Canada Visa Overview (US Citizens)
For US citizens for temporary visits to Canada for less than 180 days, a visa is not required for U.S. citizens in most cases. Please Note: Anyone with a criminal record (including misdemeanors or alcohol-related driving offenses) may not be able to enter Canada without first obtaining a special waiver well in advance of any planned travel. If a U.S. citizen traveling to Canada does not have a passport, passport card, or approved alternate document such as a NEXUS card, they must show a government-issued photo ID (e.g. Driver’s License) and proof of U.S. citizenship such as a U.S. birth certificate, naturalization certificate, or expired U.S. passport. Children under 16 need only present proof of U.S. citizenship. (Please see below for important information concerning re-entry into the United States.) U.S. citizens entering Canada from a third country must have a valid U.S. passport. When returning to the United States from Canada, it is very important to note that all U.S. citizens are required to present a valid U.S. passport to enter or re-enter the United States via air. For entry into the United States via land and sea borders, U.S. citizens must present either a U.S. passport, passport card, NEXUS card, Enhanced Drivers License, or other Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant document (see details on WHTI below).
To obtain your Canada Visa you will gather a list of required document
and applications and deliver them to one of our offices
(we offer both FedEx overnight or local office delivery options).
We then work with the Canada Embassy or consulate office to have your visa issued.
Canada Visa Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Canada tourist and business visas are issued in the US by the
Canada Embassy and Canada consulate offices. ItsEasy can help you obtain
your Canada visas quickly by following the easy to read instructions
containing all of the requirements, forms and visa application. To
obtain the visa requirements, simply complete the form above and press,
After reviewing the Canada visa information for travel to Canada,
please feel free to contact our offices and speak to an visa specialist
who can answer any remaining question you may have about Canada travel
What is a Canada Visa?
For those who have traveled to Mexico or Europe, American
passports are typically stamped by the immigration agent upon entry and
authorized to stay for a period of time (typically between 30 and 90
days). For some destinations a "pre-authorization" is required. The
confirmation of this pre-authorization is provided as a visa which
outlines the specific approval including dates of entry, duration of
stay and purpose of travel. Although pre-authorized to visit, a visa is
not a guaranteed entry permit and an immigration official may, at their
discretion deny entry - although this is an extremely rare
When to Apply for Canada Visas?
It is recommend that you apply for your Canada visa 3 to 4 weeks
before your travel date. Although the visa itself may only take a few
days to process it is always best to add as much of a buffer as possible
incase any issues arise during the process. If this is last minute
travel - don’t worry - you’re in good hands, but give us a call to
discuss your situation in detail.
What is "Visa Validity"?
Validity refers to when the visa expires. For example, a three
month visa means you have three months from the date the visa is issued
to enter and depart Canada (although the actual period of stay in Canadamay be limited to 30 days or less. The exact validity of your visa will
be written on your actual visa.
What is an "Entry" (Single / Double / Multiple)?
Single entry visas allow you to enter Canada one time within the
validity of the visa. Double entry visas allow you to enter Canada two
times within the validity of the visa. Multiple entry visas allow you to
enter Canada an unlimited amount of times within the validity of the
What Is a "Visa Jurisdiction"?
Some foreign Embassies or consulates will only accept visa
applications from residence within a specific area, normally determined
Why Should I Use ItsEasy to Secure My Canada Visa?
Obtaining an Canada visa can be a cumbersome and complicated
process. Using an expediting service such as ItsEasy who specialize in
travel visas can provide you accurate instructions and processing times,
walk you through the process, provide updates and handle problems
quickly - making what is a complex issue simple. ItsEasy has been
specializing in this service since 1976 and has assisted millions of
travelers. We are one of the largest passport and visa services and
represent some of the largest public, private and government companies
in the world by handling international travel support services for their