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A large country in North America, located in the northern part of the continent between the United States, the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and the Arctic Ocean. Canada is the world's second-largest country by area and has a population of about 34.6 million (2011).

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Application category for mailing passport to VFS for Canada TRV

I need to send my passport to LA VFS to get my temporary resident visa stamp for Canada. In the process of generating 2-way labels, it had asked for application category and instead of "original ...
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EU citizen, working in Canada, visiting the US

Say, I am a EU citizen (German in my case) working in Canada (as a postdoc / temporary 2-year contract at a research institute in my case), planning to visit my partner who lives in the US as much as ...
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eTA pending. Is it wise to fly to Seattle and go to Vancouver by train or car?

I was scheduled to fly to Vancouver directly. I'm elegible to apply for an eTA instead of getting a proper visa. However my eTA wasn't approved immediately instead the authorities demanded further ...
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Canada Visa stamping in US

I got my Canada visitor visa approved in the United States. I received a letter to send my passport. I did my biometrics in Texas. I want to know what type of money order/ Cashier's check I have to ...
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Recheck luggage at Paris CDG, possible with Indian passport and Canadian work visa?

I am going from Delhi to Calgary via Paris on a self tranfer flight. Will have to collect and recheckin luggage. Is this possible with Indian passport and Canadian work visa itself? Or any other ...
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Indian citizen, dropped out from college on student visa in Canada [duplicate]

So I dropped out from my grad school while in Canada, I'm an Indian citizen. My passport has student visa and Temporary Resident Visa of Canada. I flew out of Canada and haven't entered back in India ...
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Indian citizen, dropped out from college on student visa in Canada

So I dropped out from my grad school while in Canada, I'm an Indian citizen. My passport has student visa and Temporary Resident Visa of Canada. I flew out of Canada and haven't entered back in India ...
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I drove to Canada and wasn't asked if I had anything to declare. Was I supposed to declare my stuff anyway?

I'm a US citizen and I'm employed by a US company. Recently, I drove to Canada to do some on-site work for one of my employer's customers in Canada. There was some stuff that I was planning to declare ...
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Canada to Greenland - what are the options?

Soon I will be in Montreal and I will need to return the UK but I am not in a hurry so I am looking for an interesting way home. Looking at a map, an obvious idea is via Greenland and Iceland. ...
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Vacation travel to Canada with a company-owned laptop

I have an upcoming vacation for a couple of days in Canada (as a leg of a longer trip in the US [I am a US citizen]). I'd like to bring my company-owned laptop so I can check my email while I'm there. ...
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Canada: ETA pending hours after application [duplicate]

About 3 hours ago, I applied for ETAs for me and my daughter (both German citizen) via https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/visit-canada/eta/before-apply-eta.html. Her ...
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Can you clear customs at departure? [duplicate]

A friend of mine recently flew to the United States via Air Canada. He says he cleared customs in Canada and the plane arrived at a domestic terminal. Why is that?
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Traveling with the maiden name on visa

My fiance and I, both Brazilians, want to visit my parents in Canada. She doesn't have a visa yet and we wanted to apply for one ASAP, to see if we can go there for Christmas. The problem is the visa ...
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Canada Visitor Visa from USA (H1B)

We are going on a cruise in September and we came to know that it will require Canada Visitors visa. We live in the USA on H1B. We did apply for the Canada visa and completed biometric on August 1st. ...
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When I come back, why does Canada ask when I left the country?

I've recently read that Canada implemented the Entry/Exit Initiative, so the border agency has been collecting information via airline manifests (lists of passenger names with their date of births, ...
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How to submit passport at Canada VAC in Los Angeles

I have to submit my passport to a Canada VAC located in the US to process a tourist visa. It appears I need to pre-pay for return shipping and I need to print the label from their portal online, but I ...
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Is it possible to rent a car in the US and return it in Canada?

I plan a trip from NY City - Upstate NY - Buffalo - Niagara Falls - Toronto. When leaving the City I want to rent a car to get to the different locations, and since I will fly back home from Toronto, ...
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No Re-reroute Option - What can be done?

What are my rights as a passenger in this case? I have booked a Japan Airline flight to Kuala Lumpur on Mar 22, 2022 with the below route, YVR - Depart:Aug 4, 2022 2.05PM (JL17) NRT - Arrive:Aug 5, ...
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Will previous technical problems with eTA cause me issues now?

On 19 August 2015, I applied for an eTA on the cic.gc.ca website. I encountered technical difficulties when applying. I contacted customer support, who suggested I try reprocessing the application (I ...
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is there any alternative way for proof of funds rather than using bank statements for Canadian visitor visa application?

is there any alternative way for proof of funds rather than using bank statements for Canadian visitor visa application?
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Minor without passport, transiting through Canada with both US parents

We are planning a road trip from USA, through British Colombia to Alaska and back within a week or so. One of my children have an expired US passport. Both parents are with the child and we are all US ...
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Does international-to-domestic connection in Canada require baggage claim and drop-off followed by CATSA pre-board security? [closed]

Consider a passenger with a connecting flight itinerary X->Y->Z, where X is an airport outside of Canada, and Y and Z are two airports in Canada. In other words, at airport Y the passenger has ...
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US to Canada by car with an enhanced driver's license, no passport?

I recall enhanced drivers licenses (EDL) being advertised as a way to travel between north american countries without a passport. It is clear that a US citizen can get back into the US with only an ...
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How and where to buy money order for VFS Canada visa

I will keep having help, indeed, I applied for a visa and IRCC asked me to submit my passport to VFS. On the VFS GLOBAL website they say to send an amount of 22.80 by money order. I did this through ...
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What would be the proper way to declare a visit to Canada to get around US Online Gaming laws?

