UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Do I Need a Visa to Visit the United States?
Canadian citizens using Canadian passports do not require a visa to enter the USA for tourism or business stays under six months. Canadians must use a passport to enter the USA.
Persons needing a US visa should apply directly through the US embassy or the nearest US consulate.
For U.S.A. visa forms, regulations, requirements and consular offices in Canada, please visit the United States Embassy web site.
Nationals of the following countries do not need a visa to enter the USA, as they are covered by the Visa Waiver Program (VWP): Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brunei, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (but only applies for those with unrestricted right of permanent abode). However, these nationals are required to be pre-registered with the US government prior to their entry through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) system.
The USA no longer allows transit through US airports without a visa. If you would require a visa to visit the USA, then you will require a visa to transit through a US airport.
Clients seeking United States' visas may wish to consult a law firm specializing in advice on US immigration issues and visa application filing. One of many such firms in the Ottawa telephone book is Perley-Robertson Immigration Law. VSC does not have any formal business relationship with PerLaw. You may also check the internet or telephone book for any other law firms offering visa services for the USA.
For more information about travel conditions, please visit the Foreign Affairs Web site.