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Что нужно знать о статусе Permanent Resident в Канаде

Канада считается одним из наиболее комфортных для проживания государств мира. Не удивительно, что многие люди хотели бы иметь канадское гражданство. Однако процедура получения канадского гражданства — достаточно длительный и не простой процесс. Впрочем, для того, чтобы жить в Канаде, вполне достаточно иметь статус постоянного жителя этой страны. В этой статье мы расскажем о том, что это за статус, какие возможности он открывает и каким образом его можно получить или утратить.

Что такое статус постоянного жителя Канады

Право на постоянное жительство в Канаде (Permanent residency in Canada), – это право не гражданина этой страны на постоянное пребывание в Канаде, с возможностью работать и пользоваться почти всеми правами, которые имеет канадский гражданин. Постоянный житель ( Permanent resident ), в Квебеке Résident permanent , при этом, не имеет канадского паспорта. Следовательно, в некоторых случаях его права ограничены. В частности, постоянный житель не может:

Выбирать и быть избранным в федеральные представительские органы Канады

Служить в Вооруженных силах Канады и в Королевском военно-морском флоте

Выполнять обязанности, связанные с доступом к информации повышенного уровня секретности.

С другой стороны, люди со статусом постоянного жителя, вполне могут работать в канадской полиции или в пожарных подразделениях. Они пользуются всеми возможностями социального и медицинского страхования. На них распространяется действие большинства пунктов Канадской хартии прав и свобод (Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms) . И, конечно же, они являются участниками канадской государственной пенсионной программы (Canada Pension Plan) , и могут рассчитывать на получение пенсии, после завершения своей трудовой деятельности. Тем не менее, постоянный житель Канады не может без визы въезжать в страны, с которыми у Канады имеется безвизовый режим. Если, конечно, такой житель не имеет также паспорта государства, у которого есть безвизовый режим с такими странами.

Карта постоянного жителя Канады

Основным документом, который подтверждает данный статус, является карта постоянного жителя Канады ( Canada Permanent Resident Card ) . Такая карта выдается с 2002 года. Неофициально ее называли «Карта кленового листа» (Maple Leaf Card) . При этом получить ее можно только на территории Канады. Некоторые люди получают эту карту на основании того, что уже прожили легально на территории Канады определенное время. Однако новоприбывшие иммигранты получают ее на основании иммиграционной визы (Permanent Resident Visa) , которая выдается в канадских посольствах или в консульствах. При этом наличие визы – отнюдь не гарантия получения карты и статуса постоянного жителя Канады. Если такую визу просрочить, то всю процедуру иммиграции в Канаду придется начинать заново. Стоит заметить, что постоянный житель Канады должен находиться на ее территории не менее 730 дней, из каждых 5-ти лет. Впрочем, есть ряд случаев, когда в этот срок можно засчитать нахождение за границей Канады. В каждом конкретном случае, решение о продлении статуса принимает офицер Службы иммиграции, беженства и гражданства Канады (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) , сокращенно называемой IRCC .

Срок действия Canada Permanent Resident Card составляет 5 лет. После чего эта карта становится не действительной. Однако истечение строка действия карты отнюдь не отменяет статус постоянного жителя. Если человек проживает в Канаде с просроченной картой, он не теряет статус постоянного жителя, по причине того, что выполняет все условия владения таким статусом: проживает на территории страны, не нарушает ее законов и т.д. Если же постоянный житель просрочил карту за границей, то для въезда в Канаду ему необходимо обратиться в дипломатическое представительство Канады и попросить специальный одноразовый проездной документ (single-use Travel Document) . Именно в этот момент офицер IRCC будет решать судьбу статуса постоянного жителя. Если будет негативное решение, то его можно будет обжаловать в течение 60 дней с момента его вынесения. Если же подобное решение будет вынесено на территории Канады, то срок его обжалования составляет 30 дней.

За что могут лишить статуса постоянного жителя Канады

Одним из существенных отличий статуса постоянного жителя Канады ( Canada Permanent residen t ) от статуса гражданина Канады (Canadian citizen) является то, что статус постоянного жителя может быть отменен по ряду причин:

Не соблюдение правила о проживании на территории Канады не менее 730 дней за каждые 5 лет нахождения в таком статусе. Есть ряд исключений из этого правила. Например, в срок пребывания на канадской территории, может быть засчитано время, проведенное за границей с супругом – гражданином Канады или с ребенком – гражданином Канады. Кроме того, может быть засчитано время работы в представительствах канадских компаний за рубежом или в канадских правительственных организациях, находящихся за пределами Канады.

Совершения тяжкого преступления. Под тяжким преступлением подразумевается преступление, за которое человек заключен в канадскую тюрьму на срок более, чем 6 месяцев. В таком случае, после отбывания срока, такой человек будет лишен статуса постоянного жителя. Если же постоянный житель, находясь за рубежом, совершил преступление, за которое, по канадским законам, ему грозит более 10 лет заключения, он также лишается статуса постоянного жителя и ему отказывают во въезде. Процедура определения соответствия конкретного преступления нормам канадского уголовного законодательства называется Legal opinion .

Получение канадского гражданства. Чтобы получить канадское гражданство необходимо или постоянно находиться на территории Канады 1095 дней, имея статус Permanent Resident , или находиться на территории Канады на протяжении 1095 дней в течение последних 5-ти лет, имея легальный статус. Кроме того, нужно сдать тест по истории Канады и присягнуть на верность канадской королеве. После получения гражданства, статус Permanent Resident автоматически утрачивается. При этом, количество прав и возможностей значительно возрастает.

Добровольный отказ от статуса постоянного жителя Канады. Каждый человек вправе добровольно отказаться от статуса постоянного жителя Канады, сообщив об этом в IRCC . При этом, такой человек, переходит в разряд временных жителей страны ( Temporary Resident ) , и должен покинуть страну на протяжении 6 месяцев.

Таким образом, статус постоянного жителя Канады дает возможность жить и работать в этой стране, пользуясь практически всеми правами ее граждан, за исключением участия в выборах и возможности работать в структурах, связанных с безопасностью страны. С другой стороны, статус постоянного жителя можно утратить, не выполнив какого либо из условий обладания им. Кроме того, карта постоянного жителя Канады не дает возможности безвизового въезда в страны, с которыми у Канады имеется безвизовый режим. По этим причинам, со временем, имеет смысл получить полноценное гражданство Канады.

Transit Visa Canadian PR travel documents in South Korea

I have plans to travel to India and have 7 hours transit in South Korea so I am a PR card and Canadian travel documents holder. Do I need transit Visa for South Korea

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You can transit South Korea airside with a Canada 1951 convention (refugee) travel document and do not need a visa. But you cannot transit landside using the «transit tourist» program.

When transiting at Seoul, you can stay airside up to 24 hours between your flights. When transiting at other airports, your connecting flight must leave on the same calendar day.

Passengers transiting through Seoul (ICN) with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 24 hours. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.

  • TWOV does not apply to nationals of Egypt, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Passengers transiting through Seoul (ICN) with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 72 hours. They must:

    join a transit tour organized by Seoul (ICN), and

have documents required for the next destination.

TWOV does not apply to nationals of Egypt, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

This TWOV facility does not apply to passengers with «The Palestinian Authority passport.

This TWOV facility does not apply to refugees and stateless persons.

Passengers with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country on the same calendar day. They must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination.

  • This TWOV facility does not apply at Seoul (ICN).
  • TWOV does not apply to nationals of Egypt, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Julik’s Knowledge Base

Когда все документы отправлены на рассмотрение начинается волнительный этап ожидания результатов рассмотрения. Я собрала пару советов, на что лучше потратить это время.

Процент одобрения заявок на PR в Канаду довольно высокий, поэтому даже не смотря на то, что все очень волнуются и до конца не верят в то, что заветные визы будут в итоге проставлены в паспорта, к моменту когда это случится лучше подготовиться заранее, чтобы сразу быть готовыми лететь на покорение Северной Америки. В статье я хочу выделить, то, что я отметила нужным для себя, в каждой семье конечно же список этих вещей может отличаться.

Стоматология

Стоматология в Канаде дорогая и это факт, цены на обычные пломбы могут превышать цены на имплантаты в России. Если есть возоможность, лучше прорвести гигиену полости рта еще в России. Заменить старые пломбы новыми, подлечить кариес, если ессть подозрение на то, что ваши восьмерки могут вас «подставить» в ближайшие года острой болью, может быть их вообще лучше выдернуть совсем? Как пойдут дела превое время в Канаде никто не знает и когда в следующий раз будет возможностьт слетать на родину и «сделать зубы» еще не известно, лучше подстелить себе немного соломки. Лично мне кажется, что хотя бы год мне не придется думать о проблемах с зубами. Первое время в Канаде будет о чем подумать кроме.

Отдельная история это установка брекет систем. В отличии от пломб, брекет системы нуждаются в коррекции время от времени и при этом врачи-стоматологи в Канаде очень неохотно берутся за системы, установленные другими врачами. Некоторые просто отказываются работать, а некоторые говорят, что стоить это будет «очень и очень дорого». Таким образом, не стоит ставить брекеты себе перед отъездом в Канаду, возможно дешевле будет ставить их уже на месте, поскольку они нуждаются в обслуживании.

Помимо стоматологии, конечно же профилактику и предупреждение обострений хронических заболеваний тоже лучше провести заранее еще на родине. Первое время у ньюкамера не найдется времени на посещение врачей.

Американская виза

Получение Американской визы перед отъездом в Канаду может быть хорошим преимуществом, как при перелете так и при последующец жизни в Канаде. Причин для этого несколько.

Во первых, если вы захотите сэкономить на перелете, возможно вам будет интересно лететь именно через США, поскольку самые дешевые билеты из России в Северную Америку именно билеты до США. Однако, пересадка в Америке требует наличие визы.

Во вторых в Канаде визы для ньюкамера получить может быть проблемой до того момента, пока не появится стабильная работа. Конечно, вполне возможно, что пока у Вас не будет стабильной работы, то и поездки в США Вам будут не сильно нужны, но почему бы не подумать об этом заранее.

В целом статистика говорит о том, что отказы в визах ньюкамерам с работой очень редки, хотя и бывают. Более того визы в США, полученные из Канады будут выданы вам как владельцу Канадского PR, а не просто гражданину России.

Сбор документов

Конечно, большинство документов пришлось найти, получить и перевести еще для иммиграционного пакета, однако есть вещи, которыми все же стоит озаботиться заранее.

  • Общие документы

Найти, отсканировать и перевести все гражданские документы, которые могут вам пригодиться. Это и свидетельства о рождении и военные билеты и все все, что может когда-то Вам пригодится. Поскольку раздобывать ваш школьный аттестат оставленный в ВУЗе без вашего личного присутствия может оказаться невыполнимой задачей. Но никогда не знаешь заранее, что может пригодиться в Канаде.

  • Водительские права

Водить по нашим «международным» правам в Канаде долго не получится, все равно придется сдавать экзамен и получить местные права. Причем в Канаде процедура получения прав от провинции к провинции отличается и поэтому вся процедура получения их тоже будет зависеть от провинции,. куда вы собираетесь. Но в любом случае, наличие прав в стране исхода является бонусом при получении прав в Канаде, вам не надо будет проходит несколько летний этап получения сначала прав новичка и лишь после получения года наката полоценных прав. Вы сможете сразу же сдавать экзамены и получать полноценные права. При этом вы можете заранее открыть новую категорию еще в России, потому что, например, собираетесь ездить в Канаде на скутере или на мотоцикле, поскольку там это безопаснее.

