Countries and territories where visas are required

Citizens of certain countries and territories need a visa to visit or transit Canada. Please note: Holders of Alien’s passport and Stateless individuals require a visa to visit or transit in Canada.

Visa Exemptions

Countries and territories whose citizens need a visa

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burma (Myanmar)
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon, Republic of
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
  • Congo, Republic of
  • Costa Rica, Republic of
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • East Timor
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel - holders of valid Israeli “Travel Document in lieu of National Passport”
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, North
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Lithuania - holders of non-biometric passports only
  • Macao Special Administrative Region
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives Islands
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia, Fed. States
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Authority
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland - holders of non-biometric passports only
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tomé e Principe
  • Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines (St. Vincent)
  • Sudan
  • Surinam
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan - without an ordinary passport issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan that includes their personal identification
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Countries and territories whose citizens do not need a visa (visa exemptions)

  • Andorra
  • Anguilla Footnote 1
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda Footnote 1
  • British citizens and British overseas citizens - A British citizen or a British overseas citizen who is re-admissible to the United Kingdom.
  • British overseas territories, citizens of - A citizen of a British overseas territory who derives their citizenship through birth, descent, registration or naturalization in one of the British overseas territories of Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, St. Helena or the Turks and Caicos Islands.
  • British National (Overseas) - holder of a British National (Overseas) passport issued by the United Kingdom to persons born, naturalized or registered in Hong Kong.
  • British Subjects - holder of a British Subject passport issued by the United Kingdom which contains the observation that the holder has the right of abode in the United Kingdom.
  • British Virgin Islands Footnote 1
  • Brunei
  • Cayman Islands Footnote 1
  • Chile
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands Footnote 1
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar Footnote 1
  • Greece
  • Holy See - holder of a passport or travel document issued by the Holy See.
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region - holder of a valid and subsisting Special Administrative Region passport issued by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel - holders of national Israeli passport
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Latvia, Republic of
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania - holders of a biometric passport (e-passport) issued by Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Montserrat Footnote 1
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Pitcairn Footnote 1
  • Poland - holders of a biometric passport (e-passport) issued by Poland
  • Portugal
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Spain
  • St. Helena Footnote 1
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan - holders of the ordinary passport issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan that includes their personal identification number
  • Turks and Caicos Islands Footnote 1
  • United States citizens and permanent residents - A United States citizen or a person lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence who is in possession of their alien registration card (Green card) or can provide other evidence of permanent residence.

Footnotes

Footnote 1

A citizen of this British overseas territory who derives their citizenship through birth, descent, registration or naturalization.

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