Details about visa for Canada


Details about visa for Canada

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IMMIGRATION AND VISAS

Passport Requirements

All travelers require a passport, except for the following:

  • Travelers with a certificate as proof of Canadian Citizenship or Certificate of Identity issued by Canada.
  • Citizens of the United States of America with any proof of citizenship such as a Certification of Birth, Naturalization Certificate, or Certificate of Citizenship.
  • Travelers with an ‘Indian Status Certificate’ card issued by Indian & Northern Affairs Canada.
  • Citizens of Canada and the U.S.A. holding a valid on arrival NEXUS pass, and residing in the U.S.A. or Canada, and traveling between Canada and the U.S.A., and traveling at a designated NEXUS airport (for information on designated Nexus airports, please refer to your transporting air carrier).
  • Legal permanent residents of the U.S.A. holding Permanent Resident/Resident Alien Card (Form I-551) and seeking entry to Canada from:
    • The U.S.A.;
    • St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • Residents of Greenland entering Canada from Greenland.
  • Residents of St. Pierre and Miquelon seeking entry from St. Pierre and Miquelon, who is a citizen of France.
  • Travelers with a Certificate of Identity or Travel Document (‘Titre de Voyage’):
    • issued to refugees according to the Geneva Convention of 1951 or the Protocol of 1967;
    • issued to people without nationality or citizenship by the government of the country of residence.
  • Travelers with a ‘Laissez Passer’ issued by
    • Israel or France;
    • Syria to foreign residents of Syria, when endorsed with a return visa (‘Visa de Retour’).
  • Travelers with a ‘Laissez Passer’ issued by the United Nations.
  • Citizens of Korea with a Travel Certificate issued by the Republic of Korea.
  • Travelers with a travel document issued by Lebanon or Syria to Palestinian refugees.
  • Travelers with ‘Kinderausweis,’ a German identity document issued to children.
  • Permanent residents of Canada with travel documents issued by the International Committee of the Red Cross.
  • Travelers with an Official Travel Document that is issued by the Organization of American States.
  • Travelers with a Travel Permit issued by Macao (A Special Administrative Region of China).
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Minors

A passport is required by all travelers except the following: 

1. Children who are citizens of the United States of America may enter with a U.S. Birth Certificate. Yet, young children do not normally require a photo ID. Therefore, the adult in the company or the child who is traveling alone must be able to prove the child’s identity and nationality.

2. Parent(s) traveling with children aged less than 18 years old are strongly advised to hold documents proving that the child is theirs. Separated or divorced parents are advised to keep legal and relevant documents available so as to clarify custody rights. All children, apart from their nationality, traveling alone or with adults that have no legal custody over them, are also strongly advised to have a letter of travel approval that is signed by a legal guardian or parent. The letter must contain:

– Permission to travel in the company of another person and to be outside the country.

– The signor’s address and phone details.

– The destination in Canada and the duration of the visit.

Visa Issuance

Before arrival: Travelers are kindly requested to contact the nearest representation of Canada.

Visa Exemptions

All travelers must hold a visa except the following:

1. Citizens of Canada.

2. Permanent residents of Canada with a permanent Resident Card.

3. Travelers staying for no more than six months provided they:

 – Hold British passports endorsed ‘British Citizen’ or ‘British National (Overseas)’ or ‘British Overseas Citizen’ or ‘British Overseas Territories Citizen.’

 – Citizens of Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Botswana, Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Samoa, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, United States of America and Vatican City.

 – Citizens of Lithuania and Poland, provided they have an e-passport.

 – Citizens of Israel, provided they do not have a ‘Laissez Passer’ colored in orange.

 – Visitors with passports issued by Hong Kong (A Special Administrative Region of China).

4. Permanent residents of the United States of America staying for no more than six months, provided they have a permanent Resident/Resident Alien Card (Form no. I-551).

The ADIT stamp is also accepted if the ‘valid unit’ date has not yet expired.

5. Travellers with an ‘Indian Status Certificate’ card issued by Indian & Northern Affairs Canada.

6. Travellers coming to Canada from the United States for having an interview with a U.S. consular officer as regards an American immigrant visa provided they have satisfactory proof that will persuade an immigration officer to grant them re-entry to the United States.

7. Travellers are coming back to Canada from the United States of America or St. Pierre and Miquelon, who have a valid student or employment permission issued before departure from Canada.

CUSTOMS AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE

Customs Rules

All passengers traveling to Canada arriving at major airports must complete an E-311 Traveler Declaration Card prior to arrival in Canada. If the limit of free allowance is exceeded, then payment of duties will apply.

Import regulations

Residents:

1. Travelers staying outside Canada for at least 24 hours are allowed to import goods, not including alcohol and tobacco products, priced at no more than CAD 50; or

2. Travelers staying outside Canada for at least 48 hours are allowed to import goods valued at no more than CAD 400. Such goods, however, must be held with the traveler in his/her hand or be transported as checked luggage and may include:

  • 200 tobacco sticks and 200 grams of manufactured tobacco, 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or cigarillos.
    • Alcoholic drinks and tobacco products or either of them can only be imported by travelers aged more than:
  • 18 years old into the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Quebec.
  • 19 years old into the provinces of British Colombia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Islands, Saskatchewan, and Yukon Territory.
  • If tobacco sticks, unpacked tobacco, or cigarettes are included in the personal Exemption allowance, only a partial exemption will apply. Travelers will have to pay a minimum duty on such products unless they are marked ‘Canada Duty Paid Droit Acquitt.

