Find out if you need a visa

Citizens of certain countries and territories need a visa to visit or transit Canada. Please note: If you hold an alien's passport or you are stateless, you need a visa to visit or transit in Canada.

Country: United States citizens and permanent residents

You do not need a visa to visit or transit in Canada if you are 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.

Carry proper travel documents and identification

While you may not need a visa to visit or transit Canada, you still need to:

  • Show an immigration officer that you satisfy all other requirements to enter Canada. For instance, you may need a medical exam before arriving. If you do not meet all the requirements, you may not be allowed to enter.
  • Carry proper travel documents and identification for yourself and any children travelling with you. Visit the Canada Border Services Agency website for more information.

To find out what else you may need to know before you come to Canada, See Arriving in Canada.

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