• Visa Type Processing Time Price/person
  • Consultancy (File Preparation + Advisory) 5 Working Days
    PKR. 35000



Updated: Dec 2023
Pakistanis have the opportunity to apply for business and visit visas to Canada from Pakistan in 2024. Whether you plan to visit for tourism, family visits, friends, or business purposes, the Government of Canada requires you to apply for a Canada visa from Pakistan prior to your departure. It's important to note that the Embassy of Canada does not accept direct applications in person. Instead, the process involves filling out your visa application online through the official Canada immigration website IRCC and then scheduling an appointment at VFS Global to submit your physical documents. Please be aware that you are required to appear in person at VFS Global to hand in your application. Successful applicants from Pakistan are granted Canada visas based on the strength of the supporting documents they provide to justify the purpose of their visit.
You must note that due to huge number of applications for Canada visa from Pakistan, you may find difficulty getting VAS appointments for biometric verification. You can apply for visa online with quite ease. But after you have applied for the visa, you have to appear in a visa application center for biometric verification. If you have applied from a foreign country, there are chances you will get your appointment early but applying from Pakistan may cause significant delays in biometric application.

Types of Visit Visa for Canada 

Visit visas. (Single Entry) 
Visit Visa (Multiple Entry) Visa
Business visas

Canada Visa Application Process

  1. To Get started with your visa Application Form Visit the central system of visa application which is run directly by the Canadian government. https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/account.html
  2. Fill out your form electronically the completed form (including the barcoded sheets) will have to be printed on white, bond quality, non-glossy paper, using a laser printer. 

Canada Visa Appointments for Biometrics

Visa application for Canada is online where you create your account, post your support documents and pay the visa fee. However, the last step is the main pain-point. You have to appear in person at your local visa application center for biometric verifications. In our case, its VFS which has its branched in major cities of Pakistan. Until the month of Jun & July 2024, there was no issues getting a free online Canda visa appointment for biometric verifications. But throughout August, there had been almost total blockage of appointments for biometric for Canada visa. This situation has worsened so much that currently there are people selling these appointments for thousands of rupees. Still, the further catch is that most of these people are doing fraud with innocent people.
According to recent updates, there are chances of more online appointments for biometric verification from September 2024. You must keep trying on the online portal to book your appointment yourself to be on the safe side. When you apply for Canada visa online, you get a deadline to submit biometric verification. But recent discussion with VFS team suggest that if you fail to get biometric visa appointment for Canada, you can still get your date extended. However, you must report to VFS office about this issue asap. For further details on the Canada visa appointments for biometric, you can contact our support team.

Canadian Visa Processing Time For Pakistan

Being considered as a welcoming country, Canada attracts too many visa applicants from around the world. This caused huge strain on the visa processing for Canda applicants. The huge application number also makes the visa process more strict. Here are some key facts you need to knkow about Canada visa applications from Pakistan.

Physical appearance required Yes
Visa applications open for Canada Yes
Visa acceptance ratio 50% approx
Visa appointment required Yes
Bank statement & financial documents required  Yes
Visa wait time longer r

 Visit Visa Process for Canada 

1. The first step is to determine which visa type you need
2. Get started with your visa application, fill it out and submit your online application form to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
3. Book an appointment and Choose a Visa Application Centre such as VFS.GLOBAL 
4. Pay your Fee as per instructions on the IRCC website
5. Visit a visa application center and attend your scheduled appointment
6. Track your application and stay informed about the progress of your application
7. Receive your passport from the Visa Application Centre 

Required Documentation for Canada Visit Visa

General documents Required for Canada tourist/Visit Visa:
1. A signed application form for each Applicant.
2. Original Passport valid for at least six months having one blank page.
3. Copies of Old and expired Passports.
4. One photocopy of the front page of the Current Passport
5. Photocopy of CNIC. (National Identity Card)
6. Two Passport Size Photos with the applicant's name and date of birth written at the back of the Photo.
7. Invitation Letter from family or friend
8. Children who are under age of sixteen should provide the consent of both of the parents. (In Case of Divorce as well)
9. Bank Statement of last six months
10. A proper medical examination might be required.

Visit Visa Duration for Canada 

Business Visa  6 months 
Visitors Sigle Entry Visa  Upto 6 months 
Visitors Multiple
Entry Visa  6 months to 10 years 

General Documents Required for Canada Business Visa

1. Old and New passport (with 2 blank pages for Visa Stamp)
2. Two photos that meet the Canadian photo requirement
3. Air ticket which has to be booked for a complete round trip
4. Travel insurance (Valid for at least 1yea r)
5. Cover letter from a company (with detail of traveler stay)
6. Bank Statement obtain for Last Six Months
7. Invitation letter from a company I company registration proof
8. Valid Visa Copies (must be verified)
9. Conference ticket or exhibition pass

Canada Visa Appointments

Visa Website

Once you have applied for your visa, you need to book an appointment to have your fingerprints and photo taken at a Visa Application Centre.

Book an Appointment

Visa VACs
Visa application centers (VACs) are private companies that have formal contracts with the Government of Canada. They. securely send your passport to the visa office. are official locations to give your biometrics (fingerprints and a photo) are located around the world).

Canada Visa Photo Requirements

To avoid any hurdles or issues, ensure that your photos meet the set requirements by the Canadian embassy.
The photographs must be identical and taken within the last six months.
50 mm wide X 70 mm high (2 inches wide x 2- 3/4 inches long) 
Should be sharp and focused 
The photographs must be taken against a plain white or light-colored background.

Canada Visa Passport Requirements

Before you apply for Canada visa, ensure that your passport:
All are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within six months of your trip.
When you apply for a Canadian visa, you have to provide photocopies of the information page of your passport. It must include: Your passport number.

Canada Visa Fee

Here are the charges that apply to each visa application:
The application fee for a Canadian Visa from Pakistan is About 195 CAD including the biometrics of one person
1. Single Entry Visa: 100 C$
2. Multiple Entry Visa: 100 C$
3. Business Visa: 155 C$
Biometrics - CAD $85 (approximately PKR 10,400)
The Government of Canada fee can be paid online or at the VAC (Visa application center). The average processing time for the Canadian Visa is approximately 10 to 35 Days
To pay your fee click the link http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/fees/index.asp

Yes, Pakistani citizens planning to visit Canada for tourism, family visits, friends, or business purposes must obtain a Canada visa before departure.

There are various types of visit visas for Canada, including single entry, multiple entry, and business visas.

The processing time for Canadian visas from Pakistan can vary, but it generally takes approximately 10 to 35 days. It's important to apply well in advance of your intended travel dates to allow for processing time.

Yes, you are required to appear in person at your local visa application center, which is managed by VFS Global, for biometric verifications as part of the Canada visa application process.


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