I am from Trinidad, my Trinidadian passport and Canadian visa both expire in July. Can I still travel to Canada in April, using both documents?

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As long as your passport and visa are both valid, you may travel to Canada. Canada does not have a "six-month requirement" as many countries do.

Source: CBSA

Note from the US State Department: "If you are transiting Canada en route to Europe, your passport must be valid for at least 3 months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area."

Flyertalk agrees with the previous sources.

Based on Dennis's note: While Canada does not require six months validity, they will take extra steps. They will (likely) issue you a visitor record, which is a document requiring you to be out of the country by a certain date. This is because Canada needs for your passport to be valid at all times.

Receiving the Visitor Record requires a trip to Secondary Inspection at the border, which will take some time, depending on how busy they are.

Therefore, you have to consider: do you get a Visitor Record which will cost time from your holiday/travel plans or do you go get a new passport and avoid being taken for extra questioning?


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