How to Enter Canada As a Foreign National

Planning for your international travel should begin with careful research on all aspects of your upcoming trip, especially if you plan to travel to Canada. Read and follow all security information for travellers to Canada. In addition, review the Crime and Safety Reports Canada. Create a contingency plan for emergencies.

Review the Canadian Crime Report for Canada. Review the Identification Card for Canada. Get immediate family members approved for travel to Canada. Check the passport requirements for immediate family members. Review the tourist registration card for Canada.

Make sure you have all passport requirements and immunization records before travelling to Canada. Bring photo identification. Review the foreign national identity certificate for applicants who do not have a valid citizenship status in Canada. Immigrants must have at least three years of work experience in Canada and meet other visa requirements. Permanent residents of Canada may also bring proof of citizenship for their spouses and dependents.

The customs and quarantine laws for entering Canada require travellers to have an International Health Insurance Card. The Card is not available for people crossing the Canadian border. Immigrants and temporary residents are required to have a Departure Certificate from their originating country. For those travelling to Canada by plane, one copy of the Departure Certificate is taken with them. It can be obtained from the Airport Visitors Centre in airports of exits. For those travelling by bus, one copy can be carried with the bus ticket.

Persons travelling to Canada by boat should obtain a quarantined marine record certification upon arrival. This will allow inspection at the port of entry. If you are a person with a documented medical condition, please visit your Hospital or Health Care Provider. Quarantined marine records are also available from Canadian Forces Health Services.

If you are travelling with your family, an emergency exit clause for emergencies only applies to you. In the case of a crisis situation, you and your immediate family members do not qualify for a health emergency evacuation plan. For example, if you become ill or are suffering from a severe medical condition between six days to a month before you travel to Canada, you will not be able to apply for a quarantined area evacuation. Therefore, you cannot apply for a quarantine plan until fourteen days after you arrive in Canada.

Before you leave for Canada, make sure that you have all of the relevant documents and documentation. At the customs office at the border, your passport will be examined. At the port of entry, you will need to provide proof of citizenship (such as a birth certificate or Confirmation of Permanent Residence card). Immigrant registration visa requirements vary according to the country you are entering Canada from. For example, if you are coming from the United States, you will require a US passport. On the other hand, if you are coming from a foreign country, a foreign national visa will be required.

In addition to arriving at the border, you will need to apply for entry into the country. To apply for entry into Canada, you must obtain a temporary visa through the IRCC. Once you arrive in Canada, you must still apply for a permanent resident card, which is also known as a CRIA card. Your permanent residency card is important because it shows that you have been in Canada for six consecutive years. Once your permanent residency card is issued, you can travel to Canada and live at both your original residence and the address provided on your immigration application.

If you do not have a permanent resident card, you can apply for one at the nearest Canadian consulate in your area. Upon application and inspection, an immigrant health record covering all three years of residence in Canada will be required. Your record must also show that you are not a criminal on the immigration services officer’s watch. However, if you have a business in Canada and want to work there while you wait for your permanent resident card, you will require a business licence. Finally, as part of your routine screening at the border, the immigration services officer may also request information on a special category known as the Eximmigrating Businesses Program, or the green card.

Immigrants who have received a permanent resident card and wish to travel to Canada need to apply for a temporary visa. Temporary visas are available through the Canadian Immigration office and at the International Border Services office. If a person has obtained a six-month social assistance program, they are eligible to apply for a social assistance visa. A passport and Confirmation of Permanent Residence (IMM 5292) are also required by those wishing to enter Canada as a private or non-profit organization.

In the case where you are a foreign national, and are travelling from a country other than Canada, you may need a passport issued by the concerned country. You can also apply for a landing permit, which is valid for a specific period of time only. As for those travelling from within the country, you can apply for a temporary resident card. This card is called OIM and is valid for three years.