Applying for a Canada Visa as a New Zealand or Italian Citizen

One of the best things about living in Canada is that it’s a country that welcomes people from all walks of life to call it home. If you’re a proud citizen of another country, however, there are some hoops you need to jump through before you can live in Canada legally, whether it’s for short-term or long-term purposes, full-time or part-time. This guide will help explain the process of applying for a Canada Visa for Italian Citizens or New Zealand citizens and let you know what you can expect when you do.

What are the requirements for Italian citizens?

Before applying, you must ensure that you meet all of Canada’s visa requirements. If you do not, then your application will be refused. To help prevent refusal and delay in processing your application, please follow these guidelines closely. Citizens of Italy who would like to apply for a Canada Visa must

What are the requirements for a New Zealand citizen?

There are two basic requirements you’ll need to satisfy in order to get your Canada visa. You’ll need a personal letter of invitation from someone living in Canada, and you’ll need proof that you have sufficient funds to support yourself during your time in Canada. Both of these requirements can be met through an application process with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). To learn more about what you’ll need to apply, check out CIC’s Find if you’re eligible page. And remember: Being able to prove that you have sufficient funds is one thing—actually having those funds is another. That’s why it’s usually best to get started on an application well before your intended departure date, even if it feels like there’s still time. Canada Visa for New Zealand Citizens

What happens after I submit my application?

After you have submitted your application, we will send it to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) where your fingerprints will be taken. After that, IRCC will either issue you an approval letter in approximately four weeks’ time or begin processing your application. They might request additional documents and/or interview you. Once all information has been processed and approved by IRCC and no further delays are expected, IRCC will send us an approval letter. We’ll then notify you of your approval via email with instructions on how to apply for a visa. If IRCC denies your application because of certain factors like criminal convictions or previous immigration violations, they’ll also notify us of their decision and provide details on how to file an appeal.

What if I don’t have all of the documents needed?

If you’re already in Canada, you can apply while in Canada by visiting one of our Application Support Centers located across Canada. In some cases, it may be quicker to apply at an application center instead of waiting to submit your application by mail. We encourage applicants who are already in Canada and eligible to apply while they are here. If you choose to stay in Canada during the processing of your application, you will not have access to a Case Manager but if you need assistance we offer assistance through our Call Centre from 8:00 am-midnight (EST) seven days per week at 1-888-242-2100. You can also visit our website for additional information about applying from within Canada.

Am I eligible to apply while in Canada?

If you are an eligible foreign national who is currently in Canada, you may apply online at You will need to provide your name, email address, country of citizenship, and whether you have been asked to leave any country during your last five years of residence. You will then be required to pay by credit card and an authorization form will be displayed on the screen. Review and submit.

What are typical processing times?

Processing times vary depending on whether you apply online, by mail, in person, or via a third-party representative. If you apply online using Express Entry, it usually takes about six months to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) to Canada. You must have good English-language skills and pass medical and security screening tests before applying through Express Entry. It’s also worth noting that processing times can increase if there are staffing issues at immigration authorities. For example, if your application contains a lot of errors and has to be sent back multiple times for corrections, it can extend how long it takes for your application to be processed—sometimes significantly so.

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