Last Updated on February 27, 2024 by Tayyaba Shafqat

Canada’s North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) allows citizens of Canada, the United States, and Mexico to travel to each other’s countries without a visa. However, if you are Bulgarian and want to move to Canada and live there permanently as an immigrant, you must first obtain a Canadian visa.

Who should apply?

If you are a Bulgarian citizen and live in another country, you may need to apply for a Canadian visa to visit, study or work in Canada. If you are already living legally in Canada, you may still have to apply for a new Canadian visa once your permanent resident status expires. You can apply until your old Canadian visa has expired or been revoked by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). A new visa will be issued before your current term expires so that your legal status is not hampered. If the CIC believes that an applicant no longer meets Canadian immigration requirements, they may reject their application and remove their current status from Canada.

Initiate the application process

When applying for a Canadian visa as a Bulgarian citizen, you must first complete an online profile on one of the Canadian immigration websites. Profiles collect information about you and your family members and partners that must be submitted when you apply for permanent residency in Canada. It is also important to include all your relations with Bulgaria so that immigration officials can make sure there is no reason why Canada will not accept your application. Once completed, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to proceed with your application. If there is a delay in completing these steps, it may affect the way immigration officials begin processing your application – one of many reasons why it is so important to fill out these forms correctly and on time.

How long will it take?

Immigrating to Canada is generally easier than in other countries – the process of applying for a visa usually takes only six months, but sometimes it can take longer. If you are approved, you will receive permanent resident status and will be able to apply for Canadian citizenship even after three years. That said, Canada tends to have stricter criteria for certain types of visas; If you fall outside of these guidelines, your case may take longer. Canada visa for Bulgarian citizens

Interview process – what to expect

Canada has three main types of visas that allow foreigners to work in Canada: work permits, work and study permits, and provincial nominations. In all cases, you must show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family members who came to Canada with you, along with job offers. If you can show that you are integrated into Canadian society, it is possible to get your own permanent residence (Canada Green Card) through either of these visas. The number of immigrants accepted in any given year depends on the needs of the Canadian population at that time. For example, when there is a shortage of workers in certain industries, more people may be allowed to enter Canada; When fewer immigrants are admitted during low unemployment.

When can I go to Canada?

You can apply for Canadian permanent residence after you have lived in Canada as a temporary resident or protected person or otherwise meet all eligibility requirements. If you are married to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, your application will be processed more quickly. Learn more about these and other benefits of marrying a Canadian citizen. There are also many ways to get citizenship for which you do not need to be sponsored by your partner. Find out if you qualify today! Canada Visa for US Green Card Holders

After coming to Canada

You must decide whether you want to return to Bulgaria after your stay or look for a Canadian permanent residency. Canada allows US Green Cards (Permanent Resident Cards) and other eligible non-citizens to apply for PR once they arrive in Canada. If you do not plan to return home, you can live and work in Canada indefinitely, but you must renew it before your PR card expires অন্য otherwise, you cannot legally reside in Canada. For more information on applying for PR after arriving in Canada, see our guide: How to apply for a permanent resident card in Canada.