A Visitor Visa is an official document issued by an immigration officer that allows a foreigner from a non-visa exempt country to enter Canada on holiday (vacation), visiting family, or conducting business, etc . Visitors are restricted in length of stay and subject to various conditions. There used to be two types of visas: single entry and multiple entries. As of February 6, 2014, all visa applicants will automatically be considered for a multiple entry visa. Visitor visas can be valid for up to 10 years and the visitors stay may be extended from within Canada. Visitor-Visa-Canada The requirement for a visa also applies to temporary residents who are transiting in Canada. For more information, please see list of Countries and territories whose citizens require visas in order to enter Canada as visitors (www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp). The following aspects are main areas that an immigration officer will look into when assessing a visitor visa application. • whether you will leave Canada at the end of your stay, • whether you have enough money to support yourself and your accompanying family members in Canada, • not intend to work or study in Canada unless authorized to do so, • be law abiding and have no record of criminal activity, • not be a risk to the security of Canada, • be in good health (complete a medical examination if required) Note, if you have criminal record or medical issues, you may need to apply for a Temporary Resident Permit to overcome your inadmissibility. Get help with your visa from Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant Mary Zhang at Max Can Immigration in Markham, Canada.

Visa Policy by Country

Please note: If you are a citizen of one of the following countries, who would normally require a visa to visit Canada, and you are a permanent resident of the United States, you are likely eligible to apply for an eTA instead, to fly to Canada, or can otherwise travel to Canada by car, train or bus, without a temporary resident visa.

Afghanistan

Citizens of Afghanistan are required to apply for temporary resident visas in order to travel to Canada for tourist purposes, for business or to transit through Canada (for example on the way to the US).

Albania

Citizens of Albania are required to get visas.

Algeria

Citizens of Algeria are required to get visas.

Andorra

Citizens of Andorra are eligible to apply for Electronic Travel Authorizations (eTAs). You should apply for an eTA at the official website. There is no need to use a third party. If your eTA application is refused, you will need to apply for a temporary resident visa.

Angola

Citizens of Angola are required to get visas to come to Canada.

Anguilla

British Overseas Territories Citizens of Anguilla are not required to get visas to visit Canada if they are eligible for eTAs. Learn more about Canada's visa policy for Anguilla.

Antigua and Barbuda

Citizens of Antigua and Barbuda are not required to get temporary resident visas to Canada if they can get approved for eTAs. Learn more about Canada's visa policy for Antigua and Barbuda.

Argentina

Citizens of Argentina are eligible to apply for eTAs in lieu of visas. If your eTA application is refused, you will need to apply for a temporary resident visa to travel to Canada.

Armenia

Citizens of Armenia are required to apply for visitor visas to come to Canada for business, tourism or to transit through the country.

Aruba

Dutch citizens of Aruba should apply for eTAs, not visas, when travelling to or through Canada. Learn more about Canada's visa policy for Aruba.

Australia

Australian citizens can apply for eTAs to travel to Canada rather than visitor visas. Of course, if your eTA application is rejected, you need to apply for a visitor visa (temporary resident visa).

Austria

Austrian citizens, like other citizens of EU-member states, do not need visitors visas if they can successfully apply for the eTA.

Azerbaijan

Citizens of Azerbaijan need temporary resident visas to travel to Canada.

The Bahamas

Citizens of the Bahamas are required to apply for eTAs to travel to Canada. Learn more about Canada's visa policy for Bahamas.

Bahrain

Citizens of Bahrain are required to possess temporary resident visas before travelling to Canada for business, pleasure or merely to transit through a Canadian airport.

Barbados

Citizens of Barbados can directly apply for eTAs, rather than visas, provided they qualify for the eTA program. Learn more about Canada's visa policy for Barbados.

Belarus

Citizens of Belarus must have visitor visas to travel to Canada to transit, or for tourism or business.

Belgium

Citizens of Belgium, like other citizens of EU-member states, do not normally require visitor visas for Canada, and can apply for eTAs.

Belize

Citizens of Belize are required to apply for temporary resident visas before travelling to Canada.

Benin

A citizen of Benin must apply for a visitor visa to come to Canada.

Bermuda

British Overseas Territories Citizens of Bermuda are required to apply for eTAs before travelling to Canada by plane. If you are travelling to Canada by boat or driving through the United States - or taking the train or a bus - you will not need an eTA but you should still bring your passport.

Bhutan

It is mandatory for citizens of Bhutan to apply for and receive temporary resident visas before travelling to Canada.

Bolivia

Citizens of Bolivia must apply for visitor visas before travelling to Canada.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina are required to apply for visitor visas before travelling to Canada, regardless whether the visit is to transit or for business or tourism purposes.

