Guadeloupian Travelling To Canada? Check Your Visa Requirements

Are you a Guadeloupian chasing a business opportunity in Canada? Or perhaps thinking about visiting your parents, children, grandchildren or friends residing in Canada? You need to find out about your visa requirements.

Canada has a provision for some countries which are exempted from visa requirements. Citizens from those countries simply need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) in order to gain entry. Guadeloupe is not exempted from visa requirements hence all Guadeloupian citizens must apply for their Canadian visa before the visit.


Visa applications for Guadeloupians

All stays in Canada must be authorized with a visa. Some types of stays include tourism, business, medical, studying (for less than 6 months), visiting family and friends require a visitor visa. They should not go beyond six months. You are required to be a full Guadeloupian citizen to apply for your visa.

If traveling for business, you will require an invitation letter from your business partner in Canada, as well as a demonstration that you or they will cater for your entire stay and the return flight to Guadeloupe. If visiting parents, children or grandchildren you will require an invitation letter from them, under which they should be permanent residents or citizens of Canada.

For those going for further studies of less than 6 months an acceptance and admission letter from an authorized Canadian institution will be required. You must also demonstrate a strong will to return to Guadeloupe once your study period is over.

If you wish to extend your stay after its expiry you need to start your application process early enough, actually before your visa expires. Failure to do that, you will be considered not in compliance with your visa conditions. You can apply to restore your status, however, you need to explain why and how you overstayed your status.


Where do you make your applications?

Applications for a Canadian visa is usually done either online or at the Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. Guadeloupe does not have any of these resident Canadian government offices.

Visa applications are done at the closest Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago or Georgetown, Guyana. You can also can get consular assistance and further information from the High Commission of Canada in Port-of-Spain.

Applicants must submit a duly filled application form, a valid passport and passport sized photos. If traveling with minors, they must have a notarized authorization from any parent missing on board. You will be required to present other necessary documents depending on the purpose of your visit, that is, whether visiting family and friends going for studies, business or work. Check the Canadian Immigration portal for details about your visa applications.

Can’t wait to catch your flight to Canada? Get started with your visa application process right away!