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Canadian visa information

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Information for British citizens visiting Canada

  • Visa-exempt foreign nationals need to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada.
  • When you arrive you will need to be able to show that you have enough funds to support yourself during your stay.
  • When travelling with children and only one parent is present, a letter of consent from the non-travelling parent should be carried.

If you are in any doubt about the entry requirements into Canada, please contact the Canadian High Commission.

Passport validity

  • Your passport should be valid for the duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is necessary, however holders of passports with less than 6 months validity remaining may take longer to pass through immigration control.
  • Please note - This guidance is for UK passport holders only. Passengers from other countries should check with the necessary Government department for travel information.

How to apply for your Canadian visa

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You can also apply for your visa through the Canadian Embassy in London:

Canadian High Commission

Canada House
Trafalgar Square

Tel: 020 7258 6600

Opening hours

Mon - Fri, 09:30 - 12:30

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