This section contains information for Canadians and Third Country Nationals interested in obtaining a visa to enter the United States.
Note: In most cases, Canadians entering the United States do not need visas. Please note, however, that some exceptions exist.
For all information on Immigrant Visas, please consult our Montreal Consulate General website.
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Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) program
Effective August 1, 2015, nationals of visa-waiver countries traveling to Canada by air should register with the Canadian Government’s electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) program. Beginning August 15, 2016, nationals of visa-exempt countries (excluding citizens of the United States) not enrolled in eTA will be denied boarding on airplanes bound for Canada. To learn more about eTA, including who should register and how to enroll, please visit www.canada.ca/eTA.