I am a Canadian citizen and a citizen of another country. Can I still fly to Canada with my non-Canadian passport?
No. All air travellers 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.
If you are from a visa-exempt country, you will need to travel with a valid Canadian passport.
If you are from a visa-required country, you must travel with your valid Canadian passport.
See Dual Canadian citizens need a Canadian passport.
Flying in a few days or at the airport without a Canadian passport?
You can apply for a special authorization that, if approved, will allow you to board your flight with your valid non-Canadian passport.
This special authorization is available until January 31, 2017. See Dual Canadian citizens need a Canadian passport.
For future travel, make sure to travel with a Canadian passport. Apply soon. It can take time to get 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.
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