Applying for a Canadian Visa as a Swedish or Colombian Citizen

If you’re a Swedish or Colombian citizen and you’re looking to apply for permanent residency in Canadian, there are several visas that may be available to you, depending on your situation. Each type of visa has its own set of requirements; it’s important to have an experienced immigration lawyer look over your file before applying, as the incorrect application can lead to delays and denials which could negatively impact your future in Canada, and even result in the loss of all your application fees. Consult an experienced immigration lawyer today to learn more about the Canadian visas that may be available to you as either a Swedish or Colombian citizen.

Becoming eligible

If you’re from Sweden and want to live in Canada, you must be eligible to apply. Some Canadians might think they need to get in touch with their grandparents who left Canada decades ago, but it’s actually not that simple. It’s possible some of your relatives can help, but you might need more than one family member. If your relatives have Canadian citizenship through birth or naturalization, they may sponsor your application directly; if not, they may be able to offer financial support instead. You may also qualify if you have an existing relationship with a Canadian citizen (including civil union partners) or permanent resident—but these connections must pass several tests before they can act as sponsors on your behalf. Canadian Visa for Colombia Citizens

The application process

If you’re applying to immigrate to Canada, you must undergo a medical examination. If necessary, your doctor will refer you to an authorized center. When you arrive at that center, a nurse will take your blood pressure and pulse and check your vision. If everything checks out okay, he or she will give you written authorization to move on with your application process. You’ll also need photos taken of yourself that meet specific specifications—see section 4.10 of IRPA regulations for more information. The photo session is quick and painless: A technician will direct you where to stand; after that, it’s all automated.

The costs associated with applying for a visa

Applying for a visa to Canada can be done in two ways: either at an embassy or consulate (known as an off-shore application) or through Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). The costs of applying off-shore are generally greater than if you apply through CIC. The process of obtaining your visa with CIC is also significantly faster. If you are approved, you will receive your documents within 10 business days. However, there is no guarantee that your application will be accepted; it all depends on how competitive Canada’s immigration targets are at that time. Your Canadian visa application will almost certainly require supporting documentation – some applicants are required to provide additional information during their interview and others have to wait and have their medical exams completed before receiving their documents.

Time frame

If you’re applying for an eTA, visa, or another document from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), it’s important to provide all of your information. All applications must include your full name; date of birth; citizenship status; contact information (e-mail address, postal address); occupation; travel plans while in Canada (if applicable); and biometric identifiers like fingerprints. For example, if you are applying for an eTA—an electronic travel authorization used by visa-exempt foreign nationals to enter Canada—you must also pay a processing fee online through a secure payment service provider. An immigration consultant can help you compile all necessary forms, guides, and instructions so that you have all your documentation ready before submitting any application. Canadian Visa for Swedish Citizens

Tips before applying for a visa

The purpose of your trip to Canada will dictate which type of Canadian visa you apply for. Whether you’re planning on visiting, studying, working, or immigrating, it is important to determine which visa type is right for you. Before applying, review our Know Before You Go guide and make sure that you have all documents and information ready in order to avoid delays with your application. While every situation is different, here are some general tips