Travel to Canada

For anyone traveling to Canada, security in their country is one of the most important concerns. With the increase of terrorist attacks, it is also important that travelers know how to best protect themselves. It is advised that you put yourself into a prepared and planned security plan before you leave.

Review the Canadian Crime and Security Reports for Canada. Prepare a plan for emergency situations. Review your Travel Checklist. Review the traveler’s checklist. Reissue the Canadian Electronic Travel Authorisation (a) with updated information to the Customs and Border Services Canada (CBAC).

At the border, you will need to show one of three documents to enter Canada: your passport, the temporary resident card for Canada or the Canadian Immigrant Visa (IMV). To get a temporary resident card, you need to obtain a passport first. To apply for a passport, you need to follow the application procedure described in the Foreign Policy Manual. Once you have applied for a passport, you can now apply for the temporary resident card. To obtain the immigrating visa, you need to apply for a permanent resident card.

You must follow all of the entry requirements for entering Canada. These include: obtaining and presenting your birth certificate, if not obtained through a naturalization process; showing the current address of your landlord or the landlord’s agent, as well as your contact information, including email address and telephone numbers. Bring along proof of citizenship or immigration status. These include: birth certificate, confirmation of permanent resident status, registration card, passport and other important documents. You must also provide the prescribed fee for getting a permanent resident card.

If you are flying into either the city of Vancouver or Montreal, you will arrive at either the intercontinental or the international airport. From the international airport, you will have access to the railway station, major hotels, numerous transportation options and numerous stores. At the city of Vancouver, there is a wide range of key facilities like banks, hospitals, shopping malls, and the Canadian National Museum. All airports accept Canadian passport stamps and other important documents and allow dual citizenship.

When travelling between cities in Canada, it is advised that you use either the electronic travel authorisation or the regular passport to visit Canada. This is necessary because you might need to pass through immigration and border control. You may be required to show proof of citizenship or any other proof that you are a permanent resident of Canada. If you have an international address, you may also require a temporary resident number.

Once you have obtained a passport, you will not be allowed to remove it while you are in Canada. Therefore, you must obtain a visitor visa that is valid for a designated period of time unless exempted. However, if you are prescribed medication by a doctor, you can apply for a medical examination free of charge provided that you can prove that you are prescribed medication by a doctor in Canada and that the medication is for a qualified illness. If you have obtained a visitor visa, you will find many hospitals in Canada that are fully equipped to treat patients with serious illnesses like AIDS, cancer and diabetes unless exempted.

Travelling between cities in Canada requires that you obtain a personal import or export license from the customs office at the airport unless exempted. Unless exempted, you will have to abide by the entry requirements as set out by the government of Canada. These include: displaying a valid Canadian visa; provide proof of immunization; provide a declaration that you are not under any type of quarantine; and produce a return airfare permit. Quarantine regulations vary between the provinces and cities within Canada, and you should consult with the provincial or city government to clarify the necessary requirements. You are required to have a vaccination against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B before travelling to Canada.