Visa Information

Passports and Visas

All visitors require a valid passport to enter Canada. The less expensive pass-port card (for land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry from the United States only) are also accepted. Visit for the most up-to-date information concerning passport and visa regulations.

Citizens of certain countries and territories need a visa to visit or transit through Canada. The list of entry requirements by country is available at

Please note that a letter of invitation signed by the event organization will be required when applying for a visa. Here is the information required for the letter

Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada or U.S citizens travelling with a valid Canadian passport or a permanent resident card or a U.S passport can use Automated Border Clearance (ABC) self-serve kiosks when they arrive at Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport to avoid long lines.

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For more information, visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada.


You may have to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) when you apply for a visa if you are from Europe, Middle East and Africa.

To find out if you will need to give your biometrics, please visit here :

Electronic Travel Authorization

Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to Canada. This regulation becomes mandatory March 15, 2016. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa.The eTA is electronically linked to your passport and is valid for five years or until your passport expires. Applying for an eTA is a simple and inexpensive ($7 CAD) online process that will take just a few minutes. Most eTA eligible applicants will get their authorization within minutes of submitting the online form.

For more information or to see if you need to obtain an eTA, visit:

Citizens or residents of the United States

As part of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), the United States has implemented new security measures for travellers entering or returning to the U.S.

Source: Tourisme Montréal

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