Transit through Canada without a visa

Certain foreign nationals may be eligible to transit through Canada without a visa if they are travelling to and from the United States (U.S.) .and meet the following requirements:

  • they are citizens of Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan or Philippines; OR
  • they are citizens of China who leave from one of the following cities as last point of embarkation before arriving in Canada:
    • Beijing
    • Guangzhou
    • Shanghai
    • Hong Kong
    • Manila
    • Taipei

AND

  • They hold a passport or travel document of the country of which they are a citizen;
  • They hold a valid U.S. visa;
  • They travel on an approved airline; and
  • They transit through a participating Canadian international airport.

Determine your eligibility to transit without a visa

Find out if you are eligible to transit through Canada without a visa through the:

Participate as an airport authority or airline

Find out how you can participate as an airport authority or airline for the:

 
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