Canada is a land of stunning natural beauty and picturesque landscapes. A visit to Canada is the perfect opportunity to experience all that this magnificent country has to offer. From the cosmopolitan cities of Toronto and Vancouver, to the majestic Rocky Mountains, Canada has something for everyone. So what are you waiting for?

Do I need an ETA or a TRV?

CountryDocument / Authorization Required
AfghanistanTemporary Resident Visa
AlbaniaTemporary Resident Visa
AlgeriaTemporary Resident Visa
AndorraElectronic Travel Authorization
AngolaTemporary Resident Visa
AnguillaElectronic Travel Authorization
Antigua & BarbudaTemporary Resident Visa
ArgentinaTemporary Resident Visa
ArmeniaTemporary Resident Visa
AustraliaElectronic Travel Authorization
AustriaElectronic Travel Authorization
AzerbaijanTemporary Resident Visa
BahamasElectronic Travel Authorization
BahrainTemporary Resident Visa
BangladeshTemporary Resident Visa
BarbadosElectronic Travel Authorization
BelarusTemporary Resident Visa
BelgiumElectronic Travel Authorization
BelizeTemporary Resident Visa
BeninTemporary Resident Visa
BermudaElectronic Travel Authorization
BhutanTemporary Resident Visa
BoliviaTemporary Resident Visa
Bosnia-HerzegovinaTemporary Resident Visa
BotswanaTemporary Resident Visa
Brazil*
BruneiElectronic Travel Authorization
BulgariaElectronic Travel Authorization
Burkina FasoTemporary Resident Visa
BurundiTemporary Resident Visa
CambodiaTemporary Resident Visa
CameroonTemporary Resident Visa
Cape VerdeTemporary Resident Visa
Central African RepublicTemporary Resident Visa
ChadTemporary Resident Visa
ChileElectronic Travel Authorization
ChinaTemporary Resident Visa
ColombiaTemporary Resident Visa
ComorosTemporary Resident Visa
Congo, Democratic RepublicTemporary Resident Visa
Congo, Republic ofTemporary Resident Visa
Costa RicaTemporary Resident Visa
CroatiaElectronic Travel Authorization
CubaTemporary Resident Visa
CyprusElectronic Travel Authorization
Czech RepublicElectronic Travel Authorization
DenmarkElectronic Travel Authorization
DjiboutiTemporary Resident Visa
DominicaTemporary Resident Visa
Dominican RepublicTemporary Resident Visa
EcuadorTemporary Resident Visa
EgyptTemporary Resident Visa
El SalvadorTemporary Resident Visa
Equatorial GuineaTemporary Resident Visa
EritreaTemporary Resident Visa
EstoniaElectronic Travel Authorization
EthiopiaTemporary Resident Visa
FijiTemporary Resident Visa
FinlandElectronic Travel Authorization
FranceElectronic Travel Authorization
GabonTemporary Resident Visa
GambiaTemporary Resident Visa
GeorgiaTemporary Resident Visa
GermanyElectronic Travel Authorization
GhanaTemporary Resident Visa
GreeceElectronic Travel Authorization
GrenadaTemporary Resident Visa
GuatemalaTemporary Resident Visa
GuineaTemporary Resident Visa
GuyanaTemporary Resident Visa
HaitiTemporary Resident Visa
HondurasTemporary Resident Visa
HungaryElectronic Travel Authorization
IcelandElectronic Travel Authorization
IndiaTemporary Resident Visa
IndonesiaTemporary Resident Visa
IranTemporary Resident Visa
IraqTemporary Resident Visa
IrelandElectronic Travel Authorization
Israel (passport holders)Electronic Travel Authorization
Israel (holders of travel document in lieu of passport)Temporary Resident Visa
ItalyElectronic Travel Authorization
Ivory CoastTemporary Resident Visa
JamaicaTemporary Resident Visa
JapanElectronic Travel Authorization
JordanTemporary Resident Visa
KazakhstanTemporary Resident Visa
KenyaTemporary Resident Visa
KiribatiTemporary Resident Visa
Korea, NorthTemporary Resident Visa
Korea, SouthElectronic Travel Authorization
KosovoTemporary Resident Visa
KuwaitTemporary Resident Visa
KyrgyzstanTemporary Resident Visa
LaosTemporary Resident Visa
LatviaElectronic Travel Authorization
LebanonTemporary Resident Visa
LesothoTemporary Resident Visa
LiberiaTemporary Resident Visa
LibyaTemporary Resident Visa
LiechtensteinElectronic Travel Authorization
LithuaniaElectronic Travel Authorization
LuxembourgElectronic Travel Authorization
MacaoTemporary Resident Visa
MacedoniaTemporary Resident Visa
MadagascarTemporary Resident Visa
