Visitor Visas Applications

Update: Visitor Visas Applications Submitted Before September 7

IRCC is recommending to resubmit a visitor visa application if you sent one before September 7, 2021. According to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), you may have to apply again if you’re waiting for a decision and need to travel to Canada for one of the following reasons:

  • to unite with an immediate family member who is a Canadian citizen, person registered under Canada’s Indian Act or permanent resident of Canada
  • also, if you are going to unite with an immediate family member who is in Canada temporarily
  • to unite with an extended family member who is a Canadian citizen, person registered under Canada’s Indian Act or permanent resident of Canada.
  • you are visiting on business (meeting, special event, training)
  • you are attending an end-of-life ceremony or funeral
  • to be present during the final moments of life of a loved one
  • to provide care to a critically ill person
  • the traveller is going to join a vessel as a marine crew member
  • to assume a posting as a diplomat or to travel as an accompanying immediate family member of a diplomat
  • to handle the affairs of a victim of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752

Submit a new application

If you need to travel to Canada, you have to submit the new application via the IRCC Portal.

Please be aware that if you submit a new application, your previous visitor visa application will be withdrawn. IRCC also mentioned that there is no guarantee of a refund. Moreover, you won’t receive a letter to confirm that your application has been withdrawn.

“Make sure to include up-to-date information and, if possible, your previous application number” the IRCC website says.

I don’t intend to travel to Canada right now

If you don’t need to travel soon, there’s nothing else you need to do. Your application will remain in the queue for processing.

I no longer want to travel to Canada

If you no longer wish to travel to Canada you can request a withdrawal via the web form. But, there is no guarantee that you will get a refund.

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