TRAVEL DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY INTO CANADA
Canada has one of the most advanced customs processes in the world to provide visitors with security and ease of travel. Visitors must have valid travel documents to enter Canada to provide proof of their citizenship. Document requirements vary depending on from which country you are travelling.
American visitors require a valid passport to re-enter the United States. For more information on travel security and border procedures, visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid visa. Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) have not changed. Starting August 1, 2015, eligible travelers can apply online for an eTA. On March 15, 2016, this entry requirement will become mandatory and travelers will need an eTA before they can board a flight to Canada.
Countries whose citizens need a visa to travel to Canada
Countries that need biometrics (photo, fingerprints) for a Visa
Apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)