Most people need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization to travel to Canada – not both. Some people may only need their valid passport. To find out what documents you require to travel to Canada, please complete the quick survey on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website or contact the nearest Canadian visa office. 


Visitor visas requirements vary by country. You may be required to provide biometrics (fingerprints and photo) along with your application documents. 


Application processing times vary by country. Visa applications take ten working days to process, but travelers should submit their application at least one month before their intended departure. Certain nationals are subject to longer processing times. For urgent applications, travelers should apply in person.

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