you come from outside of Canada, you will need to clear Immigration
(Immigration is responsible for the entry of people).
need a valid passport not
just to get into Canada, but also to get back into your own
of Foreign Affairs, Canada AND the Department of Immigration
and Customs states:
"In view of recent world affairs, rules have been strengthened
being enforced. For
travel into and outside Canada:
- All nationalities require a valid
- US Nationals - proof of citizenship is required, and
An immigration/customs officer at the
border may require a passport and therefore all US Nationals
are advised to have a passport."
of a few countries may require a VISA. For VISA requirements
and other details see Immigration
that charges or convictions in your home country need not be
'Criminal' but if Canada considers it 'Criminal', it may be
equivalent to a charge or conviction under the Criminal Code
e.g. Such charges could be 'driving under the influence', 'petty
theft', 'vandalism', having an 'auto accident on private property'
(public property accidents seem to be fine etc).
require to apply in advance for a Temporary
Resident Permit at a Canadian Embassy, High Commission
or Consulate at least 60 days prior
to their travel date. If they arrive in Canada without that
Permit they may be subject to an exclusion
order - instant deportation plus a one year bar from
entering Canada and practical difficulties forever after that
from entering Canada.
Canada also requires that your belongings will need to clear
is responsible for the entry of goods).
Requirements: Travelers from Countries other than the USA.
International travelers may require a visa to enter or transit
Canada . To see whether you require a visa, visit the Canada
International Website for more information on visa requirements.
Travelers Bringing Children
Travelers visiting Canada with children should carry the following:
note: Divorced parents with shared custody rights should
carry legal documents establishing their status. Unaccompanied
children should carry a letter of permission from their parents
or a legal guardian.
you have questions about your admissibility to enter Canada,
contact your nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate for consultation.
for details on Canada Customs.
a list of consulates in Toronto
for in case you need help from your government.