A B1/B2 visa holder can visit Canada

A B1/B2 visa holder can visit Canada

iVisa | Updated on Aug 21, 2020

In case you plan to visit the United States, then you most certainly need to apply for a visa. That is, of course, if you are not visa-exempt or your country of origin is in the US Visa Waiver Program. The most commonly issued visa to travelers is the B1/B2 visa, the Visitor Visa. It allows its holder to cross the US border and stay there for up to one year. But what happens when you want to travel to Canada from the US?

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I visit Canada with a United States B1/B2 Visa?

As a general rule, a B1/B2 visa holder can visit Canada after departing the US. However, you need to check first if you can enter without a visa or if you need one to enter Canada.

How can I check if I need a visa to visit Canada?

You can do it by using this link. Enter your country of residence and Canada as the destination and information will unfold in seconds.

How can I get my Canada Visa if need one?

If you require a visa to travel to Canada from the US, then you need to visit one of its foreign embassies. After all, you must apply for a visa just as you applied for the US B1/B2 visa. Fortunately, you do not need to return to your home country to do it. A Canadian foreign embassy will do just fine. Just make sure that they issue your Canadian visa before your stay in the US expires.

What about if I do not need a visa to visit Canada?

If you are indeed visa-exempt, you need to apply for an electronic travel authorization (ETA).

What is a Canada Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)?

This type of document is necessary for those nationalities that have the advantage of requesting an application online. That is why it is important to emphasize that from March 15, 2016, those countries that do not need a visa will have to apply for an ETA in order to travel to Canada.

Do I need any documents to apply for a Canada ETA?

For this ETA, you will have to provide the following documents:

  • A valid passport

  • Email address

  • A credit/debit card or PayPal account to pay your application.

What is the price of the Canada ETA?

Depending on the processing time you select, you will know the amount you must pay to get your ETA in an easy way with us. Here are the best choices for you:

  • Standard processing –this process gives your ETA in 24 hours, with an amount of USD 19.50.

  • Rush processing – your ETA will be ready in 4 hours, and the cost is USD 49.50.

  • Super rush processing – it is a good alternative in case you want your ETA in 30 minutes and of course, the amount is USD 69.50.

All service rates are included in the price of the processing times.

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Can I return to the United States after I visit Canada?

If you have a US B1/B2 Visa, then you can do it as long as your visa remains valid.

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