CITIZENS OF CANADA AND BERMUDA - U.S. VISA REQUIREMENTS

Visa Requirements - Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada

 

Citizens of Canada traveling to the United States do not require a nonimmigrant visa, except for the travel purposes described below.

 

Canadian citizens who are inadmissible to the United States under immigration law, or have previously violated the terms of their immigration status in the United States can visit the CBP website for more information. Canadian citizens with ineligibilities also have the option of applying for a visa and a waiver at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate if it is more convenient for them.

Canadians require nonimmigrant visas for temporary travel to the United States for these purposes:

  • Foreign government officials (A); officials and employees of international organizations (G); and NATO officials, representatives, and employees assigned to the United States (NATO)

  • Treaty traders (E-1)

  • Treaty investors (E-2)

  • Spouse or Child of an Australian Treaty Alien coming to the United States Solely to Perform Services in a Specialty Occupation (E-3D)

  • Fiancé(e)s (K-1)

  • Children of fiancé(e)s (K-2)

  • Spouse of a U.S. citizen traveling to the United States to complete the immigration process (K-3)

  • Children of a foreign citizen spouse (K-4) described above

  • Informant supplying critical information relating to a criminal organization (S-5)

  • Informant supplying critical information relating to terrorism (S-6)

  • Qualified family member (S-7) of an S-5 or S-6 visa holder described above

 

Permanent residents (landed immigrants) of Canada must have a nonimmigrant visa unless the permanent resident is a national of a country that participates in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), meets the VWP requirements, and is seeking to enter the United States for 90 days or less under that program.

Visa Requirements - Citizens of Bermuda

 

Citizens of Bermuda traveling to the United States do not require a nonimmigrant visa for travel up to 180 days, except for the travel purposes described below. Additionally, Bermudian citizens do not require a visa unless they are ineligible for a visa under U.S. immigration law, or have previously violated the terms of their immigration status in the U.S.

Citizens of Bermuda require nonimmigrant visas when traveling to the U.S. for these purposes:

  • Foreign government officials (A); and officials and employees of international organizations (G)

  • Fiancé(e)s (K-1)

  • Children of fiancé(e)s (K-2)

  • Spouse of a U.S. citizen traveling to the United States to complete the immigration process (K-3)

  • Children of a foreign citizen spouse (K-4) described above

  • Informant supplying critical information relating to a criminal organization (S-5)

  • Informant supplying critical information relating to terrorism (S-6)

  • Qualified family member (S-7) of an S-5 or S-6 visa holder described above

  • Other travel purposes where the intended stay is longer than 180 days

 

Additional resources for Bermudian visitors to the U.S. can be found on the U.S. Consulate Hamilton website