Canada visa requirements for Lesothos

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Lesothos visiting Canada

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a Canadian Visa.


  • Completed and signed Canadian visa application form.
  • An original and copy of the applicant’s Lesotho passport that is valid for at least six months beyond your date of return to Lesotho.
  • The passport should have at least two blank pages for the visa stamp.
  • Two colored photographs size must be at least 35 mm x 45 mm. The face must be square to the camera with a neutral expression, neither frowning nor smiling, with the mouth closed.
  • The photographs must be identical and taken within the last six months. They may be either black and white or color.
  • The photographs must be clear, well defined and taken against a plain white or light-colored background.
  • Proof of application processing fee.
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of the trip (i.e. three months bank statements, payslips, proof of investments, etc.).
  • If you are not paying for the trip you will need a letter from the person or institution sponsoring your trip and additional documents (i.e. a copy of their passport and a bank statement proving they have sufficient funds).
  • Proof of ties to Lesotho (i.e. employment letter, or proof of businesses or assets.).
  • Copy of provisional flight booking and travel itinerary (i.e. accommodation reservations).
  • You may need to provide a medical history or proof of good health.
  • Minors (under 18) travelling alone will need a letter of authorization signed by both parents or legal guardians. 
  • For minors travelling with one parent, a letter of authorization from the non-accompanying parent or legal guardian is required.
  • If you are visiting family or travelling for business you will need an invitation letter detailing the nature of the visit, length of stay, and details of the host person or business.

Canada Visa for Lesothos

Facts about Canada


Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. It stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west; to the north lies the Arctic Ocean. It also covers  9.98 million square kilometers (3.85 million square mile area making it the second-largest country by total area. Ottawa is Canada's capital city while its largest metropolitan cities are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Canada is a parliamentary and constitutional democracy, the Elizabeth ll serves as its queen while a prime minister is the chair of the Cabinet and head of government.  


The Canadian economy is the tenth-largest in the world. It has a mixed economy system.  Canada is a net exporter of energy having  13th percent of the global oil reserve which makes it the third-largest share after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. 

Types of Canada Visa


Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Tourist visa 15 business days 180 days
Business visa 15 business days 180 days

General Requirements for Canada Visa


  • Completed and signed Canadian visa application form.
  • An original and copy of the applicant’s Lesotho passport that is valid for at least six months beyond your date of return to Lesotho.
  • The passport should have at least two blank pages for the visa stamp.
  • Two colored photographs size must be at least 35 mm x 45 mm. The face must be square to the camera with a neutral expression, neither frowning nor smiling, with the mouth closed.
  • The photographs must be identical and taken within the last six months. They may be either black and white or color.
  • The photographs must be clear, well defined and taken against a plain white or light-colored background.
  • Proof of application processing fee.
  • Proof of sufficient funds for the duration of the trip (i.e. three months bank statements, payslips, proof of investments, etc.).
  • If you are not paying for the trip you will need a letter from the person or institution sponsoring your trip and additional documents (i.e. a copy of their passport and a bank statement proving they have sufficient funds).
  • Proof of ties to Lesotho (i.e. employment letter, or proof of businesses or assets.).
  • Copy of provisional flight booking and travel itinerary (i.e. accommodation reservations).
  • You may need to provide a medical history or proof of good health.
  • Minors (under 18) travelling alone will need a letter of authorization signed by both parents or legal guardians. 
  • For minors travelling with one parent, a letter of authorization from the non-accompanying parent or legal guardian is required.
  • If you are visiting family or travelling for business you will need an invitation letter detailing the nature of the visit, length of stay, and details of the host person or business.

Canada Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Tourist visa

100.00 (CAD)

Business visa

100.00 (CAD)

Canada Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Lesotho


Location

Address

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There is presently no Embassy of Canada in Lesotho. Applicants are therefore advised to apply at the Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Frequently Asked Questions


How safe is Canada for visit?
Canada is a very safe country to travel to. If you are planning on traveling to Canada, you should relax when it comes to safety, since the crime rates in this country are very low, even in the big cities.


What is the emergency number used in Canada?
The following are the emergency numbers used in Canada: Police - 999; Ambulance - 997; Fire - 998; Traffic police - 993. Mobile phones - 112 or 911; Non-emergency ambulance - 1777; Police hotline - 1800 255 0000; Traffic police - 6547 0000.

Can I drink the tap water in Canada?
Tap water in Canada is generally safe to drink. Although the health impact has not yet been evaluated, microplastics have also been found in most municipal tap water. To be on the safe side, it is recommended to use an easy-to-install and affordable carbon filter like TAPP.