July 31, 2009

TWOV Program Goals | Who Can Apply?

The details about Transit Without Visa program are now made available at Citizenship and Immigration Canada website, http://www.cic.gc.ca. The Government of Canada is making it easier for international travellers on their way to and from the United States to pass through Canadian airports.

The program allows certain foreign nationals to transit a participating Canadian international airport, on their way to and from the United States, without a Canadian transit visa if they meet these requirements:
  • They are from certain countries;
  • They hold a valid U.S. visa; and
  • They travel on an approved airline.

  • Main goals of the TWOV program:
  • To facilitate legitimate travellers who are transiting Canada on their way to and from the United States; and

  • To support economic development by making Canadian international airports more attractive to airlines and to passengers travelling to and from the United States.

  • Transit Without Visa Program — Who may apply

    Nationals from the following countries qualify for the Transit Without Visa (TWOV) program:

  • Indonesia

  • Thailand

  • Taiwan

  • Philippines

  • All nationals who qualify for the TWOV program must also meet these conditions:
  • They hold a valid passport issued by an approved country (listed above);

  • They hold a valid U.S. visa;

  • They travel to Canada on an approved airline; and

  • They transit through an approved Canadian airport.

  • Click here for more information about TWOV Program.