  • Справка о безаварийном вождении

Когда Вы только приехали в Канаду для Вас все будет дорого. Поскольку у Вас нет ни кредитной истории, ни страховой истории цены на вашу страховку будут максимально большими. Некоторые старховые компании принимают во внимание опыт безаварийного вождения в стране исхода, подтвержденный справкой из вашей страховой. Например Ингосстрах выдает такую справку и называет ее «No Claims Certificate». Если специальной формы у страховой нет форму можно поискать на муниципальных провинциальных сайтах. Например для Манитобы есть специальный бланк. Так же текст можно придумать самому на русском, заверить печатью страхховой компании и перевести на англйиский. Гарантии того, что Ваша страховая примет в расчет справку, коннечно же нет, но если примет то это будет приятным бонусом в бюджет.

Уже ближе к отъезду обязательно необходимо оформить доверенность на родственников. Если по каким-то причинам родственникам необходимо будет проделать за вас какую-то операцию с государственными и не очень органамии, ему обязательно понадобится доверенность. Захотите ли вы поставить апостиль на свои документы, заказать справку об отсутствии судимости или просто необходимо будет получить почту. Без доверенности сделать это даже вашим родителям будет невозможно.

  • Новый загранпаспорт

Благодаря новым законам граждане России имеют право получить два загранпаспорта одновременно. Если так получилось, что Вы не стали делать новый загранпаспорт перед отправкой документов на получениие PR, то Вы вполне можете сделать себе второй паспорт на 10 лет прямо сейчас. Не смоторя на то, что услуга эта появилась уже давно, до сих пор ходят слухи, что для получения нового загранпаспорта необходимы веские аргументы, на самом деле это не так. Мы просто пришли в Единый Центр Документов, заполнили заявление на выдачу заграанпаспорта нового образца, затем через некоторое время забрали говтоый паспорт, не называя причин и не даже не показывая имующийся на руках паспорт.

Получение загранпаспорта возможно и внутри Канады в Российском посольстве. Однако, конечно же посольство есть не в каждом городе и более того, там могут быть очереди или оно может неожиданно закрыться, как поступило посольство в Торонто в 2020 году.

Собственность

Если в стране исхода у Вас остаются родственники и собственность, то правильным решение будет начать переоформление этой собственности на них. Если вы решите продать квартиру, то сделать это в наше время по доверенности, находясь на другомм конце земного шара вряд ли получится. В связи с частыми случаями мошенничества к квартирам, продающимся по доверенности особое отношение. Например, у моих родителей при продаже квартиры, част которой находилась в моей собственности требовали не только нотариальную доверенность по форме банка (с указанием суммы, банка, счетов) подготовить которую заранее просто не представляется возможным, но так же все оригиналы документов о смене фаммилии например.

Кроме собственности, стоит вспомнить какие договора заключены на Вас, которые могут потребовать вашего присутствия для расторжения, может быть это мобильная связь, банковские счета, интернет проведенный в квартире у дедушки, симкарты…

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What is a Travel Document?

There are two types of travel documents issued by Canadian authorities. The first is provided to Canadian permanent residents who are outside of Canada without their PR Card. It is provided to the holder for one entry into Canada so that they can then apply for their PR Card from within Canada.

The second kind of travel document is an identity document issued by Passport Canada in place of a Canadian passport to those in Canada who are here as protected persons and cannot apply for a passport in Canada or in their home country. It allows the holder to travel outside of Canada, but the holder cannot use it to return to their home country.


Who Needs a Travel Document?

You only need a refugee travel document if you cannot obtain a passport from your home country and are not yet eligible for a PR Card in Canada but you want to travel. You must be a refugee to be eligible. If you are not a refugee, but are still considered stateless (you cannot get a passport from your home country) and are legally living in Canada, then you must apply for a Certificate of Identity instead. A stateless person living in Canada needs either a Travel Document or a Certificate of Identity to travel outside of Canada.

What is the difference between a Travel Document and a Certificate of Identity?

A Travel Document is a document issued by Passport Canada to those with protected status, such as Convention Refugees and other protected persons. A Certificate of Identity is for those stateless persons who are in Canada legally, but who are not refugees or other protected persons; for example, Canadian Permanent Residents who are stateless. Both documents come with the restriction that the holder cannot enter their home country.

There is another important difference between the two: a Travel Document allows the holder to travel anywhere else in the world a Canadian can travel, excluding their home country. On the other hand, a Certificate of Identity may not be accepted as the equivalent of a passport in all countries and the holder should contact the embassy or consulate of the country they are traveling to before leaving Canada.

How much does it cost to apply for a Travel Document?

A Travel Document costs the same amount as a Canadian passport: CAD$87. For children, the cost depends on the age of the child. If the child is under 3 years of age, the cost is: $22 per document. If the child is between three and 15, the cost is: $37 per document. All children 16 and over are considered adults in terms of cost. If you need an application form for a Child’s travel document, please contact us.

Certificates of Identity cost slightly more: $127 CDN.

How do I apply for a Travel Document?

First, you must complete an Application Form. Then you must gather all the required supplementary documentation including:

  • Proof of your immigration status, such as
    • Your Permanent Resident card
    • Your Protected Person Status Document
    • YourTemporary Resident Permit
  • If you are 16 or over, you must submit a valid photo ID such as:
    • Your Provincial or Territorial Driver’s License
    • YourProvincial or Territorial Health Card (except Alberta or Manitoba health cards, which are not acceptable)
    • Your Provincial or Territorial Photo ID Card
    • Your Certificat de selection (Quebec only)
    • Your Old Age Security Card
    • Your Federal, Provincial, Territorial or Municipal Employee Identity Card
  • Two passport photos, one of which must be signed by your guarantor
  • Your IMM 5401 (the official receipt of fees paid)or your refusal letter (if applicable)
  • Any valid Canadian travel document (if applicable)

Мини-отчет о получении Travel document’а / 31 марта 2009 г.

Продолжение моей истории о возвращении из Канады без карты резидента.

Карту в Торонто благополучно получил мой муж, но пересылать ее мы не стали, — не очень доверяем почтовым компаниям, да и дорогое это удовольствие (порядка 200 долларов).

Поэтому решили попробовать получить Travel document, выдаваемый канадским резидентам за границей при отсутствии у них необходимых для возвращения документов (в моем случае — карты резидента).

Я предполагала, что все пройдет безболезненно, но не ожидала, что настолько.

Они, в свою очередь, отсылают на общий иммиграционный сайт, на котором можно ознакомиться с требованиями по получению данного документа и скачать анкету: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/travel.asp

Основное требование к аппликантам-постоянным резидентам: соблюдение сроков нахождения за границей (730 дней из 5 лет).

В анкете рассчитывается количество дней, проведенных на территории страны, дата выезда и предполагаемая дата въезда.

Для подачи документов обратилась в МОМ (тел. (495) 253–1330).

Кроме анкеты необходимо прикладывать 1 фото (на сайте указано 2), копию подтверждающих статус документов (в моем случае документ о лендинге), а также заполнить дополнительную анкету с указанием даты рождения и местонахождения (страна и город — без адреса) ближайших родственников: супруга, родителей, детей, братьев-сестер.

Сам Travel document стоит 50 долларов (1250 руб.) + 750 руб. за услуги МОМ.

Посольство подготовило документ за 2 дня. В загран паспорт вклеивается стандартная разовая виза сроком действия (в моем случае) 2 месяца. Только в графе «тип визы» указано «Permanent resident».

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Do I Need a Permanent Resident Card in Canada?

The Permanent Resident card (also known as a PR Card) is issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada to be used as a valid identity document for persons travelling abroad and returning to Canada by car, bus, airline or any other means of transportation. Therefore, it is important to have a valid PR card in order to be allowed to enter Canada.

When you are granted Canadian permanent residence, you are issued a Canadian PR Card. Other permanent residents who hold Record of Landing documents but who have not yet applied for a PR card will need to make an application to CIC. The PR Card is valid for 5 years and should be used for travel when you return to Canada from abroad. Upon expiry of your PR Card, you should consider renewing it if you wish to continue travelling outside Canada. You do not want to travel with an expired PR Card or you could get turned away.

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How Do I Renew My PR Card?

If you know your card will be expiring soon, you must make an application for a PR card renewal which is submitted to CIC. The application requires that you disclose your travel outside of Canada, your address and employment history for the past five years. This information helps the immigration officer reviewing your application to determine whether or not you meet the residency obligations.

If the immigration officer is satisfied that you in fact meet the requirement, you will be asked to attend the local immigration office to pick up your card. You will have 180 days from the notice of the letter to pick up your new card. It is no longer required that you submit your old PR card with the application. Instead, CIC now requires that you bring your old card to the local immigration office at the time you are ready to pick up your new card. This is a welcomed change as it allows permanent residents to travel abroad and to return to Canada as long as they have a valid PR card, while their application for renewal is in process in Canada.

How long will the renewal process take?

Generally speaking, the process to renew a PR may take a few weeks. It is therefore advisable that you renew your card well in advance of the expiry, especially if you expect to travel outside of Canada. CIC recommends that you file an application for renewal two months prior to expiry.

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Top 4 Most Common FAQs about PR Cards

  1. What if I do not meet the Residency Obligations?
  2. Can I renew my PR Card urgently?
  3. What if I am outside of Canada and my PR card has expired?
  4. What if my application for PR Card was refused?
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What if I do not meet the PR Card residency obligation?

If you lived outside of Canada for more than three years in the last five years and do not meet any of the travelling with family or business exceptions, then you may be at a risk of losing your Canadian permanent residence status. However, even though you may not meet the requirements, you can still make an application provided that you formally request an exemption under humanitarian and compassionate grounds.

Under the immigration regulations, a permanent resident who has not met the minimum physical presence in Canada may ask the immigration officer to consider special circumstances that have prevented the applicant from residing in Canada. Typically, if there are compelling reasons to convince an immigration officer why the permanent resident was not able to reside in Canada, an exemption for residency obligation may be made. However, the final decision remains with the immigration officer who will review your humanitarian and compassionate arguments and supporting documentation to determine whether an exception can be made.

What if I am outside of Canada when my PR Card expires?

This is a very common situation for many permanent residents. If you find that your PR card has expired and you are outside of Canada, you must obtain a Travel Document urgently which will allow you to travel back to Canada. The process of obtaining a Travel Document will require the permanent resident to make an application to the Canadian office abroad. If you show that you have resided in Canada for at least two years in the five year period, then the Canadian office abroad will most likely issue you the Travel Document and allow you to return to Canada.

However, if you have not met the residency requirement, you may make humanitarian and compassionate arguments as to why you have been outside of Canada for longer than two years. The decision whether to grant you a Travel Document in this scenario will depend on the immigration officer reviewing your file.

What if my application for a PR Card was refused?

An application for a permanent residence card may be refused for several reasons. One reason is that the permanent resident does not appear to have been in Canada for 730 days in the past five years. However, an immigration officer may also refuse an application on the basis that the applicant did not satisfy the officer about the applicant’s identity or supporting documents submitted with the application.

If your application for permanent residence is refused you may appeal this decision to the Immigration Appeal Division in Canada. The application to appeal must be made within 60 days of receiving the refusal. Upon receiving the appeal notice, the Immigration Appeal Division will hold a hearing in Canada where they will determine whether the decision to deny your PR card application was correct. During the hearing, the Immigration Appeal Division is allowed to consider additional humanitarian and compassionate arguments as well as new documentation and submissions in support of the appeal. The appellant will also be required to testify in front of a member of the Immigration Appeal Division.

If you are outside Canada you can still appeal your application. You also have the option to request that you return to Canada for your appeal. The right to appeal at the hearing in person is not automatic and a request must be made with the Immigration Appeal Division. If your appeal at the Immigration Appeal Division is unsuccessful, you do have the option of making a further appeal to the Federal Court in Canada.

