How to Apply For A Canada Tourist Visa with Your Philippines Passport (2022)

Plan your next Canada trip! Here’s our guide for Filipinos about applying for Canada tourist visa. Enjoy a vacation in this wonderful country.

A lot of Filipinos dream is to go to Canada. Not only to work but also to travel. And we’re not surprised about that! With the country’s beautiful lakes and landscapes, who wouldn’t want to go here?

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However, going here requires Filipinos to provide a tourist visa. But the good thing is, that’s possible in the comfort of your own home. Yes! You can do everything online. But that doesn’t guarantee your visa approval. You have to complete all your requirements and provide enough proof of your financial capability and a strong tie to the Philippines. But don’t worry as we have a guide for you that can help you apply for a tourist visa to Canada.

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Quick Facts about Canada

  • Canada is the world’s second-largest country.
  • Over half of Canada’s residents have degrees making it the ‘World’s Most Educated Country’.
  • In 1947, Canada had its lowest recorded temperature of -81.4 degrees Fahrenheit (-63 C).
  • The word “Canada” is an Iroquoian language that means “Village”.
  • Canada has the most lakes than the rest of the world’s lakes combined.

When and Where to Get Canada Tourist Visa

The visa application for Canada can be done online or personally through the various visa application centers in:

Cebu: Canada Visa Application Centre, VFS Services Phils. Pvt. Inc., 9F Keppel Center Unit 905 Samar Loop cor Cardinal Rosales Ave, Cebu Business Park.

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Manila: Canada Visa Application Centre, VFS Services Phils. Pvt. Inc., Mezzanine Floor Ecoplaza Bldg., Chino Roces Ave Ext., Makati City.

In this article, we’ll focus more on the online process. If you still prefer to do it personally, please refer to the VFS Global Page.

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Main requirements in applying for Canada Tourist Visa

  • Valid Passport. Must have at least one-year remaining validity. Scan the bio-page;
  • Completed Form IMM5257. This is the Application for Visitor Visa Form. Fill out the items digitally and truthfully. (This only works on latest Adobe Reader version);
  • Completed Form 5645. This requires your Family Information. It must be filled out digitally as well. (This only works on Adobe Reader 8 or higher version);
  • 2 recent passport size photos (35mm x 45mm). It must be taken within the last 6 months. See complete photo specifications here;

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  • Proof of income/financial capacity. (Bank Certificate/ Bank Statement for the last 4 months).
  • Affidavit of Support. Only applicable if somebody else is sponsoring your trip. Also, attach his/her proof of financial capacity;
  • Travel history. A scanned copy of your visas (valid or expired) and your entry/exit stamps. Make sure to just put everything in 1 file;
  • Purpose of Travel. Your flight reservation, hotel reservations, and daily itinerary.

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Supporting Documents for Canada Tourist Visa

For employees, self-employed, and digital nomads

  • Certificate of Employment and Income Tax Return

For students

  • School Records such as Enrollment Receipt/Certificate.

For Business owners

  • Business Permits

Others

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Step-by-Step Guide for Pre-Visa Application

STEP 1: Prepare all the required documents stated above and scan them in the PDF, JPG, TIFF, PNG, DOC, DOCX format. Make sure that they’re in 1 file.

STEP 2: Create your CIC Account — this is where you can apply, upload your documents, pay for visa fees, and track your application status.

(Video) Canadian Tourist Visa / Visitor Visa Online Application

STEP 3: Upload all the required documents. Make sure they’re complete.

STEP 4: Put your complete name in the Electronic Signature section. (That’s considered as your signature)

STEP 5: Pay the visa fee of 100 CAD online using your Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card.

STEP 6: Just wait for updates. When a consul opens your application, you will receive an email saying that ‘your application has been updated.’ Wait for the final decision.

STEP 7:Do your biometrics then submit. Here’s our guide for the Canadian Visa Biometrics.

STEP 8: If you receive an email saying that your visa has been denied, then we can’t do anything about that. If, however, it has been approved, just submit your passport and a copy of the Passport Request that was sent to your CIC account to VFS Global in Makati/Cebu. Pay the required fees, and you’ll receive your visa in a few days!

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Visa Processing Fee for Canada Tourist Visa

100 CAD for the processing fee. If your visa got approved, you need to pay VFS their fee of PHP 543.15 and Courier Fee of PHP 293.95. You can choose to pick-up your passport too.

Processing time: 10-14 days or sometimes even a month.

Canadian Embassy in the Philippines

Embassy of Canada in the Philippines
Address: Level 6-8, RCBC Plaza Tower 2 1200, 6819 Ayala Ave, Makati, 1227 Metro Manila
Contact number:(02) 8857 9000
Office hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM / Friday: 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. When is the best time to apply for a visa?

We strongly advise you to apply for a visa at least 2 months before your intended trip as the process can take up to a month.

2. How much money should I have in my bank account?

There is no clear answer to that. However, People say that 200 CAD/day of stay is more than sufficient. But make sure you have enough to cover your accommodation and flight expenses as well. Read our guide about show money for visa application.

3. Is there a limit to the file size that is to be uploaded?

Yes. Your file should not exceed 4MB.

