The Canada Border
Services Agency (CBSA) is responsible for border and port of
entry activities. Check the CBSA
Web site for information about entering Canada. The CBSA
site includes information on programs to make crossing the Canada-U.S.
border more efficient.
Below is a list of general guidlines for entering Canada
click here to contact CBSA with any questions regarding entry
- you must be in good health,
law-abiding and have enough money to support yourself and
your dependents during your stay;
- in most cases, you will need
a valid passport, proof of identity or other travel documents;
- you must get a special authorization
if you are coming to study or work;
- you must have a visitor's
visa to travel to Canada if you are a citizen of one
of a number of countries. Click here to find out if you will need a visa before leaving
(this does not apply to citizens of the United
- Before leaving home, you
should also get a health insurance plan to pay for any
hospital or medical services you may need while in Canada.
This information is intended for general guidance and
reference only. A legal decision on your inadmissibility
can only be made at the time you seek entry into Canada
either through an application or at a port of entry.
Whether you are planning to
visit Canada, if you have committed
or been convicted of a criminal offence, including a DUI, you may be prohibited
from entering Canada.
Depending on the nature of the offence, the time elapsed
and your behaviour since it was committed or since you
were sentenced, you may no longer be considered inadmissible
to Canada. You may be permitted to come to Canada if ;
Please click on the
links below if you have any questions or concerns. We
provide these links as a source of information only.
We strongly advise you to contact the CIC or Border
Services before arriving at a port of entry.
United States Call
Centers: Buffalo Detroit Los
York Seattle Washington
If you have any questions regarding
admissibility, we strongly advise you to contact a Canadian
embassy, high commission or consulate nearest you before
arriving at a port of entry.