Visit Canada

Find out what document you need to travel, visit family and friends, do business, or transit through Canada, and how to extend your stay.

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If you’re planning on traveling to Canada or submitting an application (including for a passport or other travel document), apply early.

If you are travelling within the next six weeks, apply for a passport in person at a Passport Office, or send your passport or other travel document application by courier.

Visit Canada Post for more information before sending any application by mail. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.

Services and information

Find out if you need a visa

Answer a few questions to find out if you need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to visit or transit through Canada

Visit your children or grandchildren

Find out if you’re eligible and how to apply for a visa that lets you stay with family in Canada for up to two years at a time

Stay in Canada longer

Visitors, students and workers who want to extend their stay (temporary resident status) in Canada

Get border information for visitors

Travel tips, what happens at the border, and prohibited or restricted goods

Canadian attractions, events and experiences

Discover museums, national parks, and Canada’s historic sites and enjoy unforgettable experiences

Canada-China Year of Tourism 2018

Get the right travel documents, find help to apply, and plan your trip to Canada

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