Canadians who are not Canadian citizens sometimes have difficulty getting a Visa to Canada. This can be a problem for those who are visiting and working or those moving to Canada for the first time. In this article, learn about the differences between a Canadian Visa for British Citizens, and for Swedish Citizens.
What is a Canada Visa?
A Canada visa is a Canadian immigration document that allows a foreign national to stay in Canada for a specific period of time. CANADA VISA FOR BRITISH CITIZENS
To be eligible for a Canada visa, you must be:
-A citizen of one of the countries that has a visa agreement with Canada (listed below).
-Possess a valid passport from one of the countries listed below.
-Be able to demonstrate that you have enough money to support yourself while in Canada.
-Have no criminal convictions that would prevent you from travelling to or residing in Canada.
Canadian Immigration Regulations
The Canadian Immigration Regulations state that a Canada visa is required for citizens of the United Kingdom, but not for citizens of Sweden. The regulations also state that a visitor who is not a citizen of either the United Kingdom or Sweden must have a valid passport and visa from their country of residence. Additionally, visitors who are not citizens of either the United Kingdom or Sweden must also have a round-trip air ticket to Canada and sufficient funds to support themselves while in Canada. CANADA VISA FOR SWEDISH CITIZENS
Requirements for British Citizens to Apply for a Canada Visa
To apply for a Canada visa, British citizens must satisfy the following requirements:
-Be a resident of the United Kingdom
-Have a valid passport from your country of residence
-Be in good health and have no serious criminal history
-Not be a threat to national security or public policy
Requirements for Swedes to Apply for a Canada Visa
To apply for a Canada visa, you will need to meet the following requirements:
-Be a citizen of one of the countries that are part of the European Union or Switzerland
-Have been permanently resident in Canada for at least six months
-Be able to demonstrate that you will not become a public charge when living in Canada
-Have sufficient funds to support yourself while living in Canada
-Have no criminal record in your country of origin or in Canada
-Meet health and security requirements
If you’re a British citizen and you want to travel to Canada, you will need a visa. If you’re a Swedish citizen and you want to travel to Canada, however, you won’t need a visa. This is because Sweden and Canada have an agreement called the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). Under CETA, citizens of both countries are able to move freely between each other’s territory without needing a visa. So if you’re a British citizen who wants to visit family in Sweden, all you need is your passport!