Please review the following information to ensure that you have the necessary travel documents
and to a lot the proper time to obtain and renew passports and visas.
Passport and Visa Requirements:
U.S. citizens must carry proof of citizenship and identity. A valid U.S. passport or NEXUS card will
satisfy these requirements.
Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months past the date of arrival in Canada. If you
have less than 6 months, it may take longer to pass through Immigration.
Renew your passport.
Apply for a passport.
Note: Routine processing is 10 – 13 weeks. Expedite processing is between 7 – 9 weeks with an
additional $60 charge.
Citizens of countries other than the United States may have varying requirements and document
processing times. Please check Entry Requirements by Country or Territory.
Visa Exempt Nationals
Visa-exempt foreign nationals (excluding U.S. citizens) must apply online for an Electronic Travel
Authorization (eTA), ideally prior to booking their flight to Canada.
Letters of Invitation
Should you require a letter of invitation to apply for a visa, please contact xxx. A letter of invitation
does not guarantee that a visa will be issued. Canada requires the following information to be
included in all letters of invitation so please make sure you include it in your email request.
Complete legal name (as it shows on any travel documents)
Date of birth
Affiliation name and position
Address and telephone number (both work and home)
Approximate travel dates