Canada Entry Requirements by Country

Canada Entry Requirements by Country: If you want to visit Canada for one reason or another, you must require a valid visitor visa or Canada eTA, i.e., Electronic Travel Authorization. It grants you to enter Canadian territory without any obstructions. Canada requires some documents and identification proofs to let travelers visit around the country. It is necessary also to maintain the proper system and discipline. 

Canada Entry Requirements by Country

The Canadian government has allowed all the visa-exempt countries to visit along with all valid identification proofs. Some travelers do not require a visa to travel in Canada as they belong to the visa-exempt category. They just require their valid passport and other necessary identification proofs.

Let’s check out the Canada entry requirements by the country below.

Requirements for Canadian people, PR (Permanent residents), and United States citizens

Canadian People

All the citizens of Canada along with dual citizens require their valid passports to visit around Canada. In addition, American –Canadians also require their passport to get an effortless entry into Canada.

Permanent resident of Canada

People who are permanent residents of Canada require their PR card or other related documents to travel around the country.

US people

To visit Canada, US people also need their valid passports and other necessary identification proofs.

Requirements for US lawful permanent residents who possess green cards

If you are a US lawful permanent resident (Green card holder) and want to visit Canada, you must keep ready the following documents:

  • You need a valid US passport issued from the country or any documents which are equivalent to the passport.
  • If you are a United States citizen who possesses a green card or any equivalent document of the US, you can freely enter Canada country.

Requirements for Visa-exempt countries

Some countries are exempted from getting a visa to travel to Canada. Here, they just require their valid passport and Canada eTA. They do not need visas as they can visit Canada with a valid eTA and passport. However, if they travel via bus, boat, train, or cruise ship in Canada, they do not need Canada eTA as well.

Requirement for conditional eTA

Some countries’ citizens who have their passports need to apply for Canada eTA. They need to satisfy the following conditions if they want to visit Canada. In case, they fail to satisfy the following conditions, they can not visit the country. Look below to find out these conditions:

  • They must have a Canada visitor visa for the past ten years or a US nonimmigrant visa.
  • They must visit Canada via air mode.

Requirement for other countries

Various other countries need proper visas and other identification proofs in all situations to enter Canada. Without a valid visa, they can not enter the country whether by plane, bus, car, train, or any other connectivity mode.

Requirements for students and workers

If you are a student or worker, it is a must for you to get a valid visa as your worker or student permit will not play the role of a visa. So, let’s check out the conditions for students and workers below:

Students who are applying for the work or study permit

If you are a student and trying to apply for a study or work permit, you will get a visa automatically once the Canadian government approves your work or study. After that, you must have the following documents:

  • Valid travel document (visa), or introduction letter.
  • You must have a passport with a visa sticker on it.
  • Require a passport that is linked with a valid eTA.

Students who already have work or study permit

You still require a valid visa to enter or exit Canada with the following documents:

  • You must have a passport that is linked with a valid eTA.
  • You must carry your work or study permit along with a valid passport or other travel identifications.

Requirements for parents or grandparents of Canada’s Permanent residents

Parents or grandparents of permanent residents of Canada are eligible to get a Canada super visa through which they can visit their children or grandchildren in Canada for up to two years at the same time. This visa is known as a multi visa which is valid for up to ten years.

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