Why Legal Help with PR Card Renewal is Vital

Whether your situation is urgent or not, getting a PR card renewed is vital. The process needs to be done correctly, or you risk the consequences of not being able to enter Canada. Legal assistance for renewing a PR card is important to ensure that you aren’t missing any details or providing incorrect information. Preparing an application on your own may result in a refusal, and applying for a new PR card can be a tremendous burden.

Why Hire us to Help with Your PR Card Renewal?

With so many legal steps and rules involved in PR card renewals, it is a process best left to professionals. Since PR cards were first introduced, we have been helping individuals prepare PR renewal paperwork and documentation. We have helped thousands of individuals to successfully renew their Permanent Residence Cards. Our experienced immigration lawyers will be able to assess your case and recommend a course of action to best serve your needs.

The first step towards your PR Card renewal is getting an assessment of your case. Fill out our immigration assessment form and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility and options.

The first step towards your PR Card renewal is getting an assessment of your case. Fill out our immigration assessment form and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility and options.

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Документы для визы в Канаду

В предыдущей статье Виза в Канаду самостоятельно, я написал о процедуре подачи заявления на канадскую визу онлайн через интернет.

Там я подробно написал как зарегистрировать свой аккаунт на сайте иммиграции Канады и заполнить анкету.

Отдельный и важный блок про сопроводительные документы для визы в Канаду я решил перенести в отдельную статью — оно того стоит.

Документы к анкете на визу в Канаду

После анкеты на канадскую визу, переходим к необходимым документам, которые загружаются в ваш личный кабинет на сайте иммиграции с компьютера в электронном виде – Supporting Documents :

Маршрутный лист и бронирования

Itinerary, Travel и Purpose of travel (мой маршрут путешествия по Канаде в виде теста на английском, напечатанный на листе бумаги А4) :
Я прилетаю в Ванкувер, одну ночь там, потом беру машину и еду в город N, потом еду в город NN, потом в город NNN, а далее возвращаюсь в Ванкувер, откуда улетаю домой
(Авиабилеты к документам прикладывать не надо).

Все бронирования отелей я делаю в соответствии со свои маршрутным листом: Ванкувер 2 ночи, потом ночь в городе N и тд через сайт бронирования отелей.

После распечатываю подтверждения этих бронирований.
Все это: письмо с описанием маршрута, распечатки бронирований отелей – я сканирую в один файл, проверяя чтобы его вес не был более 4 М.

Финансовая гарантия для визы в Канаду

Proof of income подтверждение моей финансовой состоятельности : Делаю в банке справку об остатке на депозитном счете и распечатываю выписку с текущего счета за 3 месяца.
Делаю перевод на английский справки об остатке, выписку перевожу где нужно на английский ручкой сверху.
После сканирую всё: оригиналы и перевод в ОДИН файл и запоминаю на компьютере.

Паспорт и его данные

Passport or travel document — скан первой страницы загранпаспорта, который подаю на канадскую визу. И сканы всех страниц с визами. Всё в ОДИН файл.

Digital Photo – цифровое фото (сделают в любом фотоателье Москвы, сбрасывая на вашу флешку или мэйл).

Фото на канадскую визу

Business Registration — учредительные документы моего ИП. Оригинал ОГРН и заверенный мною перевод сканирую в один файл.


Информация о семье

Family Information Form — анкета на мою семью. Распечатываю форму, заполняю от руки и сканирую в файл.

История моих путешествий

Travel History Мои приключения в других странах за 10 лет: визы и штампы в старых паспортах (в разумных пределах). Я отсканировал страниц 25 с разными визами и диковинными штампами в один файл

Напомню, что вес файла не должен превышать 4 Мб.
Если получается больше — уменьшайте разрешение сканирования в настройках сканера.

Перевод документов на визу в Канаду

Важное замечание. Все документы, которые вы представляете в поддержку заявления: должны быть переведены на английский и заверены в бюро переводов.
Заверять нотариально ничего не надо.

Можно упростить работу бюро переводов, если вы хорошо знаете английский. Переведите сами, распечатайте и заверьте в бюро уже готовый перевод. Сэкономите время.

Я нашел поиском через интернет девчушку в районе Сходни, метнулся к ней с готовыми переводами. Через 30 минут имел на руках: прошнурованные, и с подписью девушки, переводы + неразборчивый штамп.

После этого отсканировал оригиналы и переводы документов в .pdf файлы. Для загрузки на странице Supporting Documents в личном кабинете на сайте иммиграции Канады.

Transportation Company Obligations
Guide for Transporters

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) Guide for Transporters is designed to ensure that transporters are fully aware of Canada’s immigration requirements and the immigration control documents that are required of visitors and immigrants travelling to Canada. It is also designed to ensure that transporters understand their obligations under Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and the operational, procedural and financial liabilities set out in the accompanying Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR).

This guide has been updated to reflect recent changes to the IRPR, most notably, the introduction of the electronic travel authorization (eTA) as a prescribed travel document in the air mode. As of March 15, 2020, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will require an eTA. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. A full list of eTA exemptions can be found on the Government of Canada website.

Foreign nationals who require an eTA can apply online and are normally approved within minutes, as long as no immigration concerns exist. Once approved, the eTA is electronically linked to the passport used in the eTA application. An eTA is valid for 5 years or until a person’s passport expires, whichever comes first.

To validate this new eTA requirement, the CBSA has implemented the Interactive Advance Passenger Information (IAPI) initiative, which will allow the Agency to provide interactive board or no-board messages to commercial air carriers. These board/no-board messages serve to assist the commercial transporter in meeting their transporter obligations by validating whether its passengers have an eTA or visa, if required. These interactive messages are a tool to further assist airlines in their decision to board and do not replace the requirement for commercial transporters to physically examine a passenger’s travel documents.

Note: This Guide is now offered only in electronic format, consistent with the Government of Canada Publishing Guidelines. It will be updated as required.

Part 1 – Transporter Obligations and Liabilities

Transporters that carry passengers to Canada must adhere to specific transporter obligations and have certain liabilities as defined in IRPA and IRPR. Transporters are also responsible to pay for all prescribed costs and fees relating to these obligations. The obligations and liabilities are as follows:

Obligations

1. Obligation Not to Carry Improperly Documented or Prescribed Persons to Canada

Passengers carried by transporters must be properly documented for travel to Canada. Transporters must not carry to Canada any person who does not hold the prescribed documents required for entry. In addition, transporters must not carry to Canada any person who is prescribed or who an officer directs not to be carried. Failure to meet these requirements can result in the assessment of an administration fee, or in exceptional circumstances, the seizure of a transporter’s vehicle. Prescribed documents include:

  • passports and travel documents;
  • visas required by foreign nationals to enter Canada;
  • valid permanent resident cards;
  • travel documents issued to permanent residents abroad to facilitate their return to Canada;
  • single journey travel documents issued to refugees selected abroad for resettlement in Canada;
  • travel documents issued by Canada to persons on whom the Government of Canada has conferred protection as refugees or protected persons; and
  • electronic travel authorization (eTA).

Prescribed persons include:

  • any foreign national who is the subject of a declaration made under subsection 22.1(1) of the Act, unless they hold a temporary resident permit issued under section 24 of the Act; and
  • any foreign national who is not authorized under subsection 52(1) of the Act to return to Canada.

A transporter must require persons exempt from the legal requirement for a passport, visa or eTA, to present sufficient credible evidence to support all identity, citizenship and/or residency requirements.

The responsibility to ensure that a passenger is properly documented applies from the time the transporter boards the person at the final embarkation point before arrival in Canada until that person is presented for examination at a Canadian port of entry.

If there is doubt surrounding the authenticity of a travel document or whether the passenger is the rightful holder of a document, boarding should be refused and the person concerned should be referred to local control authorities.

2. Obligation to Hold Documents

To ensure that a person is properly documented when presented to an officer for examination at a port of entry, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act authorizes transporters to hold a passenger’s travel documents. Where a commercial transporter has reasonable grounds to believe that the prescribed documents of a person it is carrying to Canada may not be available for examination at a port of entry, despite the apparent authenticity of the documents, the commercial transporter must hold the documents until examination and give the person a receipt for the documents.

Transporters may use form BSF575 (see Appendix I-4), Receipt for Prescribed Document under R260, which can be ordered via the CBSA website, or one of their choosing; the type of receipt used is at the transporter’s discretion. A transporter who holds a passenger’s documents must give the documents and a copy of the receipt to a CBSA officer when presenting the person for examination.

3. Obligation to Present and Hold Persons for Immigration Examination

Transporters are required to present all persons they carry to Canada for examination and to hold them until the examination is completed. The transporter has complied with the obligation to hold a person for examination when:

  • a CBSA officer informs the transporter that the examination of the person is completed;
  • the person is authorized to enter Canada for further examination or an admissibility hearing; or
  • the person is detained under any Canadian law.

A CBSA officer may request a representative of the transporter to sign Form BSF453, Confirmation by Transporter Regarding Passenger(s) Carried (see Appendix I-5).

Transporters must immediately notify a CBSA officer if a passenger eludes or attempts to elude examination.

4. Obligation to Provide Facilities

Transporters must provide facilities for the holding and examination of persons being carried to Canada unless facilities for the examination and holding of persons are available at the port of entry. At international airports, transporters normally hold their passengers inside the terminal building, provided their passengers are not in transit. Persons arriving on cargo ships, however, must always be held aboard until examinations are completed.

Transporters are required to provide, equip and maintain facilities at ports of entry for the holding and examination of persons being carried to Canada. This requirement applies to commercial transporters and transporters who operate an airport, international bridge or tunnel.

5. Removal Obligations – Carrying Inadmissible Persons from Canada

In certain circumstances, commercial transporters must carry from Canada inadmissible foreign nationals that they bring to Canada. This requirement applies to foreign nationals who:

  • are directed to leave pursuant to Regulation 40(1);
  • are directed back to the United States pursuant to Regulation 41;
  • are allowed to withdraw their application to enter Canada pursuant to Regulation 42; or
  • are subject to an enforceable removal order.

Transporters must transport foreign nationals—subject to enforceable removal orders—from wherever they are situated in Canada to the vehicle in which they will be carried from Canada.

Exemptions

A transporter is not required to carry a foreign national from Canada, if the foreign national at the time of their examination:

  1. was authorized to enter and remain in Canada on a temporary basis;
  2. held a temporary or permanent resident visa; or
  3. was prescribed under section 258 of IRPR and the commercial transporter was not notified before the person was carried to Canada.

A transporter is always required to carry from Canada a foreign national carried to Canada as a crew member, or to become a crew, a member regardless of whether entry was authorized.

Arrangements

CBSA officers will notify transporters of their obligation to carry an inadmissible foreign national from Canada as soon as a removal order becomes enforceable. Form BSF502, Notice to transporter (see Appendix I-7), will normally be the means by which notification is served. Where applicable, the officer will inform the transporter of its obligation to provide an escort or will arrange for the carriage of an escort assigned by the Minister.

After being notified, the transporter must, without delay, notify an officer of the removal arrangements made and carry the foreign national from Canada within 48 hours thereafter. To be acceptable, the arrangements must meet these requirements:

  • The itinerary begins where the foreign national is situated in Canada and ends in the city where the foreign national is to be removed and follows the most direct routing possible;
  • The itinerary does not include a country through which transit has not been approved; and
  • Any connection times must not exceed 12 hours.

Should the transporter fail to make the necessary removal arrangements, a CBSA officer may do so at the transporter’s expense.

Costs

Transporters are required to pay the costs of removing from Canada any foreign national who they carry or cause to be carried from Canada, unless the foreign national falls under one of the removal exemptions outlined earlier in this Guide. Transporters are liable for all costs related to the departure from Canada of a crew member, regardless of the circumstances.

A transporter’s liability for removals and the associated removal costs continues until a foreign national’s immigration case has been resolved, which may take several years in some circumstances.

