Passport & Customs Information
ATTENTION! YOU WILL NEED A VALID PASSPORT (VISA FOR SELECTED COUNTRIES) TO TRAVEL TO CANADA.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa to enter Canada. Click here to learn which countries do and do not require a visa to travel to Canada.
For U.S. citizens, we have provided some quick links to assist you in attaining or renewing a U.S. passport.
If you are traveling to Canada, please keep in mind that all travelers, including U.S. and Canadian citizens, are required to have a passport or other accepted form of documentation to enter or depart the United States.
Apply for a U.S. Passport for the First Time
Renew Your Passport
Application Processing Times
How to Get Your Passport in a Hurry
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you already have a valid U.S. passport, check the expiration date.
For additional information related to U.S. passports please visit:
When you arrive in Canada, you will be greeted by an officer of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The CBSA is responsible for protecting the borders and points of entry to Canada. You can find more information about the CBSA here.
The officer will ask to see your passport and/or travel documents. Make sure that you have them with you, and that they are not packed in your luggage. This will speed up your entry to Canada.
Even if you do not need a visa to enter Canada, the officer will ask you a few questions. The officer will confirm that you meet the requirements for admission to Canada. This should only take a few minutes.
The officer will stamp your passport or let you know how long you can stay in Canada. The period is usually six months. In some cases, the officer may limit this period to cover only the intended purpose of your visit. Ask questions if you are unsure about anything.
For current entry requirements and visa information be sure to visit the Canada Immigration website for more information.
CBSA Conventions Services Program has officially recognized the WEC 2010 event and has granted permission to import goods for this event only. Please review and take this letter with you when you travel to Canada as this will aid in the customs process.