Passengers, citizens from visa exempted countries, wishing to entry Canada as visitors will be asked to present at check-in a return ticket to their country of origin or an onward ticket to another country within a maximum period of 6 months.
This is a mandatory requirement without which you may have your boarding denied.
Also Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling or transiting through Canada by air will require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include citizens of the United States.
Residents and/or passengers with Canadian nationality;
A visa is not required for nationals/citizens of a country in the Schengen area visiting Canada for up to 6 months, however they must have a valid passport for all the period of intended stay in Canada.
Even if you are a citizen of a country where you do not require a visa to visit Canada, you must still have a valid passport and be admissible to Canada. Some citizens from visa exempt countries have more requirements such as having a machine readable passport or an e-passport to travel to Canada. Examples of this are certain passports issued by Lithuania and Poland.
For specific information about passport requirements go to the CIC website.
Note: a visa exemption does not guarantee you automatic entry into Canada. You must still satisfy an immigration officer at the port-of-entry that you are admissible as per the requirements that are listed on this page. If you do not meet these requirements, you may not be allowed to enter Canada.
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Persons under 18 years of age, depending on their province or territory of residence, are considered children and need appropriate documentation to travel abroad. The following is a list of documents that may be required:
Check with the nearest embassy or consulate of each country you are planning to visit about additional entry requirements, and check our Country travel advice and advisories for other laws and regulations affecting children.
Check the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website for the list of countries and territories whose citizens need a visa to visit or transit Canada.
For more information regarding this please consult:
For more information about visiting, working, or studying in Canada please contact the nearest Canadian Embassy of your local of residence, and visit the link below: