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Ottawa Information

36th Annual Conference
17 - 21 March 2010
Ottawa, Ontario CANADA

Traveling to Canada

PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS

If you are a U.S. citizen, visit this Department of State website to understand the passport requirements and how to apply for one. If you are not a U.S. citizen, see information below.


ENTERING CANADA

U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

U.S. citizens and permanent residents don't need a visa to enter Canada. Instead, they can travel directly to Canada and present proof of their status in the U.S.

For citizens, acceptable documents include passports, birth certificates, and naturalization certificates plus photo IDs. For permanent residents, bring your green card with you.

Visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency for more information.

However, you'll probably still need a passport to get back in the U.S. With a new law called the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, it's no longer enough just to show a driver's license or birth certificate at the border.

If you're returning to the U.S. by air, you'll need to present a passport or other special document. Starting June 1, the same rule will apply to re-entry by land or sea as well. See www.getyouhome.gov for details.

Non-U.S. Citizens

All visitors to Canada must have a valid travel document, such as a passport.

But a passport or similar document isn't enough for some visitors. Canada requires visitors from some countries to apply for a temporary resident visa as well.

Consult the list of countries whose citizens need visas. If your country's on it, you'll need to apply for a visa.

At the Citizenship and Immigration Canada site, you'll also find answers to frequently asked questions.

Be sure to leave enough time for your visa to be processed. If your application is being processed at a visa office outside Canada for visa applications.