Visit Canada

Find out what document you need to travel, visit family and friends, do business, or transit through Canada, and how to extend your stay.

The Government of Canada will perform updates to its online system from 3:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. ET on October 24, 2017. The eTA application form will not be available at that time. We apologize for the inconvenience. To apply for an eTA, please return after 5:30 a.m. ET on October 24.

Services and information

Find out if you need a visa

Answer a few questions to find out if you need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to visit or transit through Canada

Visit your children or grandchildren

Find out if you’re eligible and how to apply for a visa that lets you stay with family in Canada for up to two years at a time

Stay in Canada longer

Visitors, students and workers who want to extend their stay (temporary resident status) in Canada

Get border information for visitors

Travel tips, what happens at the border, and prohibited or restricted goods

Canadian attractions, events and experiences

Free admission in 2017 to Canada’s national parks and historic sites! Discover Canada's museums and enjoy unforgettable experiences

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