Botswana

Citizens of Botswana must apply for temporary visitor visas in order to successfully travel to Canada.

Brazil

Citizens of Brazil are required to apply for temporary resident visas to travel to Canada except under the following two circumstances:
  • You received a Canadian temporary resident visa within the past ten years, traveled to Canada with the visa and returned to Brazil. In this case, you are eligible to apply for an eTA instead.
  • You currently hold a valid US non-immigrant visa. In this case, you are eligible to apply for an eTA instead.

British Virgin Islands

British Overseas Territories Citizens of the British Virgin Islands are eligible to apply for eTAs instead of visitor visas. Learn more about Canada's visa policy for the British Virgin Islands.

Brunei

Citizens of Brunei are not required to get visitor visas if they can successfully apply for the eTA.

Bulgaria

Citizens of Bulgaria may apply for an eTA in lieu of a visitor visa for the purpose of travelling to Canada.

Burkina Faso

All citizens of Burkina Faso are required to apply for temporary resident visas before travelling to Canada.

Burma (now Myanmar)

Citizens of Myanmar must apply for temporary resident visas before travelling to Canada.

Burundi

It is mandatory for citizens of Burundi wishing to travel to Canada to apply for visitor visas.

Cambodia

Citizens of Cambodia must apply for temporary resident visas.  Cameroon Citizens of Cameroon are required to apply for visitor visas to travel to Canada.

Canada

If you are in Canada as a visitor, your legal stay is usually a maximum of six months, though a shorter period of time may be indicated on the entry stamp in your passport. You must leave Canada before the required date unless you have student or worker status. If you have a valid study or work permit, you can stay in Canada, even if your temporary resident visa has expired. Your temporary resident visa is a travel document and its validity is necessary for you to travel to Canada, not to remain in Canada. If you have a valid study permit or work permit, but you have an expired visa, there is no need to renew the visa until you plan to travel outside of Canada. (There is an exception: if you are travelling to the United States by car, you do not need a valid visa to return to Canada if you have a valid work or study permit.)

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)

Citizens of Cabo Verde are required to apply for visitor visas in order to travel to Canada.

Cayman Islands

Citizens of the Cayman Islands can apply for eTAs. See Canada's visa policy for the Cayman Islands.

Central African Republic

Citizens of Central African Republic are required to apply for temporary resident visas before travelling to Canada.

Chad

Citizens of Chad must apply for visitor visas to travel to Canada.

Chile

Citizens of Chile do not require visitor visas to travel to Canada if they can successfully apply for eTAs.

China (People's Republic of China)

Citizens of China must apply for temporary resident visas for Canada.

Cook Islands

For the purpose of travelling to Canada, citizens of Cook Islands are considered citizens of New Zealand, so they are eligible to apply for eTAs.

Colombia

Citizens of Colombia are required to apply for visitor visas when travelling to Canada.

Comoros

Citizens of Comoros must apply for temporary resident visas when travelling to Canada.

Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)

Citizens of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are required to apply for visitor visas when visiting Canada.

Republic of the Congo

Citizens of the Republic of the Congo must apply for visitor visas when travelling to Canada.

Costa Rica

Citizens of Costa Rica must apply for temporary resident visas to come to Canada.

Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Citizens of Cote d'Ivoire are required to get visitor visas in order to transit through Canada, or to visit for business or pleasure.

Croatia

Citizens of Croatia should apply for eTAs in order to travel to Canada.

Cuba

Citizens of Cuba are required to apply for temporary resident visas to travel to Canada. Learn more about Canada's visa policy for Cuba.

Cyprus

Citizens of Cyprus are eligible to apply for eTAs in lieu of visitor visas.

Czechia (formerly Czech Republic)

Citizens of Czechia should apply for eTAs instead of temporary resident visas to travel to Canada.

Denmark

Citizens of Denmark are able to apply for eTAS instead of visitor visas.

Djibouti

Citizens of Djibouti must apply for visitors visas to travel to Canada.

Dominica

Citizens of Dominica must apply for temporary resident visas to travel to Canada. See Canada's visa policy for Dominica.

Dominican Republic

Citizens of the Dominican Republican are required to apply for visitor visas for Canada. See Canada's visa policy for the Dominican Republic.  

East Timor (Timor-Leste)

Citizens of Timor-Leste must apply for temporary resident visas to visit Canada.  

Ecuador

Citizens of Ecuador are required to apply for visitor visas to come to Canada.  

Egypt

Citizens of Egypt must apply for temporary resident visas to travel to Canada.  

El Salvador

Citizens of El Salvador are required to apply for visitor visas to go to Canada for business or pleasure, or even to transit through.  

Equatorial Guinea

Citizens of Equatorial Guinea must apply for temporary resident visas to visit to Canada.  

