How do I get a Canadian Visa as a German or French citizen? If you are either a German or French citizen, and you would like to travel to Canada for tourism, business, education, or work purposes, there are several different ways you can go about applying for your Canadian visa. There are differences between German and French citizens in this regard, so be sure to check which route will work best for you before applying (more information on this below). This guide will walk you through the steps of how to apply for your Canadian visa as a German or French citizen and answer any questions you may have along the way.
The first step
You must first obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before you can travel to Canada. This authorization allows Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officials to screen travelers entering Canada prior to arrival and allow people from visa-exempt countries, like Germany and France, expedited entry into our country. Once you have successfully obtained your eTA, you are now eligible for a Canadian visa! However, there is still more work that needs to be done on your end; in order to complete your application properly, it’s important that you have all of your documents organized. Canadian Visa for French Citizens
Canadian visa requirements vary depending on which country you’re from. If you’re a Canadian citizen, however, there are certain documents required in order to apply for visas. These include your proof of identity and citizenship, proof of address, your passport, and any applicable medical records. Be sure to check with your local embassy if you have any questions or concerns. The easiest way to do so is online via their website.
Get your documents translated into English
Many countries will require that your application documents be translated into English. The most common documents translated are birth certificates, passports, marriage licenses, and diplomas. However, you may also have to have other documents translated depending on your situation. Before you start collecting your documents, contact us to find out which ones need translation and how much it will cost you. We can even help arrange translations if necessary. Depending on where you’re from and where you want to move, we can give you general information about whether it’s easier for Germans or French citizens to get visas in Canada (or anywhere else in North America). Also, note that our company does not offer legal advice; please consult with an immigration lawyer about your specific situation before starting any visa application process.
How long does it take?
If you’re not a dual citizen, it can be difficult to get approved for Canadian permanent residency. There are some alternative options, however. If you have strong business ties with Canada and/or close family ties there, your case may fall under NAFTA’s Investor-Expression category. If you’re in sales and represent a company that has offices in Canada, you may qualify under NAFTA’s Trader-Investor category. And if your job requires frequent travel between Canada and another country — say, back and forth between France and Canada — but doesn’t give you a physical presence in Canada itself, you might qualify for NAFTA’s Canadian Business Traveler category. Canadian Visa for German Citizens
What are your chances?
If you’re looking at moving to Canada, it’s pretty likely that you know someone who has done it—or even that you have. With so many people immigrating there every year, more than 250,000 in 2016 alone (according to Statistics Canada), we can assume that your chances of landing a Canadian visa are pretty good. Of course, depending on where in Germany and France you hail from will affect what kind of visa options are available to you. Citizens of both countries will find themselves with different immigration options; for example, if you’re from France and want an expedited process through Express Entry (which lets individuals live and work temporarily in Canada while waiting for permanent residence), then moving somewhere like Alberta may be your best bet.