Do I need a visa to visit Canada?
Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to Canada. This regulation becomes mandatory March 15, 2016. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. Read about the changes and how they may affect you.
Depending on your citizenship, you may need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) as of March 15, 2016 or a visa to travel to Canada.
Transport companies, such as airlines, must ensure you have proper, valid travel documents when you enter Canada. If you do not have the proper documents, including an eTA or visitor visa, you may be delayed or denied boarding.
To find out if you need an eTA or a visa
Select your country of citizenship from this country list to quickly:
- find out what you need to come to Canada, and
- get the application forms and instructions.
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