Eritrea

Citizens of Eritrea are required to apply for visitor visas to travel to Canada.  

Estonia

Citizens of Estonia need to apply for temporary resident visas to come to Canada.  

Ethiopia

Citizens of Ethiopia must apply for visitor visas to travel to Canada.  

Fiji

Citizens of Fiji are required to apply for temporary resident visas to visit Canada.  

Finland

Citizens of Finland should apply for eTAs to travel to Canada.  

France

Citizens of France can apply for eTAs to visit Canada.  

Faroe Islands

Danish Citizens of the Faroe Islands should apply for eTAs to come to Canada.  

Gabon

Citizens of Gabon are required to apply for temporary resident visas to visit Canada.  

The Gambia

Citizens of The Gambian must apply for temporary resident visas to travel to Canada.  

Georgia

Citizens of George are required to apply for temporary resident visas to visit Canada.  

Germany

Citizens of Germany, like citizens of other EU countries, are exempt from the visitor visa requirement if they are approved for eTAs.  

Ghana

Citizens of Ghana need to apply for visitor visas to travel to Canada.  

Greece

Citizens of Greece can apply for eTAs in lieu of temporary resident visas.  

Grenada

Citizens of Grenada are required to apply for visitor visas to go to Canada. Read about Canada's visa policy for Grenada.  

Guadeloupe

French citizens of Guadeloupe should apply for eTAs to visit Canada. Learn more about Canada's visa policy for Guadeloupe.   

Guatemala

Citizens of Guatemala must apply for temporary resident visas in order to come to Canada.  

Guinea

Citizens of Guinea need visitor visas to travel to Canada.  

Guinea-Bissau

Citizens of Guinea-Bissau are required to apply for temporary resident visas in order to visit Canada.  

Guyana

Citizens of Guyana must apply for visitor visas to travel to Canada for business, pleasure or to transit to another country.  

Haiti

Citizens of Haiti need to apply for temporary resident visas to come to Canada. Learn about Canada's visa policy for Haiti.  

Holy See (see Vatican City)

See Vatican City, below.  

Honduras

Citizens of Honduras are required to apply for visitor visas in order to visit Canada.  

Hungary

Citizens of Hungary should apply for eTAs in order to come to Canada by plane.  

Iceland

Citizens of Iceland can apply for eTAs so as to travel to Canada.  

India

Citizens of India must apply for temporary resident visas to travel to Canada.  

Indonesia

Citizens of Indonesia need to apply for visitor visas to come to Canada.  

Iran

Citizens of Iran are required to apply for temporary resident visas to visit Canada.    

Iraq

Citizens of Iraq must apply for visitor visas to travel to Canada.  

Ireland

Citizens of Ireland should apply for eTAs to come to Canada for business, pleasure or transit to another country.  

Israel

Citizens of Israel who hold National Israeli Passports should apply for eTAs but holders of any other Israeli travel documents must apply for temporary resident visas to come to Canada.  

Italy

As with citizens of other EU countries, citizens of Italy can apply for Electronic Travel Authorizations (eTA) to visit Canada for business, leisure or transit.  

Ivory Coast (see Côte d'Ivoire)

Citizens of Ivory coast need visas. See above.  

Jamaica

Citizens of Jamaica require visitor visas to visit Canada. Read about Canada's visa policy for Jamaica.  

Japan

Citizens of Japan can apply for eTAs to travel to Canada.  

Jordan

Citizens of Jordan must apply for temporary resident visas to come to Canada.  

Kazakhstan

Citizens of Kazakhstan need to apply for visitor visas in order to go to Canada.  

Kenya

Citizens of Kenya are required to apply for temporary resident visas to travel to Canada.  

Kiribati

Citizens of Kiribati need a visa to travel to transit through Canada.  

North Korea

Citizens of North Korea are required to apply for temporary resident visas to travel to or transit through Canada.    South Korea Citizens of South Korea do not need a visa to come to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don't need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.   

Kuwait

Citizens of Kuwait need a visa to go to Canada for leisure, business or transit purposes.

Kyrgyzstan

Citizens of Kyrgyzstan need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Laos

Citizens of Laos need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Latvia

Citizens of Latvia do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

Lebanon

Citizens of Lebanon need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Lesotho

Citizens of Lesotho need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Liberia

Citizens of Liberia need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Libya

Citizens of Libya need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Liechtenstein

Citizens of Liechtenstein do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

Lithuania

Citizens of Lithuania do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

Luxembourg

Citizens of Luxembourg do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

Republic of Macedonia

Citizens of Macedonia need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Madagascar

Citizens of Madagascar need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Malawi

Citizens of Malawi need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Malaysia

Citizens of Malaysia need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Maldives

Citizens of Maldives need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Mali

Citizens of Mali need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Malta

Citizens of Malta do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

Marshall Islands

Citizens of Marshall Islands need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Martinique

Citizens of Martinique should apply for eTAs to travel to Canada. Read about Canada's visa policy for Martinique.

