Visa Information

CSCA strongly recommends submitting visa applications as early as possible to ensure that each request is processed in time for the convention.


**From Citizenship and Immigration Canada**


Citizens that DO NOT REQUIRE a Visa to VISIT or TRANSIT Canada:

Andorra Antigua and Barbuda Australia Austria Bahamas Barbados
Belgium Brunei Chile
Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland
France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland
Israel (National Passport holders only) Italy Japan Korea (Republic Of) Latvia (Republic of) Lithuania
Liechtenstein Luxembourg Malta Monaco Netherlands New Zealand
Norway Papua New Guinea Poland Portugal St. Kitts and Nevis San Marino
Singapore Slovakia Solomon Islands Spain Sweden Slovenia
Switzerland Turks & Caicos United States Western Samoa    

Citizens that REQUIRE a Visa to VISIT or TRANSIT Canada:

Afghanistan Albania Algeria Angola Argentina Armenia
Azerbaijan Bahrain Bangladesh Belarus Belize Benin
Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia-Herzegovina Botswana Brazil Bulgaria
Burkina Faso Burma Burundi Cambodia Republic of Cameroon Cape Verde
Central African Republic Chad   China, People's Republic of Colombia Comoros
Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Costa Rica Cuba Djibouti Dominica
Dominican Republic East Timor Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea Ethiopia Fiji Gabon Gambia Georgia
Ghana Grenada Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana
Haiti Honduras India Indonesia Iran Iraq
Israel1  Ivory Coast Jamaica Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya
Kiribati Korea, North Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos
Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Lithuania  Macao S.A.R.
Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Islands Mali
Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia, Fed. States Moldova
Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Myanmar (Burma) Nauru
Nepal Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Oman Pakistan
Palau Palestinian Authority Panama Paraguay Peru Philippines
Poland2  Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Somalia
South Africa South Sudan Sri Lanka St. Lucia St. Vincent & the Grenadines Sudan
Surinam Syria Taiwan3  Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand
Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Tuvalu
Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu
Venezuela Vietnam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

If you don't see your country on this list, please visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada.


Israeli citizens holding valid Israeli “Travel Document in lieu of National Passport” require a visa.

2 Polish citizens holding a non-biometric passports require a visa.

Taiwanese citizens without an ordinary passport issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan that includes their personal identification number require a visa.


Exceptions for Citizens that DO NOT REQUIRE a Visa to VISIT or TRANSIT Canada:

  • persons lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence who are in possession of their alien registration card (Green card) or can provide other evidence of permanent residence;
  • British citizens and British Overseas Citizens who are re-admissible to the United Kingdom;
  • citizens of British dependent territories who derive their citizenship through birth, descent, registration or naturalization in one of the British dependent territories of Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, St. Helena or the Turksand Caicos Islands;
  • persons holding a British National (Overseas) Passport issued by the Government of the United Kingdom to persons born, naturalized or registered in Hong Kong;
  • British subjects who hold a passport issued by the United Kingdom and who have the right of abode there
  • persons holding a valid and subsisting Special Administrative Region passport issued by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China;
  • persons holding passports or travel documents issued by the Holy See;
  • persons holding an ordinary passport issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan that includes their personal identification number.

Canadian Visa application packages are available for download at Citizenship and Immigration Canada

An application can also be filled out and processed at Canadian Consulates in many countries.
List of Canadian Visa Offices