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Official travel – apply for a foreign visa

Official travel services are starting to resume

If you need to travel urgently

We ask for your patience as we process non-urgent applications. Find out how you may be 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.

Some countries require visitors to have an entry visa. We provide a visa service for people travelling on official government business.

If you’re applying for an official passport and a visa at the same time, submit all required documentation (official passport and visa) together.

Visa requirements

Find out if you need a visa, how long it will take, and what forms and other requirements you need to apply.

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 we can’t influence or expedite visa processing times.

Find out if you need a visa

Submit your visa application

To apply for a visa for a special or diplomatic passport

Mailing address for applicants from National Defence

DND/Official Travel section (Passports)
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0K2

Mailing address for all other applicants

OSC PPT-OT
PO Box 8790 Stn TCSC
Ottawa, ON
K1G 5K8

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