Step-by-step arrival guides: 

Click here if arriving into Windsor International Airport (YQG)
Click here if arriving into Detroit Airport (DTW)

Passport requirements

For general information on entering Canada, click here.

All international visitors will require a valid passport, with at least six months remaining before expiry.


All visa-exempt foreign nationals must apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Find out if you need an eTA here.


Processing times for temporary resident visa applications processed by visa offices outside Canada vary widely from a matter of days to several weeks.

For further information, or to find the Canadian Visa Application Centre (VAC) in your country, click here.

All VACs are equipped to collect biometric information; however, the following locations offer biometric services only i.e. in-person help and other VAC services are not available.

  •       Visa office at the Embassy of Canada in Vienna, Austria
  •       Visa office at the Embassy of Canada in Havana, Cuba
  •       Visa office at the Embassy of Canada in Warsaw, Poland
  •       Visa office at the Embassy of Canada in Tel Aviv, Israel
  •       Application Support Centres in the United States

In addition, citizens of 30 countries and territories need to give biometrics (fingerprints and photograph) within 30 days of submitting a visa application. Exemptions to this mandatory requirement are very limited.

Exemptions are listed here:

Should you need further information or advice regarding the visa process please contact

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