Do I Need a Visa to Visit Canada?

The upcoming year, 2013, is going to be a big year for Canadian Experience Class Permanent Residency applicants and the trend looks like it will continue. If you want to get Permanent Residency through the CEC you’ll need to attend a Canadian school. During the application process you will have to find out whether or not you will need to obtain a visa in order to enter Canada.

Afghanistan

Guinea

Pakistan

Albania

Guinea-Bissau

Palau

Algeria

Guyana

Palestine

Angola

Haiti

Panama

Argentina

Honduras

Paraguay

Armenia

India

Peru

Azerbaijan

Indonesia

Philippines

Bahrain

Iran

Poland *

Bangladesh

Iraq

Qatar

Belarus

Israel **

Romania

Belize

Ivory Coast

Russia

Benin

Jamaica

Rwanda

Bhutan

Jordan

St. Lucia

Bolivia

Kazakhstan

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Kenya

Sao Tomé e Principe

Botswana

Kiribati

Saudi Arabia

Brazil

Korea, North

Senegal

Bulgaria

Kosovo

Serbia

Burkina Faso

Kuwait

Seychelles

Burundi

Kyrgyzstan

Sierra Leone

Cambodia

Laos

Somalia

Republic of Cameroon

Lebanon

South Africa

Cape Verde

Lesotho

South Sudan

Central African Republic

Liberia

Sri Lanka

Chad

Libya

Sudan

Chile

Lithuania *

Surinam

China

Macao S.A.R.

Swaziland

Colombia

Macedonia

Syria

Comoros

Madagascar

Taiwan

Congo, Democratic

Malawi

Tajikistan

Republic of the Congo

Malaysia

Tanzania

Costa Rica

Maldives

Thailand

Cuba

Mali

Togo

Czech Republic

Marshall Islands

Tonga

Djibouti

Mauritania

Trinidad and Tobago

Dominica

Mauritius

Tunisia

Dominican Republic

Mexico

Turkey

East Timor

Micronesia

Turkmenistan

Ecuador

Moldova

Tuvalu

Egypt

Mongolia

Uganda

El Salvador

Montenegro

Ukraine

Equatorial Guinea

Morocco

United Arab Emirates

Eritrea

Mozambique

Uruguay

Ethiopia

Myanmar

Uzbekistan

Fiji

Namibia

Vanuatu

Gabon

Nauru

Venezuela

Gambia

Nepal

Vietnam

Georgia

Nicaragua

Yemen

Ghana

Niger

Zambia

Grenada

Nigeria

Zimbabwe

Guatemala

Oman

*Holders of non-biometric passports must obtain Canadian visas.

**Israeli citizens with a valid Travel Document must obtain Canadian Visas. No need for a visa with a valid Israeli passport.

***Unless you have a valid Taiwanese passport issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and have a personal identification number.

There are a number of exceptions to these requirements which will be the topic of tomorrow’s blog.