I am travelling to Bangladesh in mid-may and I booked my ticket already. I am going through Toronto,Canada. So I came to know that I have to have a transit visa for that. So I have 20 days at most in my hand for that. Is that possible to get a transit visa for Canada within 20 days? Is there any way out to expedite the processing?

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    What's your citizenship and where are you applying from ? – blackbird Apr 22 '16 at 19:43
  • I am a Bangladeshi citizen and I am applying from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. – Shaikh Abdullah Al Rifat Apr 23 '16 at 23:14

Official processing times are at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/ (select Visiting -> Visitor Visa). Make sure you actually need a visa first (as opposed to, say, just an electronic travel authorization - it depends on your country of citizenship). I don't know which country you're from, but for many countries the processing times are short and certainly fit in 20 days (but remember that if you don't live in a city with a visa processing center, you also need to add courier times to deliver your passport to the center and back to you). Also, from my personal recent experience (helping with 2 visa applications in Russia), processing was much faster than what it said on the website.

  • Thank you for your detailed suggestion. I am actually a Bangladeshi citizen and I have to have a transit visa to travel through Canada. It takes 13 days to process a transit visa (according to their website). I applied online for that. Let's see if I can make it. Thanks again! – Shaikh Abdullah Al Rifat Apr 23 '16 at 23:11

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