Canada Visa Info
New entry requirement now in effect
a valid Electronic Travel Authorization,
a valid visitor visa, or
proper identification such as a passport.
Apply for Canadian Visa
Applying for a visa is a simple online process that takes just a few minutes. To apply visa, you must have a valid passport or accepted travel document, credit card, and e-mail address.
The process is completely safe and secure. You will enter basic personal information like your name, passport number, e-mail address, answer a few simple questions and submit your application.
It´s best to get your visa before you book your flight to Canada. You may not be able to fly without it.
In most cases, the visa will be granted within 72 hours of applying. Once approved, your visa is valid up to five years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.
If you get a new passport, you will need to get a new visa. With a valid visa, you can travel to Canada as often as you want for short stays (normally for up to six months at a time).
To make sure that you can board your flight to Canada, you will need to travel with the passport you used to apply for your visa as the visa is electronically linked to it. Also, you don’t have to print anything to prove that you have a visa.
Countries and territories whose citizens need a visa to travel to Canada
|Belgium||British - Citizen||British - National (Overseas)||British - Overseas Citizen||Bulgaria|
|Hong Kong SAR||Hungary||Iceland||Ireland||Israel|
|New Zealand||Norway||Papua New Guinea||Poland||Portugal|
Canadian permanent residents do not need a visa to fly to Canada, but they do need to travel with their Canadian permanent resident (PR) card or PR travel document. Otherwise, they may not be able to board their flight to Canada.
U.S. permanent residents need a visa to fly to Canada (as well as their U.S. Green Card). They do not need a visa, if entering Canada by land or sea.
Students and temporary workers from visa-required countries who received their student or work permit before August 1, 2015, and intend to travel from and return to Canada by air need a visa.