I will be travelling to Canada and I have a Canadian visa on my Indian passport. However, I got the visa while I was in Japan (at present I'm in Japan). But I want to go to India before I go to Canada. Can I do it without causing complications, as the Canadian visa was issued by Canadian consulate in Japan? Visa type is study permit.

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    Why do you think there may be complications? When does your visa expire? Do you intend to return to Japan after your trip?
    – Traveller
    Apr 19, 2018 at 11:22
  • @Traveller I was wondering if the place of issue as mentioned on Visa holds any importance as to that`s the only place from where one can come to the country of which one holds the visa?
    – Henry V
    Apr 20, 2018 at 0:03
  • Have you tried asking the Canadian consulate in Japan that issued your visa?
    – Traveller
    Apr 22, 2018 at 8:51

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Canada does not care where you were before you enter Canada, as long as you have the valid visa.

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    I tried to make this a longer answer, but I really can't think of anything else to say. Apr 19, 2018 at 13:23
  • Thanks a lot. This logically makes sense but can you reference some source - that will be quite helpful @DJClayworth
    – Henry V
    Apr 20, 2018 at 0:05
  • I don't think Canada has even considered that someone might ask this. Apr 20, 2018 at 1:24

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