Removal costs for which a transporter may be liable include:

  • expenses incurred in or outside Canada for the foreign national’s accommodation and transport;
  • accommodation and travel expenses incurred by an escort;
  • fees paid in obtaining passports, travel documents and visas for the foreign national and any escorts;
  • the cost of meals, incidentals and other related expenses;
  • regular and overtime wages paid to escorts and other personnel accompanying the foreign national; and
  • costs or expenses for interpreters or medical or other personnel assisting with the removal.

6. Obligation to Provide Information upon Request

On request of a CBSA officer, transporters are required to provide the following documents without delay, provided the request is made within 72 hours after the presentation for examination of the person in Canada:

  • a copy of the passenger’s ticket;
  • information related to the passenger’s travel itinerary, including the place of embarkation and dates of travel; and
  • information about the passport number and type, or the travel or identity document used by the passenger.

7. Requirement to Deposit Security

In accordance with the Act and the Regulations, transporters are obligated to deposit security if they are directed to do so. Security must be in the form of a cash deposit in Canadian currency. Alternative forms of security will not normally be considered. However, exceptions may occasionally be made if the CBSA has entered into a Regulation 280 Memorandum of Understanding (R280 MoU) with the transporter, provided that the agreement stipulates what type of alternate security would be acceptable (R280 MoU is explained in Part 3).

There are two forms of security:

  • General security is required of all commercial transporters with regular passenger service to Canada. Where the deposit is in cash, interest is paid on general security. The amount of security is determined on the basis of estimates of potential liabilities and on the transporter’s payment and credit record.
  • Case-specific security is required on a case-by-case basis, generally in the marine mode of transportation only. No interest is paid on case-specific security The amount of case-specific security in respect of a crew member, stowaway or any inadmissible person may vary, but will normally be a minimum of Can$25,000 per person. Commercial transporters will be requested in writing to provide a security deposit. When security is received, a departmental official will complete and provide the original official receipt to the transporter (see Appendix I‑6).

When a commercial transporter fails to comply with a direction to post security, the following actions may be taken to enforce the direction:

  • detention of a vehicle or other prescribed good(s) until the transporter complies with the direction or until security is received from a third party; and
  • seizure and sale of a vehicle or other prescribed good(s) if the amount remains unpaid beyond a reasonable period of time.

Should enforcement action be required, Form BSF775, Notice of Detention or Seizure of Vehicle or Prescribed Good will be issued to the transporter.

Where no security has been deposited, detention or seizure of a vehicle or other prescribed good can also be used to collect unpaid liabilities. The transporter is liable to pay all costs associated with the detention or seizure of one of its vehicles.

Immigration Processes at the Port of Entry

Disembarkation Checks – Commercial Air Transporters

Disembarkation checks are conducted on selected flights to identify persons who may have disposed of their travel documents prior to or during the flight. The disembarkation check takes place upon arrival at the port of entry. Persons aboard may be asked to show their travel documents to a CBSA officer before disembarking, or they may be met at the gate. An officer has authority to board and inspect a vehicle and to examine and record documents carried by a person on board a vehicle.

To minimize delays for commercial air transporters, CBSA officers carry out disembarkation checks as quickly as possible. Aircraft are selected for disembarkation checks according to the extent of undocumented arrivals on particular routes, and the availability of CBSA personnel at the port of entry. Port of entry managers have been asked to give advance notice to airlines so that passengers may be notified that they must produce their documentation at disembarkation. Commercial air carriers are requested to cooperate with CBSA personnel in this regard.

Why Disembarkation Checks are Important

High-quality, forged documents or altered, borrowed or stolen genuine documents are often returned to smugglers immediately prior to boarding or to couriers aboard the same aircraft. In other cases, documents are destroyed or hidden aboard the aircraft by persons wishing to conceal their identity, thereby facilitating fraudulent refugee claims and complicating the removal of these persons.

In addition to confirming that undocumented or improperly documented passengers arrived aboard a given flight, disembarkation checks improve the chances of retrieving hidden documents and could lead to the apprehension of a document courier travelling on the same aircraft.

Part 2 – Advance Passenger Information (API), Passenger Name Record (PNR) and the Interactive Advance Passenger Information (IAPI) Initiative

The Customs Act, the Passenger Information (Customs) Regulations, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations require commercial air carriers to provide API and PNR on all passengers destined to Canada and API for all crew members destined to Canada.

The IAPI initiative expands on the current API/PNR Program by requiring that commercial air carriers electronically transmit passenger and crew member information to the CBSA for international flights destined for Canada earlier in the travel continuum. The IAPI functionality gives the CBSA the capacity to provide a board/no-board message to commercial air carriers relating to the passengers onboard the commercial air carrier’s flight. This assists commercial air carriers in determining whether or not to proceed with boarding a passenger pursuant to their transporter obligations.

There are three transmission methods available to commercial air carriers for the purpose of submitting API and PNR data:

  1. MQ/Direct Connect: A direct connection between the client and the CBSA or the client’s service provider and the CBSA.
  2. IAG (Internet API Gateway): An internet portal used to submit API/PNR data online.
  3. Email: clients may email their API data to the CBSA.

Complete passenger API data must be submitted no later than passenger check-in. Any changes to this data must be re‑submitted prior to the flight’s departure. Each successful transmission results in an automated board/no-board message from the CBSA to the commercial air carrier/service provider. Complete crew API data must be submitted no later than one hour prior to the flight’s departure; however, a board/no-board message will not be provided for those identified as crew members. PNR data must be submitted at the time of flight departure.

To assist the transportation industry with the API/PNR program, the CBSA has established a client account support team (CAST) who is responsible for responding to inquiries and providing information to air carriers.

Part 3 – Administration Fees

General (and Exemptions)

Commercial transporters are required to pay administration fees to partially defray the cost of processing certain categories of inadmissible foreign nationals which they carry to Canada. The fees apply when a commercial transporter carries a foreign national who:

  • is inadmissible under section 41 of the Act for failing to meet the requirements of section 6, subsection 7(1), section 7.1 or subsection 50(1) or 52(1) of the Regulations;
  • is prescribed under section 258.1 or whom the transporter has been directed not to carry to Canada under paragraph 148(1)(a) of the Act;
  • is exempt, under subsection 52(2) of the Regulations, from the requirement to hold a passport or travel document but who fails to produce sufficient evidence of their identity;
  • failed to appear for an examination on entry into Canada;
  • entered Canada as a member of a crew or to become a member of a crew and is inadmissible; and
  • is subject to a removal order, or is allowed under section 42 to withdraw their application to enter Canada, and who fails to leave Canada immediately.


Exemptions

Administration fees are waived in respect of:

  • a person referred to in section 39 of the Regulations;
  • a foreign national who is prescribed under section 258.1 and in respect of whom notice under section 270 was not given before the foreign national was carried to Canada, but who holds the necessary documents prescribed under section 259; or
  • a foreign national, other than a foreign national referred to in paragraph 190(3)(c), who seeks to enter Canada to obtain permanent residence and is inadmissible under paragraph 41(a) of the Act for failing to obtain a permanent resident visa as required under section 6, but who is exempted under Division 5 of Part 9 from the requirement to obtain a temporary resident visa.

If a transporter has carried an improperly documented foreign national, the transporter will be notified that it is in violation of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

An electronically generated preliminary notification will be sent to the liable commercial transporter (air mode only), informing them of the violation and providing as much detail as possible (see Appendix I-1).

Each time an administration fee is assessed against a commercial transporter, the company will receive a Notice of Assessment (see Appendix I-3), which is served by electronic transmission.

The transporter may contest the administration fee by filing a written submission within 30 days of receipt of the Notice of Assessment. The exact deadline for filing the submission is indicated on the Notice of Assessment. In its submission, a transporter must clearly indicate the reason for appeal and provide any information or material it is relying upon to dispute the transporter violation indicated on the Notice of Assessment. The CBSA’s delegate will review each submission and confirm, cancel or vary the assessment. The final decision is conveyed in writing to the transporter. If a submission is not received by the deadline indicated on the Notice of Assessment, the assessment becomes final and the transporter is liable for the administration fee.

Note: Submissions are considered only in response to a Notice of Assessment. Transporters should not make submissions in response to receipt of the aforementioned electronic preliminary notification.

Regulation 280 Memorandum of Understanding

The R280 MoU Program is a collaborative program whereby the CBSA and a commercial airline enter into an agreement in an effort to prevent and reduce the number of improperly documented foreign nationals who are carried to Canada.

Both parties agree to certain undertakings that are designed to enhance the effectiveness of document screening and fraud detection. For example, commercial transporters are required to use trained personnel to screen documents, while the CBSA undertakes to provide appropriate training to enable them to do so effectively. A commercial airline that agrees to implement effective and ongoing document screening and fraud detection procedures may benefit from reduced administration fees. The Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations lists the elements that must be included in the MoU.

Commercial airlines are also required to perform a secondary examination of documents, known as a gate check. This ensures that the documents are still in the person’s possession upon boarding the vehicle and have not already been returned to a smuggler for «recycling.»

Commercial airlines are also required to perform a secondary examination of documents to В confirm В the identities of the passengers boarding the vehicle.

The administration fees assessed against commercial airlines that remain compliant to the terms of the MoU may be reduced by 25 percent, 50 percent, 75 percent or 100 percent. The actual reduction will be determined based on the commercial airline’s degree of success in adhering to the performance standards set out in the MoU.

Part 4 – Document Requirements

There are three main categories of persons defined by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, in terms of requirements when seeking entry into Canada:

  • Persons with a right of entry as per section 19: Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents and Registered Indians;
  • Persons seeking entry to become permanent residents; and
  • Persons seeking entry to become temporary residents.

1. Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents and Registered Indians

Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents of Canada and Registered Indians in Canada can enter Canada by right. To be accepted for travel, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents and Registered Indians must be able to produce satisfactory evidence of their identity and status.

A Canadian passport is the only reliable and universally accepted identification document that proves that the holder has a right to return to and enter Canada. The Government of Canada recommends that Canadian citizens and Canadian-born Registered Indians travel with a valid Canadian passport for all visits abroad, including the United States.

Commercial transporters should refer Canadian citizens making international travel bookings to the «Traveller’s Checklist» on the Global Affairs Canada website at www.travel.gc.ca.

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Canadian Citizens

The following travel documents are proof of Canadian citizenship for the purpose of international travel:

  • Canada Regular Passport
  • Canada Diplomatic Passport
  • Canada Special Passport
  • Canada Temporary Passport
  • Canada Emergency Travel Document
  • Canada Travel Document

Note: Documents such as Canadian Citizenship Certificates (CCC), birth certificates and driver’s licenses are not travel documents. Transporters should perform their due diligence when faced with a passenger claiming to be a Canadian citizen but not possessing a Canadian travel document.

The Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) and Enhanced Identification Card (EIC) (non-drivers) are alternative travel documents denoting the holder’s identity and citizenship for border-crossing purposes solely at U.S. land and marine POEs.

Registered Indians

The Certificate of Indian Status (CIS) or the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) is not a travel document, nor is it proof of Canadian citizenship. It is an identity document issued by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada to confirm that the cardholder is registered as a Status Indian under the Indian Act.

Permanent Residents of Canada

Permanent Residents (PRs) of Canada must travel with a valid Canadian Permanent Resident card. Transporters should not board passengers claiming to be Canadian PRs who are not in possession of proof of their status, or who are travelling with an expired PR card.

The following documents are considered proof of Canadian permanent resident status:

  • Government of Canada Permanent Resident Card. A valid Permanent Resident Card, accompanied by a valid foreign passport is proof of permanent resident status for international travel purposes. The card has an expiry date and is valid for either five years or one year.
  • Permanent Resident travel document (visa counterfoil). Permanent residents outside Canada who do not have a Permanent Resident card and who would be unable to otherwise return to Canada may obtain a PR travel document from a Canadian mission abroad. This is a counterfoil in the same format as a visa and is affixed to the PR’s passport or travel document.

