Canadian passport shares the 8th place in the global passport ranking by Henley & Partners with Australia, Greece, and Malta. It is high-ranking, which proves its great travel mobility.
Now visa-free countries for Canadian passport holders include 111 destinations. They allow you to have more travel freedom but do not forget about other entry requirements: additional documents, vaccinations, etc.
It is also possible for Canadians to visit other countries by obtaining an eVisa, a visa on arrival, or a traditional visa. It is always necessary to check the visa requirements of your travel destination before the trip: whether it requires a visa and if it does, which options are available.
Only Canadian citizens can receive a Canadian passport. It is possible to apply via urgent (end of next business day) and express (2 to 9 business days) procedure for extra fees or have a standard application procedure (10-20 business days).
For a standard application process, follow these steps:
You can also apply by mail using a certified courier or traceable mail service.
Canadian passport visa-free countries list includes 111 destinations from all over the world: Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Oceania. Most of them allow Canadian citizens visa-free travel for 90 days within a 180-day period.
See the countries where Canadians are able to travel visa-free:
Visa-free access is significantly beneficial for Canadian passport holders:
There are a number of countries where it is obligatory for Canadian visitors to have a visa in order to be entry-allowed. Still, many of these countries offer Canadian passport holders an online visa, which is a speedy, simple, and secure way to get an entry permit.
Applicants need to complete a short form on the website, attach proper documentation, pay the fees, and receive an approved electronic visa via email.
Canadian citizens are eligible for an eVisa to the following countries:
Also, some countries have an ETA (electronic travel authorization) – an entry requirement that is also completed online but not considered a visa.
Canadian passport holders must complete an ETA for these destinations:
In certain countries, Canadian citizens can get a visa on arrival – those that are obtained upon landing, in contrast to the ones that can be received ahead of time. It is a good option if you didn’t have time to get a visa before your travel or forgot (didn’t know that it is necessary) to apply for a visa beforehand.
Note that long waiting in lines for a visa on arrival is extremely common, especially during the holiday season, and it may be complicated to find the line you need. If your travel destination has an alternative option – an eVisa – we recommend applying online in advance.
Still, in case you don’t apply ahead of time, these countries suggest a visa on arrival:
*Electronic Travel Authorization is necessary for obtaining a visa on arrival, so you still have to make some preparations beforehand.
It is mandatory for Canadian passport holders to make an in-person appointment at the office if they need a visa to the countries below:
Visa requirements and documents needed are dependent on the country of visit and your passport. You can easily check both, using thetravel requirements checker
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