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#1 VModi

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:28 AM

Hi there,

I need to go to Canada for getting my H1B stamping for myself. I wanted to apply for Canada visitor visa. I checked http://www.cic.gc.ca...h/index-can.asp site and went to http://www.cic.gc.ca...ing-started.asp link and filled the form and it says that I am eligible to apply Canada visitor visa online.

I currently live in Florida and I am on H1B visa and Indian Citizen. My question is, Has anyone applied for the Canada visitor visa online ? Can an indian citizen living in United States really do that ? I filled the eligibility form twice/thrice and still it say I am eligible. May be I am doing something wrong or the Canada immigration system has changed recently and you can apply online.

If yes, than how will the stamp on visa for Canada work? Will it be a paper visa like its one for UAE?

If no, than I need to send the application package to Canada Immigration office in NY correct?

Any help is greatly appreciated.


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#2 kart1234

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:47 PM

The Canadian Visitor VISA process can be applied online from Dec'2012. All you need to do is fill the online forms and upload all the necessary documents stated. Once your VISA approved they will ask you to send your passport along with self addressed return envelope(postages paid by you) and they will stamp & return it. I applied on Jan 7th and got it on Jan 23rd and it is very easy.

#3 OttawaH1

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

I applied for Canadian Visa online, once approved they will ask for your passport which you'll have to sent by mail..I sent it to the LA consulate.
I'm in Ottawa right now after picking up my passport from Loomis.

#4 mattah

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:30 PM

I have applied canada TRV online on Feb 7th. And still waiting to get the updates. I am little bit tensed that when will i receive any update communication from Canada embassy.

To answer your question, yes, you can apply and am also Indian.

#5 VModi

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:34 AM

Thanks everyone for the responses.

That answered my question.

#6 djraman

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:16 PM

I applied online on January 23rd 2013. I didn't send the original passport in at this time. Got an email from the Canadian embassy after exactly 3-weeks with instructions to send the original passport. I live in DC area, so I sent the passport to New York and got the 3-yr multiple entry visa stamped and returned passport in exactly one week.

So, in total it took a month to get the visa.

Good luck.

#7 desi_atlanta

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:36 PM

Hi Mattah,

I also applied to Canadian visitor visa (via mail) on Feb 6th. I have not heard anything yet. Please do post here if you get your passport back.

Thanks,
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#8 mattah

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:12 PM

Hi Vijay,

I applied online and till now i have not received any communication from canadian embassy.

:( :( sad sad :( ;(

#9 Guy_H1B

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 01:23 PM

I applied in person on Feb 11,2013 at Newyork. I just received my passport back (March 9th,2013). It took 19 working days to get back my passport. I got 4 yrs multiple entry (until my passport expiry date)

#10 djrajkumar

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:31 PM

Hi,

I have applied for the Canada visitor visa online on Apr 8th and it got approved on May 1st. They requested me to send the passport back, I have to do that now. Hope fully it should not take more time.
When I applied for the Visitor visa online I was concerned about not asking all the document to upload which I was expected to do , for example they asked me to upload passport pages but no option to upload I-797 , Then I did the PDF merge of this two document and uploaded as a single pdf, Then all went fine it got approved. So my suggestion is to upload all the mandate documents. Hope it helps...

#11 jaseemar

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:30 PM

I forgot to upload my I-797 ...what should I do? Should I mail them??? 

 

Any info on this will be much appreciated....



#12 brjaiswal

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 11:04 PM

Hi I am applying online visitor visa for Canada. My purpose is to stamp H1B visa. I started applying, created account and I am on the document upload page but this page is asking all documents like my travel itinerary, host invitation latter (which I don't have right now). I am planning to take H1B visa interview date, once I have visitor visa. The problem is I don't see any option to go to next page. Please guide me here.  



#13 srinathchowdary

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 12:08 PM

ok i am in same boat like brjaiswal



#14 visaqmurthy

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 04:50 PM

Hi Friends,

 

I am applying Canada visitor visa online , can somebody send a list of supporting documents . I created one account and i will be using the same account for me and my wife .

 

This visa application is for my wife H4-F1 application , if someone is familiar with any list of additional documents i need to show , Please let me know .

 

Can i show same supporting documents for my wife too.



#15 Mkumar81

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Posted 07 September 2014 - 01:17 PM

Hi Friends

 

I am an US H1B holder, planning to visit canda for tourism. Can you please let me know the embassy fees for application and also if there is biometric needs to be done. If so, can you let me know if there is additional fee for biometric.




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