Canada visa requirements for South Africans
Travel and visa requirements
Basic Travel Requirements for South Africans visiting Canada
Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a Canadian Visa.
Canada Visa for South Africans
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||8 - 40 days||6 months|
|Student visa||8 - 40 days||6 months|
|Business visa||1 - 6 weeks||6 month|
|Official visa||8 - 40 days||Duration of Itinerary|
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Canada Visa Application Centres & Embassies in South Africa
Canadian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa 1103 Arcadia Street Private Bag X13 Hatfield Pretoria 0028 South Africa
+27 12 422 3000
5th Floor, 30 Waterkant Street, Cape Town, South Africa
What is a Canada Visa Application Center (CVAC)??
A Canada Visa Application Center is an agency established to ensure the successful submission of various clients visa application.
Who is the CVAC in South Africa??
VFS Global Ltd. is the authorized CVAC in South Africa.
Where do I submit my visa application??
Your visa application should be submitted at a Canadian Visa Application Center close to you.
What type of Visa do I require??
The suitable visa for you is dependent on the purpose of your visit to the country.
Can someone else submit the application on my behalf??
Yes, anybody can submit your visa application as long as the “use of representative” form has been filled.
My visa application and biometrics were submitted from Cape Town in July 2022. When I log in my status still shows as 'in progress'. Should I be concerned that my application has been lost and if so, what should I do ??