which wages are paid or commission is earned. The Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations IRPR have requirements that allow us to protect your rights when you work in Canada by making sure that your employer respects the terms of their offer of employment.
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