Mauritania

Citizens of Mauritania need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Mauritius

Citizens of Mauritius need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Mexico

Citizens of Mexico do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

Federal States of Micronesia

Citizens of Micronesia need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Moldova

Citizens of Moldova need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Monaco

Citizens of Monaco do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

Mongolia

Citizens of Mongolia need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Montenegro

Citizens of Montenegro need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Morocco

Citizens of Morocco need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Mozambique

Citizens of Mozambique need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Myanmar (Burma)

Citizens of Myanmar or Burma need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Namibia

Citizens of Namibia need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Nauru

Citizens of Nauru need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Nepal

Citizens of Nepal need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Netherlands

Citizens of Netherlands do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Citizens of New Zealand do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

Nicaragua

Citizens of Nicaragua need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Niger

Citizens of Niger need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Nigeria

Citizens of Nigeria need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Niue

Citizens of Niue do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

Norway

Citizens of Norway do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

Oman

Citizens of Oman need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Pakistan

Citizens of Pakistan need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Palau

Citizens of Palau need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Palestine

Citizens of Palestinian Authority need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Panama

Citizens of Panama need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Papua New Guinea

Citizens of Papua New Guinea do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

Paraguay

Citizens of Paraguay need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Peru

Citizens of Peru need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Philippines

Citizens of the Philippines need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Poland

Citizens of Poland do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

Portugal

Citizens of Portugal do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

Qatar

Citizens of Qatar need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Romania

Citizens of Romania do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

Russia

Citizens of Russia need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Rwanda

Citizens of Rwanda need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Citizens of Saint Kitts and Nevis need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Saint Lucia

Citizens of Saint Lucia need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Citizens of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Samoa

Citizens of Samoa do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

San Marino

Citizens of San Marino do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

Sao Tome and Principe

Citizens of Sao Tome and Principe need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Saudi Arabia

Citizens of Saudi Arabia need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Senegal

Citizens of Senegal need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Serbia

Citizens of Serbia need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Seychelles

Citizens of Seychelles need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Sierra Leone

Citizens of Sierra Leone need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Singapore

Citizens of Singapore do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

Slovakia

Citizens of Slovakia do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

Solomon Islands

Citizens of Solomon Islands do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

Somalia

Citizens of Somalia need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

South Africa

Citizens of South Africa need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Spain

Citizens of Spain do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

Sri Lanka

Citizens of Sri Lanka need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Sudan

Citizens of Sudan need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

South Sudan

Citizens of South Sudan need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Suriname

Citizens of Suriname need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Swaziland (eSwatini)

Citizens of Swaziland need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Switzerland

Citizens of Switzerland do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

Syria

Citizens of Syria need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Taiwan

Citizens of Taiwan may or may not need a visa to travel to Canada depending on the type of passport you hold. If you hold an ordinary passport issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan that includes your personal identification number, you do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat. If you hold other passport issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan, you need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Tajikistan

Citizens of Tajikistan need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Tanzania

Citizens of Tanzania need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Thailand

Citizens of Thailand need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Togo

Citizens of Togo need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Tonga

Citizens of Tonga need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Trinidad and Tobago

Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Tunisia

Citizens of Tunisia need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Turkey

Citizens of Turkey need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Turkmenistan

Citizens of Turkmenistan need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Tuvalu

Citizens of Tuvalu need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Uganda

Citizens of Uganda need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Ukraine

Citizens of Ukraine need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

United Arab Emirates

Citizens of United Arab Emirates need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

United Kingdom

Except you are a British subject who is subject to control, you do not need a visa to go to Canada. However, you need to apply online for an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. You can apply with your passport, a credit or debit card, and a valid email address. The decision of your eTA application will be notified to you via your email address. But you don’t need a visa or eTA if you drive or arrive by train, bus or boat.

United States

Citizens of United States do not need a visa to go to Canada. 

Uruguay

Citizens of Uruguay need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Uzbekistan

Citizens of Uzbekistan need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Vanuatu

Citizens of Vanuatu need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Vatican City (Holy See)

Citizens of The Holy See (aka Vatican City) should apply for eTAs in order to travel to Canada for leisure, business or to transit through Canada.

Venezuela

Citizens of Venezuela need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Vietnam

Citizens of Vietnam need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Yemen

Citizens of Yemen need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Zaire (see Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Zambia

Citizens of Zambia need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.

Zimbabwe

Citizens of Zimbabwe need a visa to travel to or transit through Canada.  

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