I am a Canadian citizen and a citizen of a visa-exempt country. Can I still fly to Canada with my foreign passport?
Yes, you can until September 29, 2016.
However, we encourage you to get a valid Canadian passport as soon as possible.
Starting September 30, 2016, all air travellers will need to have appropriate documents to travel to Canada before they can board their flight. Canadians, including dual citizens, will need to show proof they are Canadian citizens and use the right travel documents.
Learn more about how to renew or apply for a Canadian passport.
Exception for American-Canadians:
American citizens, including American-Canadian citizens, must carry proper identification and meet the basic requirements to enter Canada. You do not need a Canadian passport, a Canadian visa or an eTA to fly to Canada if you are travelling with a valid U.S. passport.
Note: Canadian citizens (including dual citizens) cannot apply for an eTA. See Travel documents for dual Canadian citizens flying to Canada.
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