Canada VISA Processing Complete Information

Some information regarding the Canada visa application process from Nepal:

1. **Visitor Visa (Temporary Resident Visa):**
– Processing times for a visitor visa from Nepal can vary but generally range from a few weeks to a few months.
– You can apply online or through a Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Nepal.
– Ensure you have all the required documents, including a valid passport, proof of funds, and an invitation letter (if applicable).

2. **Study Permit:**
– Processing times for study permits also vary. It’s advisable to apply well in advance of your intended study start date.
– You will need a Letter of Acceptance from a Canadian Designated Learning Institution (DLI) and proof of sufficient funds to cover your studies and living expenses.

3. **Work Permit:**
– Work permit processing times depend on the type of work permit and your specific circumstances.
– You may need a job offer from a Canadian employer to apply for a work permit.

4. **Express Entry (Permanent Residency):**
– If you’re applying for permanent residency through Express Entry, processing times vary depending on your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score and other factors.
– Make sure you meet the eligibility criteria for one of the Express Entry programs (Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, or Canadian Experience Class).

5. **Biometrics and Medical Exams:**
– In many cases, applicants from Nepal may need to provide biometrics (fingerprints and photo) and undergo a medical examination as part of the application process.

Please note that application requirements and processing times may have changed since my last update in September 2021. It’s crucial to visit the official website of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for the most up-to-date information, including application forms, required documents, and processing times specific to Nepal.


Determine the type of visa you need: Visit the official website of the Government of Canada or the nearest Canadian embassy or consulate to determine the appropriate visa category for your visit. Common visa types include visitor visas, study permits, work permits, and electronic travel authorizations (eTAs).

Gather the required documents: Each visa category has specific document requirements. Generally, you will need a valid passport, application forms, photographs, proof of funds, travel itinerary, and any supporting documents related to the purpose of your visit. Make sure to review the official website or contact the embassy or consulate for a comprehensive list of required documents.

Complete the application: Fill out the application forms accurately and honestly. Depending on your country of residence, you may need to apply online through the official website or submit a paper application to the nearest visa office.

Pay the application fee: Visa applications usually require a fee, which can vary depending on the type of visa and your country of residence. The payment can be made online or in-person at the designated visa application center or embassy/consulate.

Submit the application: Submit your application, along with all the required documents and the application fee, to the appropriate visa office. This can be done online or by mail, depending on the application process.

Wait for processing: The processing time for Canadian visas varies depending on factors such as the type of visa, the volume of applications, and the visa office’s workload. You can check the estimated processing times on the official website or by contacting the visa office.

Attend an interview (if required): In some cases, you may be required to attend an interview at the Canadian embassy or consulate in your country. If an interview is necessary, you will receive instructions on how to schedule it.

Receive a decision: Once your application is processed, you will receive a decision on your visa application. If approved, your visa will be stamped in your passport or issued as an electronic travel authorization (eTA).

It’s important to note that the above steps provide a general overview, and the specific requirements and procedures may vary based on your circumstances and the type of visa you are applying for. It’s always recommended to refer to the official website of the Government of Canada or consult with the nearest Canadian embassy or consulate for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding visa processing.