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Do I Need a Visa?

You might be asking yourself if I need a visa to visit Canada? Below, for your convenience, we list all the nations. We indicate whether its citizens are visa-exempt or require a visa.

Visa-exempt Travellers

The following travellers only need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to board their flight to Canada. However, these travellers do not need an eTA if entering Canada by land or sea:

Andorra

Australia

Austria

Bahamas

Barbados

Belgium

British citizen, British overseas citizen, British national, British subject (with right of abode)

Brunei Darussalam

Bulgaria

Chile

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hong Kong SAR

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Israel (with passport)

Italy

Japan

Republic of Korea

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Mexico

Monaco

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Papua New Guinea

Poland

Portugal

Romania (electronic passport holders only)

Samoa

San Marino

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan (must have ordinary passport that includes the personal identification number)

United Arab Emirates

United States of America (including permanent resident)

Vatican City State (with passport or travel document)

Visa-required travelers

The following travellers need a visa to come to Canada by any method of travel – plane, car, bus, train, or cruise ship.

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

Angola

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Belarus

Belize

Benin

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil (Brazilian citizens may be eligible for an eTA if they held a visa for Canada before)

British subjects, subject to control

Burkina Faso

Burma (Myanmar)

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon, Republic of Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

China, People’s Republic of

Colombia

Comoros

Congo, Democratic Republic of

Congo, Republic of

Costa Rica, Republic of

Cuba

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

East Timor

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Fiji

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Ghana

Grenada

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel (Israeli “Travel Document in lieu of National Passport”)

Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Korea, North

Kosovo

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Macao Special Administrative Region

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives Islands

Mali

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mauritius

Micronesia, Fed. States

Moldova

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Oman

Pakista

Palau

Palestinian Authority

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Qatar

Romania (holder of a non-electronic passport, such as a temporary passport)

Russia

Rwanda

Sao Tomé e Principe

Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

Sri Lanka

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Vincent and the

Grenadines (St. Vincent)

Sudan

Surinam

Swaziland

Syria

Taiwan (passports other than ordinary passports issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan that include their personal identification number)

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Thailand

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Tuvalu

Uganda

Ukraine

Uruguay

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

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Cornerston Immigration provides a wide range of personalized immigration consulting and representation services for all visa types and immigration categories. Our consultants are able to assist clients from nearly any country in the world and have considerable experience working with China, India, Mexico, the Philippines, Turkey and the USA.

Victoria Office
300-848 Courtney St.
Victoria, B.C. V8W 1C4
Phone: 250-940-3597
Fax: (250) 940-3601
info@cornerstonimmigration.ca

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