Permanent residents may also travel to Canada with a Canadian Refugee Travel Document, a Canadian Certificate of Identity or a Single Journey Travel Document. В Where a permanent resident travels on one of these documents, the permanent resident must be in possession of a permanent resident card or permanent resident travel document (counterfoil).

2. Foreign Nationals Travelling to Become Permanent Residents (Intending Immigrants)

Foreign nationals from visa-required countries and protected persons selected abroad, regardless of their nationality, require a PR visa when travelling to Canada to become a PR. Foreign nationals from eTA required countries will be issued an eFoil (similar to an eTA) in order to facilitate boarding of their flight to Canada.

In addition to the PR visa counterfoil or eFoil, a foreign national travelling to Canada to become a PR must hold one of the following documents as prescribed by section 259 of the IRPR:

  • a passport, other than a diplomatic, official or similar passport, that was issued by the country of which the foreign national is a citizen or national;
  • a travel document that was issued by the country of which the foreign national is a citizen or national;
  • an identity or travel document that was issued by a country to non-national residents, refugees or stateless persons who are unable to obtain a passport or other travel document from their country of citizenship or nationality or who have no country of citizenship or nationality;
  • a refugee travel paper issued by the Minister;
  • a travel document that was issued by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland, to enable and facilitate emigration;
  • a passport or travel document that was issued by the Palestinian Authority;
  • an exit visa that was issued by the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics to its citizens who were compelled to relinquish their Soviet nationality in order to emigrate from that country;
  • a passport issued by the United Kingdom to a British National (Overseas), as a person born, naturalized or registered in Hong Kong;
  • a passport issued by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China;
  • a passport issued by the United Kingdom to a British Subject; or
  • a temporary travel document.

Regular passports

Regular passports are acceptable for foreign nationals seeking to become PRs so long as the passport is issued by the country of which the foreign national is a citizen or national. As some countries occasionally issue passports to non-citizens, it is important to check the passport holder’s nationality, as indicated on the biographical page of the document.

Note: Diplomatic, official or similar passports are not acceptable documents for foreign nationals seeking to become permanent residents.

Single Journey Document for Resettlement in Canada

This document is a temporary Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) travel document issued by a Canadian mission abroad to foreign nationals who are determined to be members of the Convention Refugees abroad or the humanitarian-protected persons abroad classes who are travelling to Canada for resettlement and who hold a permanent resident visa.

The document is printed on form IMM 5485B. It is signed and dated by the issuing visa officer. A photograph of the holder is attached to the form and covered by a clear immigration protective seal. The form must contain a valid and subsisting permanent resident visa, which is also covered by a separate immigration protective seal.

International Committee of the Red Cross Travel Document

This document is an acceptable travel document for foreign nationals who are seeking to travel to Canada to become permanent residents. The PR visa must be affixed to the document.

It is acceptable for only one trip to Canada, within the validity period of the document.

Note: It is not acceptable for foreign nationals seeking to become temporary residents.

3. Foreign Nationals Travelling to Become Temporary Residents (Visit/Study/Work)

A foreign national travelling to Canada to become a temporary resident must hold one of the following prescribed documents as per section 259 of the IRP Regulations:

  • a passport that was issued by the country of which the foreign national is a citizen or national, that does not prohibit travel to Canada; and that the foreign national may use to enter the country of issue;
  • a travel document that was issued by the country of which the foreign national is a citizen or national, that does not prohibit travel to Canada and that the foreign national may use to enter the country of issue;
  • an identity or travel document that was issued by a country that does not prohibit travel to Canada, that the foreign national may use to enter the country of issue and that is of the type issued by that country to non-national residents, refugees or stateless persons who are unable to obtain a passport or other travel document from their country of citizenship or nationality or who have no country of citizenship or nationality;
  • refugee travel papers issued by the Government of Canada;
  • a laissez-passer that was issued by the United Nations;
  • a passport or travel document that was issued by the Palestinian Authority;
  • a document that was issued by the Organization of American States and is entitled «Official Travel Document»;
  • a passport issued by the United Kingdom to a British Overseas citizen;
  • a passport issued by the United Kingdom to a British National (Overseas), as a person born, naturalized or registered in Hong Kong;
  • a passport issued by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China; or
  • a passport issued by the United Kingdom to a British subject.

In addition to one of the above documents, a foreign national must also hold:

  • a visa; or
  • an electronic travel authorization (eTA).

Regular passports

Regular passports are acceptable for foreign nationals seeking to become temporary residents so long as the passport:

  • is valid for the period authorized for their stay;
  • В is issued by the country of which they are a citizen or national;
  • В does not prohibit travel to Canada, and;
  • В may be used to enter the issuing country.

Diplomatic and official passports

Diplomatic and official passports are acceptable for foreign nationals seeking to become temporary residents only in cases where the passport does not prohibit travel to Canada and guarantees re-entry of the foreign national into the issuing country during the validity period of the document. The issuing authority must be recognized by Canada.

Group passport

Group passports with a limited validity are issued by some countries to provide an easy and cost-effective way for groups of young people to attend events in other countries or to participate in organized school tours of other countries. Other purposes for group passports include facilitating the management of travel by sports teams or religious pilgrims to destination countries, and ensuring that nationals of the issuing country enter and leave the destination country as a group. A group passport is acceptable only for temporary resident purposes, provided it is issued to members of organized parties and athletic teams, and that it meets the following conditions:

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Note: Electronic travel authorizations (eTA) are not issued to group passports.

Certificate of Identity

The Certificate of Identity is acceptable for foreign nationals with temporary resident visas seeking to become temporary residents, provided that:

  • it does not prohibit travel to Canada; and
  • the holder may use it to re-enter the issuing country during the validity period of the document.

Laissez-passer issued by the United Nations

The United Nations (UN) laissez-passer is issued by the United Nations to its officials, under Article VII of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations. The laissez-passer is issued exclusively to UN officials travelling on official UN business that is paid for or authorized by the UN or a specialized agency of the UN.

The laissez-passer is usually used in conjunction with the officials’ national passports. Temporary resident visas should be affixed to the UN laissez-passer if the visa-required holder is planning to enter Canada by way of that document rather than a national passport.

Note: eTAs are not issued to a UN laissez-passer. Therefore, eTA-required foreign nationals must travel with their foreign passport that is linked to a valid eTA.

Official Travel Document issued by the Organization of American States (OAS)

The OAS Official Travel Document is acceptable for foreign nationals seeking to become temporary residents with a temporary resident visa, if applicable to their nationality. The OAS Official Travel Document is issued to officials of the Organization of American States travelling on OAS business. It is a dark blue booklet containing the name, date of birth and photograph of the holder, and identifies the holder as travelling on official OAS business. Temporary resident visas should be affixed to the OAS travel document if the visa-required foreign national is planning to enter Canada by way of that document rather than a national passport.

Note: eTAs are not issued to an OAS travel document. Therefore, eTA-required foreign nationals must travel with their foreign passport that is linked to a valid eTA.

Refugee Travel Document

Refugee Travel Documents are acceptable for foreign nationals with temporary resident visas (if required) seeking to become temporary residents.

Note: Lawful permanent residents of the U.S. can apply for an eTA with a valid U.S. Refugee Travel Document.

Single Journey Travel Document

IRCC may issue a Single Journey Travel Document (SJTD) in limited circumstances to persons who are unable to obtain a prescribed travel document. The document, which is a paper form resembling the Single Journey Document for Resettlement to Canada, will always be endorsed with a Canadian visa counterfoil covered with an immigration protective seal and a photograph of the holder covered with a protective seal.

The SJTD is issued to individuals, not families. Children are not included in their parent’s document, but receive their own. Individuals approved by a visa officer for temporary or permanent residence who are inadmissible due to the lack of a prescribed document and are therefore approved for temporary resident permit issuance may be issued a SJTD. Because of the lack of a prescribed document under R259, a temporary resident permit counterfoil coded PA-1 must be affixed to the SJTD. The individual coming to Canada temporarily under a SJTD must have documents valid for return to their country.

Travel Document Exemptions for Temporary Residents (Visitors)

As per subsection 52(2) of the Regulations travel documents are not required by:

  • U.S. citizens
  • French citizens who are residents of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon and who travel directly to Canada from Saint-Pierre and Miquelon; provided they are French citizens, residents of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon do not require passports to travel from Saint-Pierre and Miquelon to Canada directly. However, citizens of France that are resident of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon presenting other documents may not be able to satisfy a CBSA officer that they are exempt from the entry document requirements.
  • Members of the armed forces of a country that is a designated state for the purposes of the Visiting Forces Act, seeking entry to carry out official duties (other than persons designated as a civilian component of those armed forces). The foreign national must be a member of the military of a designated country under the Visiting Forces Act, however, they do not need to be a national of that country.
  • Persons who are seeking to enter Canada as, or in order to become, members of a crew of a means of air transportation and who hold an airline flight crew license or crew member certificate issued in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization specifications.

Crew licenses and crew member certificates are acceptable in lieu of passports or travel documents and in lieu of a temporary resident visa. It is issued in accordance with ICAO specifications, is a certificate issued by the State in which the aircraft is registered. The certificate is approximately 6 x 4 inches and shows the name, address, date and place of birth, nationality or citizenship, name of the employing airline and description of duties, as well as the photograph and signature of the holder. Although the return of the holder to the territory of the issuing country is guaranteed, the certificate is valid for use only during the term of employment and while the holder is actually serving as a member of the operating crew of an aircraft.

  • Persons seeking to enter Canada as a member of a crew who hold a seafarer’s identity document issued under International Labour Organization conventions and are members of the crew of the vessel that carries them to Canada.

U.S. Citizens/Nationals

Although exempt from document entry requirements, U.S. citizens must satisfy a CBSA officer of their status and identity. Documents that can be used for proof of U.S. citizenship are:

  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Passport Card (for land and marine travel only)
  • NEXUS card (see Part 6 for more information)
  • Enhanced Driver’s License (for land and marine travel only

U.S. Permanent Residents

All permanent residents of the United States are required to carry an eTA. Therefore their foreign passport must be linked to a valid eTA. They must also travel with proof of their permanent resident status in order to substantiate their visa exemption.


The following documents are proof of U.S. permanent residence:

Note: In some situations, a passenger may have an extension sticker placed directly on their U.S. PR card in lieu of a traditional I-551 stamp. Although considered acceptable for proof of U.S. PR status, transporters should exercise their due diligence when boarding these passengers.

4. Temporary Resident Visa Exemptions

Temporary resident visa exemptions are granted to the following: nationals of designated countries; holders of certain documents; and to certain foreign nationals. Exemptions are based on the purpose of their travel.

Nationals of designated countries

The requirement to obtain a temporary resident visa is waived for citizens of certain countries. The Government of Canada provides a complete and up-to-date listing of persons who do and do not require visas to travel to Canada.

Holders of certain documents

Holders of the following documents are exempted from the requirement to obtain a temporary resident visa:

  • A passport that contains a diplomatic acceptance, a consular acceptance or an official acceptance;
  • A passport or travel document issued by the Holy See;
  • A national Israeli passport;
  • Note: It is important to distinguish between national Israeli passports that are visa-exempt and Israeli Travel Documents that are not visa-exempt, since the two documents are very similar in appearance.
  • A passport issued by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China;

Note: Holders of the Macau Special Administrative Region (Macau SAR) passport issued by the People’s Republic of China require temporary resident visas when coming to Canada for a temporary purpose.

