Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, need a valid Canadian passport. American-Canadians can travel with a valid Canadian or U.S. passport.
Canadian permanent residents need a valid permanent resident card or permanent resident travel document.
U.S. citizens must carry proper identification such as a valid U.S. passport.
As of April 26, 2022, lawful permanent residents of the United States must show these documents for all methods of travel to Canada:
Passport holders of the following countries are exempted from obtaining a Visa to travel to Canada and must apply instead for the eTA Canada Visa. However, these travellers do not need an eTA if entering by land or sea – for instance driving from the U.S. or coming by bus, train, or boat, including cruise ship.
The following travellers need a visa to come to Canada in all situations whether they are coming by plane, car, bus, train, or cruise ship.
Check the steps to apply for a Canada Visitor Visa.
If you’re a worker or student, you must also meet Canada’s entry requirements. A work permit or study permit is not a visa. In most cases, you’ll also need a valid visitor visa or eTA to enter Canada.
You will automatically be issued a Canada visa or Canada eTA if you need one and after you application is approved. When you travel to Canada make sure you have:
If belong to a visa-required country, make sure that your visitor visa is still valid if you choose to leave Canada and re-enter.
If you need an eTA and you are flying to a Canadian airport, make sure you travel with the passport that’s electronically linked to your eTA Canada Visa.
You must travel with your valid study or work permit, a valid passport and travel document.
If you’re eligible to work or study without a permit, you’re considered a visitor to Canada. You must meet the entry requirements for travellers from your country of citizenship.
If you’re the parent or grandparent of a Canadian permanent resident or citizen, you may be eligible for a Canada super visa. A super visa lets you visit Canada for up to 2 years at a time. It’s a multi-entry visa that is valid for a period up to 10 years.
Check your eligibility for eTA Canada Visa and apply for eTA Canada Visa 72 hours in advance of your flight. British citizens, Italian citizens, Spanish citizens, and Israeli citizens can apply online for eTA Canada Visa. Should you need any help or require any clarifications you should contact our helpdesk for support and guidance.