People looking to visit Canada may have to obtain a tourist visa.
Tourism visas are government issued immigration documents that allow a person to remain in Canada for up to six months without renewal.
Not everyone needs to obtain a tourist visa to Canada. Depending on what country one may be from, one may be able to apply for entry at the Canadian border without prior visa arrangements.
Below is a list of countries whose residents do not need to obtain a visitor visa:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- The Bahamas
- British citizens, overseas citizens, nationals and subjects
- The British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- The Falkland Islands
- The Holy See (The Vatican)
- Hong Kong
- The Republic of Korea
- The Republic of Latvia
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- San Marino
- Solomon Islands
- St. Helena
- St. Kitts and Nevis
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- Citizens and permanent residents of the United States of America
People who are not from one of the above countries are advised to contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada at a Canadian foreign consulate to arrange for a visitor visa before their trip to Canada.
The fees associated with a single entry visitor visa are $75.
For multiple entries, for example coming to Canada multiple times over the course of many years, the fee is $150.
Immigration officers at the border will let the visitor know when they will be required to leave the country to maintain the validity of their visa.