Transit through Canada
Find out what you need to transit through Canada, how to apply for a visitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) and what to expect when you arrive in Canada.
New entry requirement now in effect
Visa-exempt foreign nationals need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an eTA.
List of countries whose citizens need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a visa to transit through Canada
What makes you eligible, how to apply, forms, fees and processing times
What makes you eligible to transit without a visa and how to participate as an airport authority or airline
How long it takes to process your application
Medical exams, police certificates, interviews, returning your documents and changing your address
Documents you need when you arrive in Canada, including specific rules for children under 18
Before you arrive
Find out what you can bring to Canada when you cross the border.
Have the right travel documents?
Before you cross the border, make sure you have all your travel documents ready.
Questions about visiting Canada?
Find quick and direct answers to your questions about visiting Canada, including how long you can stay, whether you need an eTA or a visa, and how to apply.
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