Transit visa: About the document
About transit visas
A transit visa is an official document that we put in your passport. It shows that you meet the requirements to transit for up to 48 hours through a Canadian airport.
It can be valid for 1 or 2 entries, depending on your travel plans. You must use your transit visa before it expires.
Make sure you need a transit visa
Before you apply, find out which entry document you need to transit through Canada. This could be a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization. The entry document you need depends on:
- the type of travel document you plan to travel with
- the country that issued your travel document
- your nationality
- your method of travel to Canada for this trip
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