MalawiTemporary Resident Visa
MalaysiaTemporary Resident Visa
MaldivesTemporary Resident Visa
MaliTemporary Resident Visa
MaltaElectronic Travel Authorization
MauritaniaTemporary Resident Visa
MauritiusTemporary Resident Visa
MexicoElectronic Travel Authorization
MoldovaTemporary Resident Visa
MonacoElectronic Travel Authorization
MongoliaTemporary Resident Visa
MontenegroTemporary Resident Visa
MoroccoTemporary Resident Visa
MozambiqueTemporary Resident Visa
MyanmarTemporary Resident Visa
NamibiaTemporary Resident Visa
NepalTemporary Resident Visa
NetherlandsElectronic Travel Authorization
New ZealandElectronic Travel Authorization
NicaraguaTemporary Resident Visa
NigerTemporary Resident Visa
NigeriaTemporary Resident Visa
NorwayElectronic Travel Authorization
OmanTemporary Resident Visa
PakistanTemporary Resident Visa
PalauTemporary Resident Visa
PanamaTemporary Resident Visa
ParaguayTemporary Resident Visa
PeruTemporary Resident Visa
PhilippinesTemporary Resident Visa
PolandElectronic Travel Authorization
PortugalElectronic Travel Authorization
QatarTemporary Resident Visa
Romania*
RussiaTemporary Resident Visa
RwandaTemporary Resident Visa
San MarinoElectronic Travel Authorization
Sao Tome e PrincipeTemporary Resident Visa
Saudi ArabiaTemporary Resident Visa
SenegalTemporary Resident Visa
SerbiaTemporary Resident Visa
SeychellesTemporary Resident Visa
Sierra LeoneTemporary Resident Visa
SingaporeElectronic Travel Authorization
SlovakiaElectronic Travel Authorization
SloveniaElectronic Travel Authorization
SomaliaTemporary Resident Visa
South AfricaTemporary Resident Visa
SpainElectronic Travel Authorization
Sri LankaTemporary Resident Visa
St. Kitts & NevisTemporary Resident Visa
SudanTemporary Resident Visa
SurinamTemporary Resident Visa
SwazilandTemporary Resident Visa
SwedenElectronic Travel Authorization
SwitzerlandElectronic Travel Authorization
SyriaTemporary Resident Visa
TaiwanElectronic Travel Authorization
TajikistanTemporary Resident Visa
TanzaniaTemporary Resident Visa
ThailandTemporary Resident Visa
TogoTemporary Resident Visa
TongaTemporary Resident Visa
Trinidad and TobagoTemporary Resident Visa
TunisiaTemporary Resident Visa
TurkeyTemporary Resident Visa
TurkmenistanTemporary Resident Visa
Turks and CaicosElectronic Travel Authorization
TuvaluTemporary Resident Visa
UgandaTemporary Resident Visa
UkraineTemporary Resident Visa
United Arab EmiratesTemporary Resident Visa
United KingdomElectronic Travel Authorization
United States of AmericaNone - Travel document equired at border
UruguayTemporary Resident Visa
UzbekistanTemporary Resident Visa
VanuatuTemporary Resident Visa
VenezuelaTemporary Resident Visa
VietnamTemporary Resident Visa
YemenTemporary Resident Visa
ZambiaTemporary Resident Visa
ZimbabweTemporary Resident Visa

If it is stated that the traveller needs an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), this only applies if they fly to Canada. However, these travellers do not need an eTA if entering by land or sea – for instance driving from the U.S. or coming by bus, train, or boat, including cruise ship.

*Brazil – Citizens of Brazil who have held a Canadian Temporary Visa in the past 10 years, or currently hold a valid US non-immigrant visa

*Romania – Citizens of Romania are visitor visa exempt if they hold an electronic passport, in this case the citizen for an Electronic Travel Authorization

Eligibility

  • Have a legal valid travel document (passport)
  • Be in good health
  • Have no criminal or immigration-related convictions
  • Proof of strong ties in your home country; such as a job, property, financial assets, which will satisfy an officer of your intention to leave Canada at the end of your authorized stay
  • Proof of sufficient funds to cover your entire stay in Canada
  • A medical exam and letter of invitation may also be required under certain circumstances

Restrictions

  • Visitor visas do not allow holders to work while in Canada
  • A valid visitor visa cannot be issued past the expiry date of your passport

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