  • If the document states that the holder is re-admissible to the United Kingdom, the holder requires a temporary resident visa.
  • If the document states that the holder is «subject to control under the Immigration Act, 1971,» and there is a further endorsement that reads «Indefinite leave to enter and remain in the United Kingdom,» the passport is acceptable for travel to Canada; however, intending temporary residents with this endorsement require a temporary resident visa.
  • If the document states that the holder is «subject to control under the Immigration Act, 1971» with no further endorsements, the passport is an acceptable travel document for travel to Canada; however, intending temporary residents with this endorsement require a temporary resident visa.)

Purpose of travel:

Foreign nationals travelling for the following specified purposes are exempted from the requirement to obtain a temporary resident visa:

  • Those travelling to Canada as a member of a crew of a means of transportation other than a vessel or to become a member of a crew of a means of transportation other than a vessel, or to transit through Canada after working, or to work, as a member of a crew of a means of transportation other than a vessel, if they possess a ticket for departure from Canada within 24 hours after their arrival in Canada;
  • Those travelling to Canada to transit as a passenger on a flight stopping in Canada for the sole purpose of refueling and is in possession of a visa to enter the United States and his/her flight is bound for that country, or he/she was lawfully admitted to the United States and his/her flight originated in that country;
  • Those travelling to Canada to carry out official duties as a member of the armed forces of a country that is a designated state for the purposes of the Visiting Forces Act;
  • Those travelling to Canada to conduct inspections of the flight operation procedures or cabin safety of a commercial air carrier operating international flights;
  • Those travelling to Canada to participate as an accredited representative or as an adviser to an aviation acc >

Note: As some countries allow non-nationals to join their military, to qualify for the visa exemption under the Visiting Forces Act the foreign national must be a member of the military of a designated country under the Visiting Forces Act , however, they do not need to be a national of that country.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Exemptions

Most foreign nationals from visa-exempt countries now require an eTA to travel to or transit through Canada.

For a full, up-to-date listing of all foreign nationals that are exempt from the requirement to hold an eTA, visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website.

Temporary Resident Permits

All temporary resident permits are printed in Canada; however, under certain circumstances they may be issued at a Canadian mission overseas in advance of a foreign national’s arrival in Canada. When issued overseas, a visa-required foreign national will have a visa counterfoil placed inside of their travel document. Foreign nationals that are eTA-required will have an eFoil linked to their travel document. This eFoil is not a physical document, instead, it functions in a similar manner to an eTA and will allow the foreign national to be verified through the CBSA’s Interactive Advance Passenger Information System.

Once the foreign national arrives at the port of entry the CBSA officer will process and print the temporary resident permit. The printed permit is not a travel document, even though it may authorize re-entry to Canada. If the temporary resident permit holders leave Canada, they are subject to regular document requirements.

Contiguous Territory

This re-entry condition does not apply if the foreign national exits the aforementioned territories for any reason, such as cruise ships or other vessels that briefly enter international waters.

In addition, travellers that are granted entry into Canada for a period of less than six months, or travellers who have extended their stay after arrival, may be issued a visitor record (IMM1442 ). Holders of a val >Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon or the United States without obtaining a new temporary resident visa or eTA , prov >re-entry to Canada and are still within the period of authorized stay.

5. Crew Members

Foreign nationals entering Canada as crew members, or to become members of a crew, must join the vessel or other means of transportation within the period imposed or, if no period is imposed, within 48 hours. Crew members must leave Canada within 72 hours after ceasing to be crew members.

Notification Requirements

A transporter must immediately notify a CBSA officer at the nearest port of entry when a foreign national granted entry as, or to become, a crew member fails to become or ceases to be a crew member. This information must be provided in writing at the request of an officer. Persons cease to be members of a crew if:

  • they have deserted or an officer has reasonable grounds to believe that they have deserted;
  • they have been hospitalized and have failed to return to the vehicle or to leave Canada within 72 hours after leaving the hospital; or
  • they have been discharged or are otherwise unable or unwilling to perform their duties as a member of a crew and failed to leave Canada within 72 hours after the discharge or after they first became unable or unwilling to perform their duties.

Financial Liability for Crew Members

Regardless of the circumstances, commercial transporters are liable for all costs related to the departure and removal of their crew members from Canada. They are also liable for the costs of all medical treatment administered in Canada. If a crew member remains in Canada illegally after ceasing to be, or failing to become a crew member, the commercial transporter is liable to pay an administration fee.

Document Exemptions for Crew Members

Exemptions from passport requirement

The following do not require a passport:

  • Foreign nationals travelling to Canada as, or to become crew members of an aircraft and who hold an airline flight crew licence or a crew member certificate issued in accordance with International Civil Aviation Organization specifications; and
  • Foreign nationals arriving in Canada as crew members of a vessel who hold a seafarer’s identity document issued under International Labour Organization conventions. These individuals do require a passport, however, if travelling to Canada by air or by other means for the purpose of becoming a member of the crew of a vessel which is already in Canada.
Exemptions from temporary resident visa requirement

The following do not require a temporary resident visa:

  • Foreign nationals who seek to enter Canada as, or to become crew members of an aircraft, train or bus; or
  • В Foreign nationals who seek to transit through Canada after working, or to work, as crew members of an aircraft, train or bus if they possess a ticket to depart Canada within 24 hours of their arrival; or
  • Foreign nationals who are carried to Canada by a vessel of which they are crew members and are seeking to enter Canada as a crew member of that vessel and to remain in Canada solely as a crew member of that vessel or any other vessel. These individuals do require a visa, however, if they are seeking to enter Canada to join a vessel as a crew member and are citizens of a country whose citizens require a temporary resident visa.

Employment letters containing ship-joining instructions do not meet the documentary requirements for crew members. Carriers should not board persons presenting such letters unless the holders also carry the passports and visas required for travel to Canada.

Exemption from work permit requirement

Foreign nationals working as crew members of ships in Canada do not require a work permit, provided that the ship on which they are employed, or are to join, is of foreign registry and is engaged in international transportation or other activities. Crew members may not, however, work aboard vessels which require coasting trade licenses or perform dockside functions such as the loading or unloading of cargo, without a work permit. Foreign nationals working as crew members aboard any ship of Canadian registry (e.g. fishing vessel, research vessel or pleasure yacht) require a work permit. For more information see Section 5, Crew Members.

Exemption from eTA requirement

The following are exempt from the requirement to obtain an eTA:

  • Foreign nationals seeking to enter Canada as a member of a crew or to become a member of a crew of an aircraft; and
  • Foreign nationals seeking to enter and remain in Canada solely to transit through Canada after working, or to work, as a member of a crew of an aircraft, provided that they possess a ticket for departure from Canada within 24 hours of their arrival.

6. Minors

Travel Document and Visa/eTA Requirements

Minor children are subject to the same travel document and visa/eTA requirements as adults.

Minor Children Travelling Alone or With Persons Other Than Both Parents

When travelling with children, a consent letter is strongly recommended and may be requested by immigration authorities when entering or leaving a foreign country or by Canadian officials when re-entering Canada. The letter should contain:

  • authorization for the child to travel with another person and to be outside the country;
  • the name and telephone number of the parents/guardian; and
  • the destination and length of stay in Canada.

Adoptive parents, legal guardians or persons separated or divorced are advised to keep legal and other relevant documents available in order to clarify custody rights.

Suspected Abduction

If you suspect child abduction, you should establish whether or not the traveller possesses a consent letter for travel with the child. If an adult claims to be a parent with legal custody, ask him or her to produce a copy of a separation or divorce agreement, or a custody order.

You can refer to the Canada’s Missing website to verify whether or not a child has been listed. Police authorities in the country of embarkation may also be able to provide assistance in this regard.

Refer to the Government of Canada’s travel website for more Information on travelling with children.

Part 5 – Document Examinations

When examining documents presented by a person for travel to Canada, check them carefully to determine that they are:

  • genuine and unaltered;
  • valid (not expired); and
  • being used by the rightful holder (the photograph and personal details are those of the person in front of you).

1. Seven Steps for Examining a Passport

Step 1: Examine the cover

  • Is the document from an actual country or one that does not exist?
  • Are the printing, coat of arms and cover material of high quality?

Step 2: Examine the binding

  • Are the cover and passport pages properly aligned both at the cover and the edge of the passport?
  • Is the binding consistent and tight?

Step 3: Count the pages

  • The passport generally states how many pages it contains. Count them to ensure they are all there and in sequence.
  • The colours and page number positions should be consistent from page to page.
  • Perforated passport numbers should line up perfectly. Laser perforations will decrease in size with the largest holes at the beginning of the document and the smallest holes at the end.

Step 4: Assess the quality of the paper

  • Watermarks should be visible only when examining a single passport page through transmitted light. They should not be visible when the page lies against the other passport pages.
  • Look for ultraviolet features such as ink fluorescence and security threads on all pages of the document.

Step 5: Assess the quality of the printing

  • Check for malformations, breaks or merging of letters.

Step 6: Biographical data page

  • Make sure the physical description matches the individual presenting the document. Pay particular attention to age, height and eye colour.
  • Check the expiry date for validity and examine the date for alterations.
  • Examine any optically variable devices, such as metal patches displaying movement and optically variable ink, for colour change.
  • Spelling should be accurate. Counterfeit documents often have spelling errors.

Step 7: Examine the photograph

  • Does the picture match the person in front of you? (See also Section 3.3 Identifying impostors.)

  • Check for signs of disturbance around the photo (especially where the photo is closest to the edge of the passport). The photo should be evenly trimmed and should not have scissor cuts around the edges.
  • If the photo is a digital image, make sure the image is of high quality and has good definition.
  • Do the stamps or dry seals on the picture show any signs of irregularity, such as badly matched lines or lettering, or differences in ink colour on the portion of the stamp that overlaps the photo?

2. Visa Examination

When examining a passport, you should also look for a temporary resident visa if one is required (see www.cic.gc.ca for lists of countries and territories whose citizens require a temporary resident visa).

Here are a few steps that will help establish the authenticity of a temporary resident visa.

  • Check the name on the visa and make sure it matches the name on the passport. A different name indicates that the visa has been removed from another passport.
  • Ensure the temporary resident visa is still valid and has not expired.
  • Verify whether the temporary resident visa is for a single entry or multiple entries. If it is a single entry, ensure it has not already been used for travel. A diagonal line drawn across the visa indicates that the visa has already been used; you can also check the passport for a stamp indicating a date of entry to Canada that is between the date the visa was issued and the date it expires.
  • Look for signs of tampering such as tears in the paper or smudges in the ink, specifically around the passport number and the name areas.
  • Quick check of security features:
    • Kinegram OVD: fine details and colour shifting;
    • Die cutting/shatter cuts: A maple leaf out on the left edge;
    • Intaglio printing: «feel of steel» over the words Canada and Visa;
    • Latent image: Hidden design/text within Intaglio;
    • Exploding font/growing numbers on the right edge.

3. Identifying Impostors

An impostor is someone who carries genuine, unaltered documents that belong to someone else. If you suspect a person is an impostor, take the following steps.

  • Examine the document in the presence of the holder;
  • Divide the face into segments: eyes, ears, mouth, nose, shape of the face (jaw line) and any distinguishing features; and
  • Compare each of the person’s features with the photo of the document. Check distances between mouth and nose, nose and chin, and the alignment of the eyes to ears and mouth to ears.

Remember that hair and weight can change over time and are not reliable for impostor identification.

Part 6 – Transit Without Visa and China Transit Programs

Transit Without Visa Program

The CBSA and IRCC have established the Transit Without Visa (TWOV) Program. The program allows certain foreign nationals to transit a participating Canadian international airport, on their way to and from the United States, without a Canadian temporary resident visa or eTA if they meet specific requirements.

