As of 2015, those who apply for a Canadian Tourist Visa must pay a fee. Online applications need to have a valid credit card to process the payment. Tourists interested in visiting Canada should verify whether they are required to obtain a visa and determine what documents are needed.
Visitors can apply for a Canadian Tourist Visa online, through the mail or in person. Those who are required to give biometrics, such as fingerprints and a photograph, as part of the visa must apply in person at a visa application center. The application fee for the visa is nonrefundable, so visitors should confirm that they are eligible for a tourist visa before they apply.