Other Countries’ Visa

Chinese Visitor Visa

A visa for China is a permit issued by visa authorities of the People’s Republic of China in accordance with its laws and regulations to a foreign citizen for entry into, exit from or transit through Chinese territory. The China’s visa authorities will issue a diplomatic visa, courtesy visa, service visa or ordinary visa according to the foreign citizen’s status, purpose of visit and type of passport.

You need to apply for a visa unless you meet the following visa exemption requirements:

Common Visa Categories

  • L: As a tourist. Issued to those who are going to travel to China for tourism.
  • Q1, Q2: Family reunion, foster care or visiting relatives with permanent residence in China.


US Visitor Visa

Canadian citizens do not need a visa to enter the US for non-immigrant purposes, except in the following cases:

  • Treaty traders and investors (requires E Visa)
  • Foreign citizen fiancé(e) (K-1 Visa), as well as the fiancé(e)’s children (K-2 Visa)
  • A U.S. citizen’s foreign citizen spouse traveling to reside in the U.S. while awaiting final completion of the process of immigration (K-3 Visa), as well as the spouse’s children (K-4 Visa)
  • Spouses of lawful permanent residents (V-1 Visas), as well as the spouse’s children who are traveling to reside in the U.S. while awaiting final completion of the process of immigration (V-2 Visas)
  • Non-immigrants traveling to the United States for work (Non-Immigrant Visas), including
    • Canadian government officials (A Visas), if entering the US for temporary or permanent assignment;
    • Officials and employees of international organizations (G Visas), if entering the US for temporary or permanent assignment; and
    • NATO officials, representatives, and employees, only if they are being assigned to the US (as opposed to an official trip).

Canadian and Bermudian citizens are the only nationals in the world that can enter the US for non-immigrant purposes without an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Therefore, Canadian passport holders do not need ESTA.

However, the case is different for foreigners residing in Canada. There are 39 world countries that fall under the US Visa Waiver program. If you are a national of one of them, residing in Canada, you will need an ESTA to enter the United States.

The application process for a US Visa from Canada consists of some steps that you have to follow in the correct order.

Here’s how to apply for a US visa in Canada:

  1. Check what type of US visa you need.
  2. Find out where you need to apply.
  3. Complete the online application form.
  4. Complete online payment.
  5. Gather the required documents for a US visa from Canada.
  6. Make a US visa appointment.
  7. Attend the visa interview.


Korean Visitor Visa

Canadian passport holders do not require a visa for the entry purpose of a short-term visit (e.g Tourism, Visiting friends or relatives, Attending business meetings) up to 180 days. Permission to stay is given at the time of entry. If Canadian citizens wish to engage in commercial activities during their stay in Korea, they must obtain a Korean visa.

Visa free Entry (Visa waiver)

Visa is a basic requirement for entry and in principle, a foreigner wishing to enter Korea must have a visa.

However, a person meeting any one of the following qualification may enter Korean without a visa. (Article 7, Section 2 of the Immigration Act)

  • Those granted permission or immunity for reentry that enters before the expiration date.
  • Nationals of a country that signed visa waiver agreements with Republic of Korea and are thereby subject of exemption.
  • Those entering for the interest of international goodwill, travel, or purpose beneficial to Korea who have been granted permitted to enter by presidential decree.
  • Those that departed with a refugee travel certification and entering prior to the expiration date.


Japanese Visitor Visa

To enter Japan as a visitor, you must obtain a Temporary Visitor’s Visa prior to departing for Japan, unless you qualify for a Temporary Visitor’s Visa Exemption. Maximum stay as a temporary visitor is 90 days.

Canadian citizens and nationals of countries with Reciprocal Visa Exemption Agreements with Japan do not require a Temporary Visitor’s Visa for Short Term Stays. Cases involving paid activities in Japan are excluded. Permanent residents of Canada need to apply for a Visitor Visa.

Landing permission can only be granted by an immigration officer at a port of entry, if all the conditions stipulated in the Immigration Control Act are met.

Multiple–entry visas for Chinese visitors residing in Canada with a substantially high income or a sufficient level of financial capability

Multiple-entry visas may be issued to applicants with a substantially high income or a sufficient level of financial capability and their families. Visas for the applicants with a substantially high income are valid for 5 years and the period of stay allowed for each visit is up to 90 days. Visas for applicants with a sufficient level of financial capability are valid for 3 years and the period of stay allowed for each visit is up to 30 days.


UK Visitor Visa

Apply for this visa if you want to visit the UK on holiday or to see your family and friends, do business, take part in sports or creative events, or receive private medical treatment.

For a Canadian citizen, you won’t need a visa to come to the UK.

You can stay in the UK for up to 6 months without a visa.

You don’t need a visa for some business and academic visits, but you must get a visa to work in the UK.

However, you should bring the same documents you’d need to apply for a visa, to show to officers at the UK border. 

You may want to apply for a visa if you have a criminal record or you’ve previously been refused entry into the UK.

Apply for a visa to travel through the UK: 

Check what you need to do before you can apply for a visa to pass through the UK in transit (on your way to another country).

  1. Check if you need a visa
  2. Check what type of transit visa you need
  3. Prepare the evidence you need
  4. Apply for a transit visa
  5. Attend an appointment
  6. Travel to UK


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