Find out if you need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a visitor visa
Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and foreign nationals with a valid visa.
Note: U.S. citizens do not need an eTA or a visa. However, proper identification must be presented at the border.
Find out if you need an eTA or a visitor visa
Carry proper travel documents and identification
You must also make sure that you:
- Carry proper travel documents and identification for yourself and any children travelling with you.
- Demonstrate to an immigration officer that you satisfy all other requirements to enter Canada. If you do not meet all the requirements, you may not be allowed to enter.
To find out what else you may need to know before you come to Canada, see Arriving in Canada.
Visit your children or grandchildren
- Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents have a new option for visiting Canada
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