Citizens and permanent residents require passport.Travellers are advised to stay informed of Canadian and U.S. passport regulations from Know if your medical insurance covers you when you travel outside your country. US travellers can visit this website for American Citizens entering Canada:

Persons visiting from countries other than the United States must have a valid passport and may require other documentation such as visas.Check with the nearest Canadian Consulate well in advance of travel.

Countries requiring VISA:

How to apply for VISA:

Do you need an Electronic Travel Authorization? The Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) form is now required as of March 15th, 2016. Citizens from countries other than the United States(U.S.) who do not need a visa to enter Canada will need to obtain an eTA before flying to Canada. To view the list of countries, please visit

Apply on-line for your eTA:

Note:Travellers do not need an eTA when entering Canada by land or sea.

If you are on a student visa in the United States, you must have the following documents in order to be able to return back into the United States as advised by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement:

  • A Valid Passport for at least six months after the date of reentry
  • A Valid Student Visa
  • A Valid SEVIS Form I-20, endorsed for travel and signed by your Designated School Official (DSO). The DSO generally works in the International Student Office. You must have a current SEVIS Form I-20 endorsed for travel and your DSO needs to be able to verify that your SEVIS record is accurate and up-to-date.For more information on entry and exit requirements, please visit:

Find out if you need a visa to travel to Vancouver, BC, Canada by visiting the website below:

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