Non-Residents:

  • 200 tobacco sticks and 200 grams of manufactured tobacco, 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or cigarillos.
  • Alcoholic drinks and tobacco products or either of them can only be imported by travelers aged more than:
  • 18 years old into the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Quebec.
  • 19 years old into the provinces of British Colombia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Islands, Saskatchewan, and Yukon Territory.
  • 1.14 liters of spirits or 1.5 liters of wine or 355-milliliter bottles or cans, 8.5 liters of beer or ale; or
  • Alcoholic drinks and tobacco products or either of them can only be imported by travelers aged more than:
  • 18 years old into the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, and Quebec.
  • 19 years old into the provinces of British Colombia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Islands, Saskatchewan, and Yukon Territory.

Pets

Birds:

1. Birds of any type from countries other than the United States of America are not allowed to enter into Canada unless with an import permit that must be obtained before arrival in Canada. This includes pets such as parrots, songbirds, etc. A permit from the Canadian Wildlife Service is also required to import birds into Canada. For further details, please check www.inspection.gc.ca under the title ‘Pet Imports.’

2. Birds from the United States of America arriving in the company of their owners must be found healthy when they are examined at the port of entry. The owner must sign a statement indicating that:

– Birds have been owned by him/her for 90 days before the date of importation.

– Birds have not come into contact with any other birds during that 90-day period.

– Birds belong to the owner as his/her personal pets.

– Birds are not imported for the purpose of resale.

a. The owner of such birds or any of his/her family members must not have imported birds into Canada under this principle during the previous 90-day period.

b. Birds not accompanied by their owners: Psittacine birds such as parrots, parakeets, etc. must be accompanied by an import permit that is issued by the CFIA. For further information, please see www.inspection.gc.ca under the title ‘Pet Import.’

Cats and Dogs:

a. Dogs and cats coming from non-rabies-free countries may enter Canada provided they are accompanied by a valid certificate of vaccination against rabies issued in either English or French by a licensed veterinarian, clearly identifying the animal and showing that it is currently vaccinated against rabies. The certificate should point out the type of rabies vaccine that was used, the vaccination date, and the expiry date. If the validity date is missing in the certificate, it will be considered a one-year vaccine.

b. Dogs and cats coming from rabies-free countries as recognized by Canada may enter the country so long as they are accompanied by a certificate, in either English or French, issued by an official government veterinarian clearly identifying the animal and showing that that country has not witnessed any cases of rabies for the six-month period immediately before shipment of the animal and that the animal has been in that country during that period whether before import or since birth.

Dogs and cats under three months old are exempted from such rules.

c. Puppies under 8 months old traveling to Canada not in the company of their owners are required to be accompanied by a detailed health certificate. For further details, please check www.inspection.gc.ca under ‘Pet Animals Import’ and then ‘Dogs’. Travelers will have to pay an examination fee of CAD 30,00 in addition to a tax for the first animal in the shipment for dogs and cats from countries other than the United States of America. Such rules apply to personal pets only, not to commercial shipments. For further information on importing animals, please check www.inspection.gc.ca under ‘Pet Animals Import’ or contact:

Client Services, AHPD, CFIA

Address: 59 Camelot Drive, Nepean, Ontario, Canada, K 1A 0Y9

Telephone: (613) 225- 2342 / Extension: 4629 or 4790

Baggage Clearance regulations

A traveler’s luggage should be cleared at the first port of entry.

Airport tax

All travelers are required to pay an Airport Improvement Fee upon departing from the airport as follows.

1. Travelers departing from Moncton/NB: CAD 15.

2. Travelers departing from Gaspe/QC: CAD 10.

3. Travelers departing from Yarmouth/NS: CAD 10.

4. Travelers departing from Sydney/NS: CAD 10.

5. Travelers departing from Smithers/BC: CAD 15.

6. Travelers departing from Kenora/ON: CAD 5 (for all destinations).

Place of payment: Self-service machines at the airport of departure or via manned booths at the airport.

Exemptions:

1. Infants aged less than 2 years old traveling on a ticket for which no fare has been paid or traveling on a ticket where no fare is required exempted from this airport improvement fee.

Infants traveling on tickets issued against frequent flyer points are not exempted from this airport improvement fee.

2. Airline employees (only applicable at YYZ).

3. Airline crew on duty.

4. International transfer or transit travelers are leaving within 24 hours, or in the next possible trip (only applicable at YYZ).

5. Domestic or transborder transfer or transit travelers are leaving within 4 hours, or in the next possible trip (only applicable at YYZ).

6. Travelers with tickets issued in Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and Uruguay.

Currency Import regulations

The same rules for currency export will apply to currency import as to.

Currency Export regulations

There are no restrictions on exporting local currency (Canadian Dollar-CAD) and foreign currencies up to CAD 10,000. However, higher sums of CAD 10,000 or more should be declared.

Arms and Ammunition regulations

Before carrying a firearm either from or into Canada, travelers should contact the Canadian Firearms Centre in order to find out the required documents at the number 1-800-731-4000 from anywhere in Canada or the United States of America or (506) 624-5380 from any other country or by visiting the website: www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Replica firearms are prohibited and cannot be imported into Canada.