In the recent past (and maybe currently) there are poker players within driving distance of Windsor Ontario who would cross the border to play specific online poker events. To simplify immigration, ...
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How should I go about declaring a religious article?

During my current trip abroad, I was given a gold coin from my parents’ Taoist master (whom I do not believe is an ordained minister), which has been marked with red ink and sealed in a ziplock pouch. ...
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Questions about Declaring Goods at Canadian Airport Customs

I'm a Canadian citizen currently visiting family abroad for a month and a half, and for some reason I've been irrationally anxious about declaring goods at Canadian customs. For context, I am ...
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Steps Travelling from Canada to Spain with a stopover at US (YVR-EWR-PMI)

I am a Canadian citizen travelling from Vancouver Canada to Mallorca Spain. There is a stop over at Newark airport in US. (YVR > EWR > PMI and PMI > EWR > YVR) back. I am wondering if ...
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Visiting USA (3 months) and Canada (> 1 month) on Esta and return to the US to get on the plane home

I just found out that we might have a major problem with our current travel itinerary and visa status and I'm wondering/hoping if anybody is able to help us out here... Situation: We are a young ...
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I overstayed a visa in the Schengen area, should I tell this when applying for a student visa in Canada?

I am a citizen from a South American country. I previously lived with student visas in Canada and a country in the Schengen area. I overstayed in the latter for over a year, due to some bureocratic ...
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Is Express Entry Pool Submission visible to IRCC Officer Processing Visitor Visa?

So I want to apply for Express Entry in future, I currently have visitor visa in processing. Would my entry to Express Entry pool potentially jeopardize, my current application as the visa officer ...
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visitor visa for Canada: proof of relationship for inviting family friend [duplicate]

I'm doing the visitor visa application on behalf of my Aunt. It's the first time of mine. My Aunt family friend has invited her for his son's wedding. The family friend has provided all the necessary ...
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Can I bring a personal amount of over the counter drugs into the United States which are prescription only in the USA?

I am crossing the land border from Canada to USA. I have oral Voltaren (Diclofenac) which are over the counter drugs in Europe where my mother brings them to me from (for migraines which no OTC drug ...
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How shall I proceed if my car may contain illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia before entering Canada by car from the US?

Some individual broke into my car in the United States to steal my dashcam and a few quarters, and in the process, while searching my car for other valuable items, left some drug paraphernalia in the ...
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Can you request expedited processing of a Canadian visa?

Can you request for expedited processing of a Canadian visitor visa?
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Welsh vaccine card accepted as proof of vaccination when entering Canada?

I am travelling to Canada for 5 days on holiday in a week. I will be travelling on my US passport from Heathrow to Montreal. I received both doses in Wales where I was given a Welsh vaccine card with ...
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Is a third-party Canadian criminal record check OK for UK visa applications?

I am about to apply for a Skilled Worker Visa, of UK, and I need to provide some criminal record corresponding to my time in Canada. The official site here notes that one may use the services of third-...
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Travel history for getting Candian Visa [duplicate]

I am an Indian Citizen and a student wants to create travel history for candaian tourist Visa. Which countries i should vist?
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Will I Need Canada Visitor Visa While Traveling On Alaska Cruise

Nationality: Indian US visa status: H1B (valid for multiple entries) Travel date: 1st week of August. Cruise line: Royal Caribbean I am planning to go on a cruise to Alaska (departing from Seattle,...
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Can a person enter the USA from Canada at the land border carrying fresh produce grown in the USA?

I am reviewing the permissible items allowed for Canadians to carry into the USA across the border. The following list emphasises that to carry produce into the USA from Canada you have to be able to ...
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American Service Dogs In Canada

I know that the rules/regulations/guidelines established in The Americans With Disabilities Act and in Alberta's (and other provinces') "equivalent" are very similar. The one big difference ...
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Applying for Canada visitor visa while extension of stay in US pending

A traveler entered the US to visit family on a B-1/B-2 visa, and filed Form I-539 (Application to Extend Nonimmigrant Status) to extend his stay before the initial stay-until date on the admission ...
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Changes in declared length of stay vs authorized stay in Canada

I used the kiosk machine in YVR and indicated that I intended to stay for 3 weeks. For some reasons, my return flight was cancelled so I decided to just buy a new return ticket. I also extended my ...
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Visiting visa for Nigeria

I am retired, age 73, I want to visit a friend in Nigeria. What alternative letter for NOC will I present since I don't work or school?
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Canada Visitor Visa - should I mention working in a family business?

I am applying for a visitor visa to Canada. I work for my aunt's business, should I mention that in the application?
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Travelling from USA to Canada by Ship

Are there commercial boats, ferries which can allow passengers to travel from USA to Canada and vice versa? What will be the distance time for example Washington D.C to Ottawa by ferry, boat taking ...
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Canadian transit visa for an international student in the US [duplicate]

I'm an international (Indian citizen) student with an F1 US visa. I wish to transit through Canada on my way to Schengen for a conference. I cannot get a clear answer on whether in need a transit visa ...
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Visiting Canada with existing Multiple Entry Canadian B1 Visa [duplicate]

I have multiple entry B1 visa for Canada which I have availed in past to enter in Canada for business purposes. I want to visit Canada, but this time as a tourist. Do I need to apply for visitor visa ...
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Traveling to US from Canada what Covid test should I do?

I will be travelling to Canada and from there to US. The US regulations require a negative Covid test and I am currently researching options to do a test. The Hotel I will be staying in recommended a ...
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USA exit and entry to Canada [duplicate]

We are US citizens from New York. We plan to go to Quebec in May. My husband and myself have had the J&J vaccine, and boosters of Moderna and Pfizer. What are the requirements for re-entry to the ...
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