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Travel to Canada

Travel Information

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
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.

Non-U.S. Citizens
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