Who is eligible to Visit Canada?

To visit Canada, you must:  have a valid travel document, such as a passport; be in good health; satisfy an immigration officer that you have ties, such as a job, home and family, that will take you back to your country of origin;  satisfy an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit; and

  • have enough money for your stay. The amount of money you will need can vary with the circumstances of the visit, how long you will stay and whether you will stay in a hotel or with friends or relatives. For more information, ask the Canadian visa office in your country or region.
  • a Temporary Resident Visa
  • a medical examination; and
  • a letter of invitation from someone who lives in Canada.

Inadmissibility

Some people are inadmissible—they are not allowed to come to Canada. Several things can make you inadmissible, including involvement in criminal activity, in human rights violations or in organized crime.

You can also be inadmissible for security, health or financial reasons.

Criminal inadmissibility

If you have committed or been convicted of a criminal offence, you may not be allowed to enter Canada.

Criminal offences include both minor and serious offences, such as theft, assault, manslaughter, dangerous driving and driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. For a complete list of criminal offences in Canada, consult the Canadian Criminal Code.

If you were convicted of a crime when you were under the age of 18, you can probably still enter Canada.

The High Commission of Canada in Dhaka has made arrangements with VFS Global to provide convenient visa application services by way of a Visa Application Centre (VAC). Applicants are strongly encouraged to read about the VAC before submitting their applications.

Visa Fees (from 25 October, 2010)

TEMPORARY RESIDENT VISA (SINGLE ENTRY $75.00):BDT 5,000
TEMPORARY RESIDENT VISA (MULTIPLE ENTRIES $150.00):BDT 9,900
TEMPORARY RESIDENT VISA (FAMILY RATE $400):BDT 26,400
WORK PERMIT (INDIVIDUAL $150):BDT 9,900
STUDY PERMITS $125:BDT 8,300
TEMPORARY RESIDENT PERMITS $200:BDT 13,200
PERMANENT RESIDENT DETERMINATION $50:BDT 3,300

The visa fee is subject to change without notice.

Payable in Bangladesh Taka at the VFS Canada Visa Application Centre by Standard Chartered Bank draft or BRAC Bank draft (purchased from BRAC Bank extension counter at VFS only)

VFS Logistic Fee : BDT 875/-

Bank Draft Processing Charge from Brac Bank Extension counter at VFS : BDT 230/-

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