Foreign Nationals from the following countries qualify for the Transit Without Visa (TWOV) Program:

  • Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • Taiwan (Taiwan passport holders who do not qualify for the visa exemption to visit Canada may still benefit from the TWOV program)
  • Philippines

All foreign nationals who qualify for the TWOV Program must also meet these conditions:

  • They hold a valid passport or travel document issued by the country of which they are a citizen;
  • They had a valid U.S. visa to enter the United States;
  • They travel to Canada on an approved airline;
  • They transit through an approved Canadian airport; and
  • They depart Canada within 24 hours of arrival.

Travellers whose flight is cancelled or delayed and whose layover is more than 24 hours are no longer eligible to transit Canada under the TWOV Program and must proceed to a CBSA officer for examination.

In addition to the conditions above, there are specific program requirements depending on whether a TWOV eligible foreign national is travelling to the United States or travelling from the United States.

For additional information, consult Transit Without Visa Program.

China Transit Program

  • They hold a valid passport issued by the People’s Republic of China;
  • They had a valid U.S. visa to enter the United States;
  • They travel to Canada on an approved airline;
  • They transit through an approved Canadian airport; and
  • They depart Canada within 24 hours of arrival.

Travellers whose flight is cancelled or delayed and whose layover is more than 24 hours are no longer eligible to transit Canada under the CTP and must proceed to a CBSA officer for examination.

In addition to the conditions above, there are specific program requirements depending on whether a CTP-approved Chinese national is travelling to the United States or travelling from the United States.

For additional information consult China Transit Program.

Part 7 – Trusted Traveller Programs

The CBSA trusted traveller programs provide low-risk travellers with an alternative means of examination when crossing the border. Approved members use automated self-serve kiosks at participating airports, dedicated lanes at land border sites and telephone reporting in the marine mode to clear the border with minimal delays. Program participants must comply with the requirements of the IRPA and IRPR, the Customs Act and Regulations and laws/regulations enforced by the CBSA and its U.S. counterpart, Customs and Border Protection, for bilateral programs.

1. NEXUS

The NEXUS program is jointly administered by the CBSA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. To benefit from expedited passage, citizens and permanent residents of Canada and the U.S. who are holding a valid NEXUS card must enter Canada or the United States at a NEXUS designated lane. However, the NEXUS card can also be used to prove identification and denote citizenship:

  • By air: can be used as a primary travel document by citizens of the U.S. and Canadacoming from the United States only—using automated self-serve kiosks available at designated international airports;
  • At land and marine ports of entry: can be used as a primary travel document by citizens of the U.S and Canada in all lanes or marine ports of entry.

If you are not a NEXUS member or are transporting persons into Canada that are not NEXUS members, you must use conventional processing lanes.

Regardless of mode of transportation, Canadian PRs must also present a valid PR card and passport. U.S. PRs are eTA required and must present a valid PR card and their passport which is linked to an eTA.

Note: Only one citizenship is listed on a NEXUS card. As such, when using non-NEXUS lanes, members with dual citizenship may be required to present proof of their second citizenship. NEXUS members must always comply with all document requirements.

2. CANPASS

CANPASS offers a suite of domestic programs. CANPASS-Air is a domestic trusted traveller program administered solely by the CBSA and is available only for travellers using commercial air carriers. Members of the program are able to use self-serve kiosks at eight Class 1 airports in Canada to expedite their border clearance procedures. Members are issued a CANPASS Air membership card and have their iris biometric photographed, which facilitates their use of the automated kiosks. Program guidelines indicate that members must carry appropriate documents to confirm their identity and citizenship/permanent resident status, such as a Canadian passport or a Canadian permanent resident card. The program does not offer members expedited passage privileges in other modes of transportation.

CANPASS Private and Corporate Air are programs from the CANPASS suite which are administered solely by the CBSA and are designed to facilitate and expedite the passage of Canadian and United States citizens and permanent residents arriving in Canada using non-commercial carriers at designated airports. Members of these programs must carry appropriate documents to confirm their identity and citizenship/permanent resident status, such as a Canadian passport or a Canadian permanent resident card, and the memberships cannot be used to expedite passage when using commercial carriers.

CANPASS Private Boats is also solely administered by the CBSA and is designed to facilitate and expedite the marine arrival of Canadian and United States citizens and permanent residents arriving in Canada on private watercraft. Members of these programs must carry appropriate documents to confirm their identity and citizenship/permanent resident status, such as a Canadian passport or a Canadian permanent resident card, and the membership cannot be used to expedite the passage in other modes of transportation.

Part 8 – Support to Transporters

This guide is one of several CBSA initiatives to help transporters meet their obligations under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.

This section outlines the other types of support offered by the CBSA.

1. Advice and Training Available Overseas

Overseas, a transporter’s point of contact is the closest Canadian mission. CBSA Liaison Officers (LOs) are specially trained officers stationed at selected embassies and consulates around the world. They are mandated to gather information on illegal migration trends in their area and to provide support and assistance to transporters.

This support may include training transporter staff who are directly responsible for document screening, responding to transporter inquiries regarding problematic situations, and providing advice to boarding agents at airports. It is important to note that the support offered by the LO network is focused on document screening and fraud detection. Transporters and their staff should refrain from contacting LOs for technical questions (such as visa requirements), or to simply have an LO validate their decision to board or deny boarding to a passenger.

The CBSA offers training and assistance to transporter personnel for the following: Canadian document requirements; document screening; fraud detection; security measures (marine); and the use of technical aids, such as ultraviolet lights. Requests for training should be addressed to the appropriate CBSA LO.

2. Intelligence Information and Trend Analysis

The CBSA aims to keep transporters informed of the latest illegal migration trends. Transporters are encouraged to contribute intelligence data by reporting all confirmed interceptions, either to the CBSA or to another contact person at a Canadian embassy or consulate abroad.

Part 9 – CBSA Liaison Officers (LOs)

Region Mission Telephone Areas of responsibility
Africa and Middle East Accra (233-30) 221-1544 Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, St. Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Togo
Africa and Middle East Amman (+962-6) 590-1527 Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories (Gaza), Palestinian Territories (West Bank), Syria
Africa and Middle East Dubai (971-4) 404-8514 Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Africa and Middle East Istanbul 90 212 385-9711 Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Africa and Middle East Nairobi (254-20) 366-3530 Burundi, Comoros Islands, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Republic of Congo, Republic of South Sudan, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda
Africa and Middle East Pretoria (27) 12 422-3026 Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, RГ©union, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Africa and Middle East Rabat 212 537 544870 Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Gambia, Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Guinea-Bissau, Republic of Guinea, Chad, Senegal
Europe Berlin (49-30) 20312-422
(49-30) 20312-424
Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia
Europe Brussels (32) 2 741 0665 World Customs Organization, European Union (Commission, Council, Parliament, Frontex, OLAF [European anti-fraud office], Europol)
Europe London (44) 207 004 6072
(44) 207 004 6370
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
Europe Paris (33-1) 4443-2432
(33-6) 0725-7134
Andorra, France, Gibraltar, Lichtenstein, Monaco, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland
Europe Rome (39-06) 85444-3530 Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia
Europe The Hague (31-70) 311-1685 Belgium, Luxembourg, The Netherlands
Europe Vienna (43-1) 531 38-3403
(43-1) 531 38-3402
Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia
Europe Warsaw (48-1) 734-214-446 Belarus, Poland, Russia, Ukraine
North and Central America Los Angeles (213) 346-2783 United States of America (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington State, Wyoming)
North and Central America Mexico City (52-55) 9182-1543 Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
North and Central America Miami (305) 579-1617 Bahamas, Dutch Caribbean (Saba, Saint Eustatius, Saint Maarten), United States of America (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands)
North and Central America New York (212) 596-1715 Bermuda, Saint Pierre et Miquelon (France), United States of America (Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin)
North and Central America Panama City (507) 294-2525 Costa Rica, Dutch Caribbean (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao), Panama
North and Central America Washington, D.C. (202) 682-7600 United States of America (Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia)
South America and Caribbean Bogota (57-1) 657-982 Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela
South America and Caribbean Kingston (876) 733-3425 Barbados, Cayman Islands, French Guiana, Guyana, Grenada, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
South America and Caribbean Lima (511) 319-3370 Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay
South America and Caribbean Santo Domingo (809) 262-3123
(809) 262-3111
Anguilla (U.K.), Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, French Antilles (Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint BarthГ©lemy, Saint Martin), Haiti, Montserrat (U.K.), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Turks and Caicos Islands
South America and Caribbean Sao Paulo (55-11) 5509-4334 Brazil
South Asia Colombo (94-11) 522-6207 Maldives, Sri Lanka
South Asia Islamabad (92-51) 208-6417 Afghanistan, Pakistan
South Asia New Delhi (91-11) 4178-2430 Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal
South East Asia Bangkok (66-2) 646-4349
(66-2) 646-4348
Cambodia, Laos, Union of Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Vietnam
South East Asia Canberra (61-2) 6270-4058 Australia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
South East Asia Kuala Lumpur (60-3) 2718-3314 Indonesia, Malaysia
South East Asia Singapore (65) 6854-5920 Brunei, Philippines, Singapore, Timor Leste
East Asia Beijing (86-10) 5139-4380 Mongolia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), People’s Republic of China (remainder of provinces in China not covered by the LO in Shanghai)
East Asia Hong Kong (852) 2847-7421 Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan
East Asia Shanghai (86-10) 5139-4380 People’s Republic of China (Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shanghai, Zhejiang provinces)
East Asia Tokyo (81-3) 5412-6465 Japan, Guam, Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Part 10 – Document Images and Exemplars

1. Canada – Regular Passport

Canada – Regular Passport

Image is of the navy blue cover and the first page of a specimen Canadian passport. The cover has the Royal Arms of Canada emblazoned in the centre. The words » passport•passeport » and the international e-passport symbol are inscribed below the coat of arms, and the word » Canada » above. The first page includes the photo of the holder, the passport type, issuing country, passport number, the issuance and expiry dates of the passport and this biographical information: first and last name, nationality, date of birth, gender, place of birth and signature. The passport page ends with a Machine Readable Zone.

2. Canada – Special Passport

Canada – Special Passport

Image is of the dark green cover and the first two pages of a specimen Canadian passport. The cover has the Royal Arms of Canada emblazoned in the centre. The words » special passport•passeport special » and the international e-passport symbol are inscribed below the coat of arms, and the word » Canada » above. The first page includes a small photo of the holder, an emblem of small flags across the top and a bar code. The second, main page, includes the passport type, issuing country, passport number, the issuance and expiry dates of the passport and this biographical information: first and last name, nationality, date of birth, gender, place of birth and signature. The passport page ends with a Machine Readable Zone.

3. Canada – Temporary Passport

Canada – Temporary Passport

Image is of the white cover and the first page of a specimen Canadian passport. The cover has the Royal Arms of Canada emblazoned in the centre. The words » temporary passport•passeport provisoire » are inscribed below the coat of arms, and the word » Canada » above. The first page includes the photo of the holder, the passport type, issuing country, passport number, the issuance and expiry dates of the passport and this biographical information: first and last name, nationality, date of birth, gender, place of birth and signature. The passport page ends with a Machine Readable Zone.

4. Canada – Emergency Travel Document

Canada – Emergency Travel Document

Image is of the whole page of a specimen Canadian document. The document includes: the word » Canada » at the top, a bar code, the photo of the holder, the passport type, issuing country, passport number, the issuance and expiry dates of the passport and biographical information. It also includes information about intended trip including: the destination country, reason for travel, date of issuance and the signature of the issuing officer.

5. Canada – Single Journey Travel Document

Canada – Single Journey Travel Document

Image is of a form, issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (formerly Citizenship and Immigration Canada). Information required includes: the location travelled from, port of departure, port of entry, date of departure, flight number, name and signature of Canadian officer. It also provide boxes for a port of entry stamp, the counterfoil Visa, and a photograph of the traveller. At the bottom, it provides the Government of Canada address where the form must be submitted.

