Advice for Visitors to Canada
Philippinos Visiting Canada
People from certain countries need a visa to visit Canada. Philippinos visiting Canada for the purpose of work or study must have a visa to enter the country. Whether you are a Philippino live-in caregiver, a temporary worker with a valid work permit, or a student with a valid student permit, you will be requested to show a visa when you enter Canada.
Individuals from the Philippines with diplomatic status, with service or official passports, are not exempt from the rule – they also need a visa to enter Canada. However, they are exempt from paying the processing fees if prior approval has been granted by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
How to Apply for a Visa
To apply for a visa as a Philippino visiting Canada, simply go to the CIC website and download the following forms:
If you are planning on traveling with your spouse (or common law partner) and young children, only one application form is required. However, children over 18 years old have to fill out their own visa application form.
The Application Process
Philippinos visiting Canada must agree to certain terms and conditions before their application can be approved. Here are three important ones:
Moreover, the visa officer will take the following factors into consideration:
While a medical examination report is not mandatory with the visa application , a visa officer can require, at his discretion, that you undergo a medical exam. In such case, an agent would contact you to give you instructions on how to proceed.
In Canada, the Philippine Embassy is located in Ottawa. Several consulates are located throughout Canada, including Edmonton, Saskatoon, Toronto, St. John’s, Vancouver and Winnipeg.