Transit through Canada

Find out what you need to transit through Canada, how to apply for a visitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) and what to expect when you arrive in Canada.

Services and information

Find out if you need an eTA or a transit visa

List of countries whose citizens need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a visa to transit through Canada

Apply for a transit visa

What makes you eligible, how to apply, forms, fees and processing times

Transit through Canada without a visa

What makes you eligible to transit without a visa and how to participate as an airport authority or airline

Find out what to do after you apply

Medical exams, police certificates, interviews, returning your documents and changing your address

Prepare for your arrival

Documents you need when you arrive in Canada, including specific rules for children under 18


Before you arrive

Find out what you can bring to Canada when you cross the border.

Have the right travel documents?

Before you cross the border, make sure you have all your travel documents ready.

Questions about visiting Canada?

Find quick and direct answers to your questions about visiting Canada, including how long you can stay, whether you need an eTA or a visa, and how to apply.

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