4. I have a valid U.S. Visa. Do I still need to apply for a Visit Visa to Canada?

Yes, most travelers need a visitor visa or an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) to travel to, or transit through Canada.

5. I forgot to attach a document to my application. Can I send them after I have already submitted my application?

No, unless they asked you for it which is rare. This is why you need to go through your documents and make sure that they’re complete.

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6. How long can I stay in Canada?

Most visitors are allowed to stay in Canada for 6 months. However, you may also be allowed to stay for less than this period. This is indicated on your visa.

7. Is it possible for my authorized length of stay to be extended?

Yes. If you wish to stay longer, you can apply for an extension at least 30 days before the authorized end of your stay.

8. Do I need to have travel insurance?

Though Canada is perfectly a safe country, we still recommend you to get insurance. We don’t know what will happen during your trip. Having one is advisable!

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FAQs

How much bank balance do I need to show for Canada tourist visa from Philippines? ›

Funds Needed for a Canada Tourist Visa

per month for their monthly expenses, and if an applicant is coming for tourism, then 2,000 CAD (INR 1,22,805 approx.) for 30 days per person is enough.

What are the main requirements for applying as visitor to Canada? ›

Eligibility
  • 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.

How can I increase my chances of getting a Canadian visa? ›

Read on to get success tips to improve your chances of getting Canada tourist visa after refusal .
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To qualify, you must demonstrate:
  1. An invitation from your Canadian based child or grandchild.
  2. Proof of your family relationship.
  3. Proof of finances.
  4. The purpose of your visit.
  5. Your ties to your home country.

Can Filipinos get a tourist visa to Canada? ›

Canada tourist visa is required for Philippine citizens. The stay is usually short with a period of 180 days and visa expires in 180 days. Applicant is required to be present when applying for Canada tourist visa. A total of 12 documents are required for applying Canada tourist visa.

What documents are required for Canada tourist visa? ›

your previous passports and/or visas (used within the last 10 years to travel outside your country) entry and exit stamps. study and/or work permits that indicate your duration outside your country.
...
  • name.
  • date of birth.
  • document number.
  • citizenship or residency status.
  • photo, and.
  • expiry date (if applicable)

Does tourist visa in Canada need show money? ›

Proof of funds:

If you are paying for your own trip, you must submit proof of sufficient funds to cover your travel and expenses in Canada. Provide the following: Original bank statements from your personal account for the past six months; • The last 6 months of pay slips.

What documents are required for Canada tourist visa from Philippines? ›

CANADIAN VISA REQUIREMENTS
  • Accomplished IMM5257 Form. This is the Application for Visitor Visa Form. ...
  • Accomplished Family Information Form. Sometimes, it's the IMM5645E Form. ...
  • Valid Passport. ...
  • Digital photo. ...
  • Proof of Purpose of Travel. ...
  • Travel History. ...
  • Proof of Means of Financial Support. ...
  • Business Registration Documents.

Can I go to Canada without bank statement? ›

International Experience Canada participants who can't get a bank statement may show the following as proof of funds when they arrive at a Canadian port of entry: A letter on official letterhead from your banking institution, that: is issued no more than one (1) week before your departure for Canada.

How long does it take to process Canada tourist visa? ›

The processing time for a Canada tourist visa is 15 days, if your documentation is done properly. A business visa takes 1 to 6 weeks of processing time. A temporary resident visa application takes 16-20 days to be processed.

How long does it take to process Canadian visitor visa? ›

The visa fees, eligibility, visa requirements, and required documents. As an Indian national applying for a Canada tourist visa from India, the Canada tourist visa processing time is 155 days.

Can I apply for Canada visitor visa without invitation letter? ›

An Invitation Letter is not mandatory when applying for a visitor's visa. In some cases, however, the government of Canada will request that you provide them with an Invitation Letter when you submit your application. If not asked by the government, you will not need an invitation letter.

Why Canada tourist visa gets rejected? ›

Most Common Reasons for Canadian Visitor Visa Refusal

Insufficient personal assets in the home country. Vague or inadequate documentation supporting the case. The unstable employment situation of the applicant. The disconnect between the length of stay and the fund's availability.

How can we avoid visa rejection in Canada? ›

To reduce the chances of rejection, students should attach valid financial proof to the application form. The application form should be duly filled, and all the required documents should be attached. The students need to complete the documentation process as required.

Is there any interview for Canada visitor visa? ›

Is an interview required for a Canada visitor visa? Generally, when you apply for a Canadian tourist visa, you will not be required to attend an interview. Applicants or a representative of the applicant can submit all the required documents to the embassy/consulate when applying for a visa.

How long does it take to get a visa to Canada from Philippines? ›

The Canada Visitor Visa Application Process

If you are applying from the Philippines, the processing time is 5 days.

