Applying for a Canada Visa as a Bulgarian Citizen

Applying for a Canada Visa as a Bulgarian Citizen

Canada’s North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) allows citizens of Canada, the United States, and Mexico to travel to each other’s countries without a visa. However, if you are Bulgarian and want to move to Canada and live there permanently as an immigrant, you will have to obtain a Canadian visa first. Here’s how to do it, step by step…

Who Needs to Apply?

If you’re a citizen of Bulgaria and are living in another country, you may need to apply for a Canada visa to visit, study or work in Canada. If you’re already legally living in Canada, you may still need to apply for a new Canadian visa if your permanent resident status has expired. You can apply as long as your old Canadian visa has not expired or been revoked by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). A new visa will be issued before your current one expires so that there is no interruption in your legal status. If CIC believes that an applicant no longer meets Canada’s immigration requirements, then they could refuse their application and remove their current status from Canada.

Getting Started with the Application Process

When applying for a Canada visa as a Bulgarian citizen, you must first complete an online profile on one of Canada’s immigration websites. The profiles collect information about you and your family members and partner to be submitted when you apply for permanent residence in Canada. It is also important to include all of your ties to Bulgaria so that immigration officials can confirm there are no reasons why Canada should not accept your application. Once completed, you will receive an email with further instructions about how to continue with your application. If there are any delays in completing these steps, it could impact when immigration officials will begin processing your application—one of many reasons why it is so important to complete these forms correctly and on time.

How Long Does it Take?

Canada is generally easier to immigrate to than most other countries—the process of applying for a visa usually only takes about six months, but it can sometimes take longer. If you’re approved, you’ll get permanent resident status and may even be able to apply for Canadian citizenship after three years. That said, Canada tends to have strict standards for certain types of visas; if you fall outside those guidelines, your case could take much longer. Canada Visa for Bulgarian Citizens

The Interview Process – What to Expect

Canada has three main types of visas that allow foreigners to work in Canada: work permits, work and study permits, and provincial nominations. In all cases, you must show that you have enough money to support yourself and any family members who are coming with you to Canada, along with an offer of employment. It’s possible to get your own permanent residence (Canada green card) through any of these visas if you can show that you have integrated into Canadian society. The number of immigrants accepted in any given year depends on Canada’s population needs at the time. For example, when there is a shortage of workers in certain industries, more people may be allowed into Canada; while during times of low unemployment fewer immigrants are admitted.

When Can I Move to Canada?

You can apply for Canadian permanent residence after you have lived in Canada as a temporary resident or protected person, or have otherwise met all eligibility requirements. If you’re married to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, then your application will be processed more quickly. Learn more about these and other benefits of being married to a Canadian citizen. There are also many paths to obtaining citizenship that doesn’t require you to be sponsored by your partner. Find out if you are eligible today! Canada Visa for US Green Card Holders

After Arrival in Canada

You’ll have to decide whether you want to return to Bulgaria after your stay or seek Canadian permanent residency. Canada allows people who hold US Green Cards (permanent resident cards) and other eligible non-citizens to apply for their PR after arriving in Canada. If you don’t plan on returning home, you can live and work in Canada indefinitely, but you’ll still need to renew your PR card before it expires—otherwise, you won’t be able to stay in Canada legally. For more information on applying for a PR after arrival in Canada, see our guide: How To Apply For A Permanent Residence Card In Canada.

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