Aspiring travelers from Pakistan seeking a visitor visa to Canada now have a clearer picture of the financial requirements.
While the Canadian government considers bank statements as optional documentation for visa applications, these suggestions provide applicants with valuable insights into what may strengthen their visa applications.
The visitor visa, also known as a temporary resident visa, is a crucial document for Pakistani nationals planning to visit Canada, whether for tourism or transit.
To apply for this visa, applicants can conveniently submit their applications online, as outlined on the official website of the Canadian government.
Among the list of required documents, a machine-readable passport is a mandatory item for all visa applicants. Additionally, there is a range of supporting documents that may be deemed mandatory or optional, depending on the specific circumstances of the applicant.
One such document mentioned on the official website is the bank account statement. While not obligatory, it can be a valuable asset for visa applicants.
The bank statement serves to demonstrate the applicant’s financial capacity to support themselves during their stay in Canada. Moreover, it allows Canadian authorities to contact the applicant’s bank or financial institution if necessary.
Ideal bank statement amount
The official website does not specify a minimum balance requirement for the bank statement.
However, private companies offering assistance with visa applications have shared their recommendations.
According to these companies, the minimum closing balance should be approximately Rs1,500,000 if the applicant is traveling alone. For those planning to visit Canada with their family, a higher minimum balance of Rs2 million is suggested.
These guidelines offer visa applicants a helpful reference point when preparing their visa application packages.