My question may look similar to another question, but it still doesn't answer my query.
I have submitted the application and still haven't been asked to pay a fee (When I completed the application, it said my total fee is 0 CAD. I'm not sure if it will change in the future.)
Also like I've said, my application has been online. So I can't figure out if I need to submit my passport physically for the transit visa.
I am a student with Indian nationality, currently living in the US.
I am travelling to India in a couple of days and I have a return flight from India to Phoenix, US with a layover in Toronto, Canada. I have learned that I need a transit visa and have applied for one. It says that the average time to process an application is 42 days.
I just want to know the complete procedure that takes place once I submit my application. I scanned all the required documents and have uploaded them while submitting my application.
Do I need to submit my passport to the nearest Canadian consulate?
Does the transit visa come by post or is it available in electronic format?
What happens if I don't have my transit visa by the time I fly and get to Canada?
Any help and clarification will be most appreciated.