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Visitor Visas for Canada

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Each year, Canada accepts around 35 million temporary residents (non-immigrants).
All visitors must obtain permission to enter Canada, with the exception of Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Citizens of visa-exempt countries who want to travel to Canada by air are required to apply for and get an electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to their arrival.
Citizens of the United States, who do not require a TRV or an electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), and Green Card holders in the United States, who require an eTA regardless of nationality, are exceptions to this rule.
Individuals who need a TRV do not need an eTA unless they are exempt.

The TRV is a certificate issued by a Canadian Immigration Visa Office outside of Canada that certifies that the holder meets the criteria for visitor entrance to Canada.
TRVs can be used for single or many entries. Tourists are usually only allowed to stay for six months at a time. International students and temporary foreign employees are admitted for varied durations of time, as assessed on a case-by-case basis. Extensions may be applied for from within Canada.

Country Checklist: Temporary Resident Visas

Country Document/Authorization Required
Afghanistan TRV
Albania TRV
Algeria TRV
Andorra eTA
Angola TRV
Anguilla eTA
Antigua & Barbuda TRV
Argentina TRV
Armenia TRV
Australia eTA
Austria eTA
Azerbaijan TRV
Bahamas eTA
Bahrain TRV
Bangladesh TRV
Barbados eTA
Belarus TRV
Belgium eTA
Belize TRV
Benin TRV
Bermuda eTA
Bhutan TRV
Bolivia TRV
Bosnia-Herzegovina TRV
Botswana TRV
Brazil TRV/eTA*
Brunei eTA
Bulgaria eTA
Burkina Faso TRV
Burundi TRV
Cambodia TRV
Cameroon TRV
Cape Verde TRV
Central African Republic TRV
Chad TRV
Chile eTA
China TRV
Colombia TRV
Comoros TRV
Congo, Democratic Republic TRV
Congo, Republic of TRV
Costa Rica TRV
Croatia eTA
Cuba TRV
Cyprus eTA
Czech Republic eTA
Denmark eTA
Djibouti TRV
Dominica TRV
Dominican Republic TRV
Ecuador TRV
Egypt TRV
El Salvador TRV
Equatorial Guinea TRV
Eritrea TRV
Estonia eTA
Ethiopia TRV
Fiji TRV
Finland eTA
France eTA
Gabon TRV
Gambia TRV
Georgia TRV
Germany eTA
Ghana TRV
Greece eTA
Grenada TRV
Guatemala TRV
Guinea TRV
Guyana TRV
Haiti TRV
Honduras TRV
Hungary eTA
Iceland eTA
India TRV
Indonesia TRV
Iran TRV
Iraq TRV
Ireland eTA
Israel (passport holders) eTA
Israel (holders of travel document in lieu of passport) TRV
Italy eTA
Ivory Coast TRV
Jamaica TRV
Japan eTA
Jordan TRV
Kazakhstan TRV
Kenya TRV
Kiribati TRV
Korea, North TRV
Korea, South eTA
Kosovo TRV
Kuwait TRV
Kyrgyzstan TRV
Laos TRV
Latvia eTA
Lebanon TRV
Lesotho TRV
Liberia TRV
Libya TRV
Liechtenstein eTA
Lithuania eTA
Luxembourg eTA
Macao TRV
Macedonia TRV
Madagascar TRV
Malawi TRV
Malaysia TRV
Maldives TRV
Mali TRV
Malta eTA
Mauritania TRV
Mauritius TRV
Mexico eTA
Moldova TRV
Monaco eTA
Mongolia TRV
Montenegro TRV
Morocco TRV
Mozambique TRV
Myanmar TRV
Namibia TRV
Nepal TRV
Netherlands eTA
New Zealand eTA
Nicaragua TRV
Niger TRV
Nigeria TRV
Norway eTA
Oman TRV
Pakistan TRV
Palau TRV
Panama TRV
Paraguay TRV
Peru TRV
Philippines TRV
Poland eTA
Portugal eTA
Qatar TRV
Romania eTA
Russia TRV
Rwanda TRV
San Marino eTA
Sao Tome e Principe TRV
Saudi Arabia TRV
Senegal TRV
Serbia TRV
Seychelles TRV
Sierra Leone TRV
Singapore eTA
Slovakia eTA
Slovenia eTA
Somalia TRV
South Africa TRV
Spain eTA
Sri Lanka TRV
St. Kitts & Nevis TRV
Sudan TRV
Surinam TRV
Swaziland TRV
Sweden eTA
Switzerland eTA
Syria TRV
Taiwan eTA
Tajikistan TRV
Tanzania TRV
Thailand TRV
Togo TRV
Tonga TRV
Trinidad and Tobago TRV
Tunisia TRV
Turkey TRV
Turkmenistan TRV
Turks and Caicos eTA
Tuvalu TRV
Uganda TRV
Ukraine TRV
United Arab Emirates eTA
United Kingdom eTA
United States of America Neither (travel document required at border)
Uruguay TRV
Uzbekistan TRV
Vanuatu TRV
Venezuela TRV
Vietnam TRV
Yemen TRV
Zambia TRV
Zimbabwe TRV
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