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Find out if you need a visa to travel to Canada
New applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online
At this time, if you’re applying for a visitor visa, study permit or work permit, apply online.
Due to service disruptions related to COVID-19, we are experiencing difficulties receiving and processing applications submitted by mail or in person at a VAC.
COVID-19: safety measures
Most people need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to travel to Canada – not both. Some people may only need their valid passport.
If you’re a Canadian permanent resident (PR), find out more about travelling to Canada with PR status.
Answer the questions below to find out what document you need to travel to, or transit through Canada.
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