Official travel services are suspended until further notice
If you need to travel urgently
- fill out the contact form
- put “urgent” in the subject field
If you’ve already applied but don’t need to travel urgently, we’ll process your application when services return to normal. Find out how you’re affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)
This section contains information for representatives of the Government of Canada and people travelling on Government of Canada-related business.
Certain countries require that visitors have an entry visa. We provide a visa service for those who are travelling on official government business.
Find out if you need a visa, how long it will take, and what forms and other requirements you need to apply. Visa requirements can change at any time, so check each time you apply. We strongly advise official travelers to consult with the foreign mission (consular section) of their country of destination.
Note: The processing time for the visa is in addition to the 15 days needed to process your official passport application. We have no control over the time it takes a foreign agency to produce a visa and cannot influence or expedite visa processing times.
Submit your visa application
If you are applying for a visa for a valid passport, consult the country’s visa requirements and send all required documentation to Official Travel with:
- the valid official passport (if it is in your possession), and
- a completed passport information billing form [PPTC 467] (PDF, 57.58 KB) along with the processing fee of C$90 per visa. Certain foreign missions may require additional fees.
If you are applying for an official passport and a visa at the same time, submit all required documentation (official passport and visa) together.
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