Find out what documents you need to travel to Canada from Peru

Travel to Canada from Peru has some requirements to meet. It does not matter if the reason for your trip is for tourism, work or studies, in all cases without exception, the entry of Peruvians to Canada it is only allowed with a visa. And, for this you must complete your procedure at the Consulate of this country and, currently, you can do it online or on paper.

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Of course, as basic requirements, those applying for a visitor visa must have a valid document, in this case, a valid passport; They must also be in good health, they do not have to have criminal convictions, they have to demonstrate that they have work, home, financial assets or family ties, which they will bring back to their country of origin (Peru) and they also have to demonstrate that they have enough money to support your visit.

According to the case, a medical exam and invitation letter may be required from someone who lives in Canada.


In case your trip to Canada is to know the tourist attractions that this country has, you must apply to the temporary resident visa (TRV)

To obtain this document you must pay 100 Canadian dollars and its processing will depend on the time taken by the consulate to evaluate your application.


If your profession is not in the that the Government of Canada manages to exempt from this type of authorization, you will need and must process your work permit.

To do this, in addition to meeting the eligibility requirements that are required for the delivery of a TRV, your employer must also have completed all the requirements that allow you to apply for your work permit.

Additionally, and while they exist travel restrictions due to COVID-19, the applicant must also have a valid job offer. If your work permit application is approved, the Canadian authorities will “automatically” issue you a visitor visa.

When you arrive in Canada you must bring your cover letter that says that your application or work permit is approved and your valid passport with your visitor visa pasted on one of its pages.


If your trip to Canada is as an international student, you will not be able to travel if you do not have a study permit and the name of your designated learning institution (DLI) is not on the list of approved institutions.

According to the Government of Canada, a study permit (like a work permit) is not a visa and if your application for a study permit is approved, they will automatically send you your visitor visa or TVR so that you can travel and enter Canada.

The TRV is valid for up to 10 years, but can be issued for single or multiple entries to Canada and is placed in the passport to show that the person meets the requirements to be admitted to Canada as a temporary resident (visitor, student or worker ).


Most visitors can stay up to six months in Canada, but the point of entry, the border services officer may allow you to stay for less or more than six months. And the date you must leave the country will be placed on your passport.

Sometimes they can give you a document, called a visitor record, that will show the date you need to leave.

But, if you don’t get a stamp on your passport, you can stay for six months from the day you entered Canada or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. If you need the stamp, you can request it from the border services officer.


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