Visas & Passports
All visitors to Canada (including residents of North America) must:
- Have a passport
- If you are a resident of the United States and need to apply for or renew your passport, please visit the U.S. State Department's Web site for instructions.
- Be in good health
- Satisfy an immigration officer that you have ties, such as a job, home, and family that will take you back to your country of origin
- Satisfy an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit
- Have enough financial support for the duration of your stay
- The amount of money needed can vary depending on the circumstances of your visit. The following will be taken into consideration: length of stay, and whether you will stay in a hotel or with friends. For more information, visit the Canadian visa office in your country or region.
You may also need:
- Temporary Resident Visa, depending on your citizenship (see “Visas and Exemptions” below)
- Medical examination
- Letter of invitation
Transport companies, such as airlines, must ensure you have proper, valid travel documents when you enter Canada. If you do not have the proper documents, you may be delayed or denied entrance into the country.