6. Canada – Single Journey Travel Document for Resettlement to Canada

Canada – Single Journey Travel Document for Resettlement to Canada

Image is of a form, issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (formerly Citizenship and Immigration Canada). The form has a box that must be completed by an authorized agent. Information required includes: the location travelled from, port of departure, port of entry, date of departure, flight number, name and signature of Canadian officer. It also provides boxes for a port of entry stamp, the specimen visa of the traveller and the signature of the Canadian visa officer. At the bottom, it provides the Government of Canada address where the form must submitted.

7. Canadian Certificate of Identity

Canadian Certificate of Identity

Image is of the grey cover and the first page (test) of this document. The cover has the words » certificate of identity•certificat d’identitГ© » and the word » Canada » above. The test page includes the photo of the holder, the passport type, issuing country, passport number, the issuance and expiry dates of the passport and various biographical information: first and last name, nationality, date of birth, gender, place of birth and signature. The document ends with a Machine Readable Zone.

8. Canada – Travel Document

Canada – Travel Document

Image is of the navy blue cover and the first page (specimen) of this document. The cover has the words » travel document • titre de voyage «. The international e-passport symbol is inscribed below the words and the word » Canada » above. The specimen page includes the photo of the holder, the passport type, issuing country, passport number, the issuance and expiry dates of the passport and various biographical information: first and last name, nationality, date of birth, gender, place of birth and signature. This page ends with a Machine Readable Zone.

9. Canada – Visa

Canada – Visa

Image is of three specimen documents. The first, the new visa card, features the name » Canada » along with information including: date and place of issuance as well as the expiry date. There is also biographical information including name of holder and passport number. The document has a mГ©lange of grey, pink and blue colouring and ends with a Machine Readable Zone.

The second document, an older version of the visa card, features the word «Canada» and the official word mark with name «Citizenship and Immigration Canada». The top left corner has the name of the holder. The top right corner has the document number. The card contains document information, including: date and place of issuance, expiry date and biographical information including name of holder and passport number. The document has a mГ©lange of light green and orange colouring and ends with a Machine Readable Zone.

The third document, another older version of the visa card, features the word «Canada» and » visa » at the top. The card contains document information, including: date and place of issuance, expiry date and biographical information including name of holder and passport number. A mГ©lange of very light grey and pink, the document ends with a Machine Readable Zone.

10. Canada – Permanent Resident Card

Canada – Permanent Resident Card

Image is of two specimen cards: an old and a new version of the document. Each has two pages. The new version’s first page includes: Government of Canada word mark, photo of the holder, the document type, ID number, issue and expiry dates, holder’s birthdate, nationality and gender. The second page includes a smaller version of the photo, a bar code, other information. This page ends with a Machine Readable Zone.

The old version’s first page includes: Government of Canada word mark, photo of the holder, the document type, ID number, issue and expiry dates, holder’s birthdate, nationality and gender, issuing country, passport number, the issuance and expiry dates of the passport, gender, nationality and birthdate. The second page includes a smaller version of the photo, a regular bar code, a thicker bar code and other biographical information. This page ends with a Machine Readable Zone.

11. Canada – Secure Certification of Indian Status

Canada – Secure Certification of Indian Status

Image is of the first two pages of a sample Canadian document. The document includes: the Canada wordmark alongside the words «Indian and Northern Affairs Canada», a photo of the holder, the document type, issuing country, registration number, the issuance and expiry dates of the document, and biographical information such as name and Aboriginal band name. The second page includes a smaller photo of the card holder, two bar codes, a phone number (should the card be lost) and the Canada word mark.

12. Canada – Diplomatic Passport

Canada – Diplomatic Passport

Image is of the dark brown cover and the first two pages of a specimen document. The cover has the Royal Arms of Canada emblazoned in the centre. The words » diplomatic passport•passeport diplomatique » and the international e-passport symbol are inscribed below the coat of arms, and the word » Canada » above. The first page includes a small photo of the holder, an emblem of small flags across the top and a bar code. The second, main page includes the passport type, issuing country, passport number, the issuance and expiry dates of the passport and various biographical information: first and last name, nationality, date of birth, gender, place of birth and signature. This page ends with a Machine Readable Zone.

13. Canada – Acceptance Counterfoil (Global Affairs Canada)

Canada – Acceptance Counterfoil (Global Affairs Canada)

Image is of three specimen pages, all in tones of light orange, yellow and green. The first has the Royal Arms of Canada emblazoned in the top right hand corner with the international e-passport symbol inscribed below. The words «Val >Canada » at the top. The third page features Royal Arms of Canada emblazoned in the top right hand corner with the international e-passport symbol inscribed in the top left. » acceptance/acceptation » is written at the top and places for the following information are on the page: first and last name, dependents, country and passport number, date of birth, country and passport number, date of issuance and expiry date. It is to be signed by the Chief of Protocol and immigration officer.

14. NEXUS Card

NEXUS Card

Image is of two s >passid «. This ends with a Machine Readable Zone.

15. U.S. – Passport Card

15. U.S. – Passport Card

Image is of the first two sides of a sample card. The front of the card features a complex multi-layer hologram consisting of an American bald eagle in grey. At the top are the words «United States of America» and «Passport Card» with the US flag in the background. Alongside the photo of the holder is biographical information including: name, date and place of birth, nationality, gender and information about the card including: passport card number, issuance and expiry date.

The back of the card features another hologram of an American bald eagle. At the document’s top are the words «United States of America Department of State». There are small ID numbers, a bar code on the bottom left corner and, on the top left, the words «Valid only for international land and sea travel between the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda.» There is a warning to keep this card in a protective sleeve. At the bottom of the card is a Machine Readable Zone.

16. U.S. – Permanent Resident Card

U.S. – Permanent Resident Card

Image is of two specimen cards: a new and an old version.The new version, done in blue and green with a background of the Statue of Liberty has » The United States of America, permanent resident » across the top. Information includes a photo, name, gender, date of birth, finger print and dates when residence started and when the card expires.

The old version, which is very light yellow, has » permanent resident card » across the top along with the holder’s name. Other information includes: photo of holder, birthdate, country of birth, dates indicating when residence started and when the card expires and a finger print. At the bottom of the card is a Machine Readable Zone.

17. U.S – Passport

U.S – Passport

Image is of the black cover and the first two pages of a specimen document. The cover has the Coat of Arms of the United States of America on it and the words » passport » at the top. The bottom features «United States of America» and the international e-passport symbol. The first page has no text but drawings of a white eagle, stalks of wheat and the American flag. It includes the words «We the People» and, underneath, «Of the United States».

The second page continues the image of the eagle and the flag. It includes the words » The United States of America «. The top left corner says » passport » repeated in French and Spanish. There is a photo of the holder on the left and the rest of the card features biographical information (name, date and place of birth) as well as information about the document (passport number, data and place of issuance, type of document.). The letters «USA» in gold colour are in the bottom right corner. This page ends with a Machine Readable Zone

18. U.S. – Visa

U.S. – Visa

Image is of one page of a sample document. The words » visa » and «The United States of America» occupy blue and maroon sections respectively of the top of the document. On the left is a photo of the holder; in the middle of the document is information, including Control Number, issuing Post Name, sex, birthdate, nationality, passport number, the issuance and expiry dates. Background pictures in pale yellow, green and brown are of landmarks in Washington D.C.—the White House and the statue of Abraham Lincoln.

19. CBSA form entitled «Preliminary Notification of the Carriage of an Improperly Documented Foreign National.»

CBSA form entitled «Preliminary Notification of the Carriage of an Improperly Documented Foreign National.»

Image is a form with the CBSA header that asks for: the name of airline that needs to be notified, port of entry, carrier, flight, date of arrival, last point of embarkation. The following information is requested about the person: surname, given name, gender, citizenship, alias 1, alias 2, passport number and nationality, nature of fraud and transportation violation.

20. В CBSA letter template entitled, «Notice of Assessment»

CBSA letter template entitled, «Notice of Assessment»

Image is of a form with the Canada wordmark and the words «Canada Border Services Agency / Agence des services frontaliers du Canada» in the top left corner. The file number and date are to go in the top right corner. The name of the implicated airline is to go in the sender’s address. The letter begins with the title » notice of assessment » in capitals. The introductory paragraph says the following: «Pursuant to subsection 278(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, an administrative fee is hereby assessed against the aforementioned transporter against the foreign national mentioned below.» There are places where information regarding the foreign national is required, including: name, alias, country of citizenship, date of arrival, flight number and transportation violation as well as for the estimated assessment fee and the name of the CBSA officer.

21. В CBSA form BSF 575, entitled «Receipt for Prescribed Document under Section 260 of the IRPR.»

CBSA form BSF 575, entitled «Receipt for Prescribed Document under Section 260 of the IRPR.»

Image is of a form with the Canada wordmark and words «Canada Border Services Agency Agence des services frontaliers du Canada» in the top left corner. The words » Receipt for prescribed document under R260 / Recepisse de document reglementaire sous r260 are at the top of the form. There are spaces for the following information: name used and FOSS ID of the passenger filling out the form, date and place of embarkation, document number and country, name of transporter and flight number, signature of passenger and of company official, and employee ID. At the bottom of form are three paragraphs – two are excerpts from the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (subsections 260(1) and 260(2) and one is from the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (paragraph 148 (1)(b).

22. В CBSA form BSF 453, entitled «Confirmation by Transporter Regarding Passenger(s) Carried.»

CBSA form BSF 453, entitled «Confirmation by Transporter Regarding Passenger(s) Carried.»

Image is of a form with the Canada wordmark and words «Canada Border Services Agency / Agence des services frontaliers du Canada» in the top left corner. The spaces to be filled in on the form are light blue. They include transporter information: name of transporter, date of arrival, flight or route number, port of entry. Also requested is the following passenger information: name, alias (yes or no), if yes, citizenship and document number, and improper (please specify). There is a space for signature of both transporter and the CBSA officer, along with the document date.

23. В CBSA form BSF 577 entitled «Official Receipt – Cash Security Deposited by a Transporter»

CBSA form BSF 577 entitled «Official Receipt – Cash Security Deposited by a Transporter»

Image is of a form with the Canada wordmark and words «Canada Border Services Agency Agence des services frontaliers du Canada» in the top left corner. The words » official receipt Cash security deposited by a transporter/RECU OFFICIEL Garantile versГ©e par un transporteur» are at the top of the form. The following information is required: K10 number (if applicable), FOSS >power of attorney, power of attorney when given by an incorporated company в€™procuration, procuration doneГ© par une sociГ©tГ© constitueГ© » where the information required includes: name and address of incorporated company, date of endorsement and signature (with title) of attorney.

24. В Visitor Record – IMM1442

Visitor Record – IMM1442

Image is of the whole page of a specimen Canadian document. The document includes: the Canada word mark and words «Citizenship and Immigration Canada CitoyennetГ© et immigration Canada» in the top left corner and the word «Canada» in a red box is placed right underneath. At the same level to the right is the document’s serial number in red and directly below is the document number used by CBSA systems. The applicant’s address and the application reference number is found underneath. Next is a section entitled “Visitor Record Fiche de visiteur” with one sub-section titled “Client information Information du client” that lists family name, given name, date of birth, sex, country of birth, country of citizenship and travel document number. The following sub-section is titled “Additional Information Information supplГ©mentaire” that lists date issued, expiry date, caste type and In Force From. The bottom half of the page includes: the words “Conditions 1. Unless authorized, prohibited from engaging in employment in Canada” and “Remarks Observations: These are the user remarks for the VR-EXT document”. The last line on the page is: “This does not authorize re-entry Ceci n’autorise pas la rГ©-entrГ©e”.

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