Passport and visas

All visitors require a valid passport to enter Canada. The less expensive passport 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

Guidelines for applying for a visa are available at

Please note that a letter of invitation signed by the event organization will be required when applying for a visa as mentioned here:

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. Visit for more information.

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