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Essential Documents for Traveling to Canada from India after getting Visa: Your Comprehensive Guide

Congratulations on receiving your Canadian visa! Now that you have secured the visa, it's essential to ensure you have all the necessary documents in order before you immigrate to Canada. Here are some essential documents you should have with you when immigrating to Canada from India:

  1. Valid Passport: Your valid passport is the primary identification document required for immigration to Canada.

  2. Canadian Visa or Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR): Carry your Canadian visa or COPR, which confirms your permanent resident status in Canada.

  3. Travel Itinerary: Have your travel itinerary ready, including flight details and any connecting flights if applicable.

  4. Proof of Funds: Ensure you have the required funds to support yourself and your family (if applicable) during your initial settlement period in Canada. This could include bank statements, investment documents, or any other proof of financial resources.

  5. DL extract: If you have a driving license in India, get DL extract which can help to get Canadian license sooner. More details can be found here

  6. Medical Examination Results: If you underwent a medical examination as part of the visa application process, carry the medical examination results with you.

  7. Police Clearance Certificates: Carry all police clearance certificates required for your immigration application.

  8. Education and Work Experience Documents: Bring original copies of your educational certificates, transcripts, and work experience letters to validate your qualifications and professional background.

  9. Language Proficiency Test Results: If required for your immigration category, bring the results of language proficiency tests like IELTS, TOEFL, or CELPIP.

  10. Marriage and Family Documents (if applicable): If you are immigrating with family members, bring all relevant marriage certificates and birth certificates of your children.

  11. Job Offer Letter (if applicable): If you have a job offer in Canada, carry the job offer letter with you.

  12. Passport-Sized Photographs: Bring several passport-sized photographs as they may be required for various administrative purposes in Canada.

  13. Health Insurance Documents: Consider obtaining health insurance coverage for yourself and your family before traveling to Canada.

  14. Address and Contact Details: Carry the address and contact details of your accommodation in Canada and the person or organization who will be receiving you.

  15. Important Contacts: Have the contact information for the nearest Indian consulate or embassy in Canada, as well as any friends or relatives you may have in the country.

  16. Other Personal and Legal Documents: Carry any other personal or legal documents that may be relevant for your settlement in Canada.

Remember to keep all these documents safe and organized in a travel folder or a waterproof bag during your journey. It's a good idea to make photocopies or digital scans of all essential documents as a backup.


Safe travels, and best of luck with your new life in Canada!

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