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Information for Canadians

Canadian citizens do not require a visa to enter the United States directly from Canada for the purposes of visiting or studying. However, as of 23 January 2007, all Canadians entering the U.S. require passports. Further information on passport requirements is available on the Embassy website.

There are some exceptions to this rule -– for example, intending immigrants, fiancés or investors must qualify for a visa before entry in the same manner as other nationalities. Other entrants, such as journalists, temporary workers or NAFTA professionals must present all necessary supporting documentation and/or approved petitions directly to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer at the Port of Entry. More information on Visas or Doing Business in the United States is available on the Embassy website.

Please be sure to check the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website for the latest updates on U.S. entry requirements for Canadians and others.

More detailed information for Canadians can be found on the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa website.

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