How much does a Canadian tourist visa cost? ›

Temporary residence
FeePrice ($CAN)
Visitor visa – per family (1 fee per family of 5 or more people) Single or multiple entry temporary resident visa; maximum fee for a family of 5 or more people applying at the same time and place$500.00
Extend your stay as a visitor - per person$100.00
20 more rows
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Is Canada visa free for Philippines? ›

All the details about these travel permits are gathered in the Philippines' visa policy. Currently, Canadian citizens may stay in the Philippines visa-free for a period of up to 30 days. This length of time may be extended once the visitor of Canada is in the Philippines, but there is a fee for this process.

What is proof of financial support in Canada for visitor visa? ›

Proof of financial means to cover the expenses for the duration of your visit: o Bank statements showing the past 3-month transaction history and the average balance for the past 6 months. o Any additional relevant documentation (employment letter, pay slips, proof of pension, business registration, investments, etc.).

How much bank balance is required for Canada family visa? ›

How much money you'll need
Number of family membersFunds required (in Canadian dollars)
1$13,310
2$16,570
3$20,371
4$24,733
4 more rows
Jun 15, 2022

Does passport request mean visa approval? ›

If the US embassy asks for my passport, does it mean that my visa was approved? Yes the Passport is only requested when the application is approved.

How much is the fee for visitor visa in Canada? ›

Temporary residence
FeePrice ($CAN)
Visitor visa – per family (1 fee per family of 5 or more people) Single or multiple entry temporary resident visa; maximum fee for a family of 5 or more people applying at the same time and place$500.00
Extend your stay as a visitor - per person$100.00
20 more rows
Aug 2, 2022

How can I go to Canada from Philippines? ›

To apply you must meet the following requirements:
  1. 1 year Canadian study experience.
  2. An Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report that your qualification has been certified by a relevant institution like a university or college.
  3. 2 years of Canadian Work Experience.
  4. Valid job offer.
Apr 5, 2022

Is Canada visa free for Philippines? ›

All the details about these travel permits are gathered in the Philippines' visa policy. Currently, Canadian citizens may stay in the Philippines visa-free for a period of up to 30 days. This length of time may be extended once the visitor of Canada is in the Philippines, but there is a fee for this process.

How much is Canada visa fee? ›

Economic Immigration Fees
Type of fee$CAN
Economic immigration application fee1,040 (Includes processing fee of $550 and right of permanent residence fee of $490)
Economic immigration application fee (without right of permanent residence fee)550
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Is interview required for Canada visa? ›

When you arrive in Canada, you'll have to go through two screening interviews. If all your documents are available and in order, they should be over quickly.

How long does it take to process Canada tourist visa? ›

The processing time for a Canada tourist visa is 15 days, if your documentation is done properly. A business visa takes 1 to 6 weeks of processing time. A temporary resident visa application takes 16-20 days to be processed.

Is Canada visitor visa easy to get? ›

Though not a very complex matter, TRV visitor visas must be applied for properly and in a timely manner. There are no guarantees about how quickly your tourist visa application can be processed, and it is best to get started as soon as you learn you will travel to Canada.

How long does it take to get a visa to Canada from Philippines? ›

The Canada Visitor Visa Application Process

If you are applying from the Philippines, the processing time is 5 days.

How much money can I bring to Canada from Philippines? ›

You must, however, report amounts of currency equal to or greater than CAN $10,000 or its equivalent in a foreign currency to the Canada Border Services Agency. These rules apply whether you are bringing the money into, or taking it out of Canada, or carrying the money with you or sending it by mail or by courier.

Who can sponsor me from Canada? ›

To apply as a sponsor, you must be at least 18 years of age and a: Canadian citizen or. person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or. permanent resident of Canada.

Where can I get biometrics for Canada visa Philippines? ›

To schedule a biometric enrolment appointment at the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) in the Philippines, you may contact +632 5282505, their office is located at Canada Visa Application Centre VFS Services Phils. Pvt. Inc., 29th Floor The World Center Bldg., 330 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City, Philippines.

How do I submit my passport to VFS Canada? ›

In person – You'll have to bring your original passport, passport bio page (2 copies), along with the passport request letter to the Visa Application Centre. To submit your passport at the Visa Application Centre, you'll have to pay a service charge for Package Transmission.

How can I apply for Canada visa online? ›

Step-by-step guide
  1. Identify visa type. Choose the right visa for your trip. ...
  2. Begin your application. Get started with your visa application. ...
  3. Book an appointment. Choose a Visa Application Centre and make an appointment. ...
  4. Pay your fees. ...
  5. Visit a visa application centre. ...
  6. Track your application. ...
  7. Collect your passport.

What are the documents required for visa? ›

LIST OF DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR AN ENTRY VISA 1 Original passport valid for a minimum of 6 months and having at least 3 blank visa pages. 2 A photocopy of the data page of the passport. 3 Two passport size photographs (2X2 inch).

How long does Canada visitor visa take after biometrics? ›

The entire Canada visa application can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to process. However, once you have submitted your biometric information, the visa application can take up to 30 days to process, depending on the specific visa application.

How much money do you need to immigrate to Canada from Philippines? ›

Cost of applying for immigration to Canada through Express Entry and the PNP. Generally speaking, as an individual applicant, you would need approximately $15,500 CAD to immigrate to Canada. Couples would need around $21,000 CAD while families with children will require between $25,000 to $30,000 CAD.

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