Applying for a Canadian Visa as a Mexican or Norwegian Citizen

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The Canadian immigration process can be difficult, but it’s even more complicated if you’re applying from outside of Canada. The good news is that it’s not impossible, even if you’re not Canadian-born or are trying to immigrate as a Mexican or Norwegian citizen (and, at last count, there were more than 4 million Norwegians living in Mexico). If you want to live and work in Canada, you need to make sure your application isn’t going to be flagged and will proceed smoothly through the immigration process once it’s time to move to Canada.

How to apply for a visa

Canadians often assume that they need to visit their local Canadian consulate in order to apply for Canadian visas. In reality, Canadian immigration visas can be obtained online. The process of applying online is simple and straightforward and involves creating an account on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website and filling out an application form. For Mexican citizens applying from outside of Canada, there is no option to print a visa; applicants must bring their application confirmation number with them to a port of entry within Canada (e.g., an airport) in order to obtain their visa upon arrival. Canadian Visa for Norwegian Citizens

Required documents

A visa allows you to travel to Canada but does not guarantee entry. If you plan to visit Canada and require a visa, you may need one of several types of visas, including: Transit Visa; Tourist Visa; Temporary Resident Permit (TRP); Super Visa; Student Authorization. Which type of visa is required depends on your plans while in Canada. Here’s what they all mean: A transit visa allows you to pass through Canada if traveling from one country to another by air. A tourist visa allows you to enter and stay in Canada for up to six months provided your passport is valid for at least that long and no other requirements are met.

Types of visas available

There are three types of visas that are available: temporary residence, permanent residence and citizenship. If you choose to make Canada your new home, you’ll need to apply for at least one of these depending on what stage in life you’re in and what type of job you have. Temporary Residence: This allows you to live and work in Canada while traveling freely within North America (Canada, Mexico, United States). Permanent Residence: In order to obtain permanent residence status, you must live in Canada full-time with valid employment. Citizenship: To apply for Canadian citizenship, at least three years must have passed since obtaining permanent residency status; applicants must also pass multiple tests including speaking and writing English or French fluently.

Application process

As citizens of Norway and Mexico, you’re eligible to visit Canada without applying for a visa prior to your trip. However, some Canadians require visas to enter certain countries (including Norway and Mexico). If you’re planning on working in Canada, studying there, living there for more than six months, traveling there frequently or moving there permanently then it is recommended that you apply for Canadian permanent residency before your trip. If you plan on visiting Canada temporarily then read our tips below. Getting a Canadian visa from outside of Canada can be difficult so try to avoid any last-minute surprises by reading through all applicable laws and regulations and following up with the appropriate offices. Canadian Visa for Mexican Citizens

Documentation requirements

Canadians travelling to Mexico do not need a visa. Canadians travelling to Norway, however, do require visas for stays of longer than 90 days. To obtain one of these visas you will need:* (1) A valid passport; (2) Evidence of financial support; (3) Evidence of adequate medical insurance; and (4) A letter explaining your reasons for seeking entry into Norway.* All documentation should be in English or accompanied by an English translation. Please note that there are many specific rules pertaining to Canadian visa requirements and you should contact your local embassy or consulate if you have any questions. If you have any further questions about entering Canada as a citizen of Mexico, please contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada at 1-888-242-2100.

Process time

You may work in Canada if your application is approved. Your spouse, common-law partner and dependent children can also apply to come with you to Canada. As an internationally trained professional, there are several steps you can take to make sure your job search goes smoothly when you get here. Explore our website further to find out about employment opportunities for foreign workers in Canada. Job search tips for international candidates can be found on our website, too! Are you ready to come to Canada? Contact us today! We’re happy to answer any questions you have about applying for a Canadian visa as a Mexican or Norwegian citizen and we look forward to seeing you soon!

After your application is approved

Once your application is approved, you can visit Canada anytime you like. When you’re planning your trip, it’s best to use an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), which allows visa-exempt foreign nationals to travel to Canada by air. Your eTA will be valid for five years and allows you to visit Canada as many times as needed within that time period. Once your eTA is issued, you can apply for other documents such as

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