Visa-Free Travel for Canadian Permanent Residents

visafreetravel

UPDATED in 2018!

(I am now a Canadian Citizen! I applied last year and got my passport almost 7 months later. But due to the overwhelming views, I update this blog post in order to help you guys in your future travels! Salamat!)

Acquiring a visa can be pretty expensive and stressful. I still have my Philippine passport and citizenship even though I live in Canada, which means I still have to apply for travel visa in some countries despite being a Canadian Resident.  So I did my research *types in google: visa free travel for canadian pr card holder, lols” and found these places that are visa-free if you’re Canadian Resident. Yay!

A few notes:
– Your passport needs to be at least 6 months valid. It’s safer like that and to avoid any complications when you get to the country’s port of entry.
– I haven’t been to any of these places. (Boohoo). But if you have any questions regarding anything, we can google it together! =)
IMPORTANT! Please call country’s embassy to confirm travel requirements before planning and purchasing tickets. (As my list may not be up to date)

1. ARUBA

Aruba - beautiful Caribbean island“Aruba – Beautiful Caribbean Island” / Travelling Pooh / Flickr

(May have same requirements as: Caribbean Netherlands, Curacao, and Sint Maarten)

Things to Do: Visit Palm and Eagle Beach, Arikok National Park, Pedernales Wreck, Hadicurari Beach

Requirements: Passport (your intended stay + 3 months valid), return ticket, valid visa (eg: valid PR Card), proof of sufficient funds, and proof of health or travel insurance (min. amount is $15,000)
Duration of Admission: 30 days

For more info: Visit this website. Informations are found on pages 2 and 3.

2. BAHAMAS

Opening to ParadiseOpening to Paradise / Norm Lanier / Flickr

Things to Do: The Dolphin Experience, Port Lucaya Marketplace, Junkanoo, Thunderball Grotto, Cable Beach, Pig Beach!!, Lucayan National Park

Requirements: Valid Passport (6 months valid), PR Card (6 months valid), and a return ticket.
Duration of Admission: 30 days

For more info: Visit this website.

3. BERMUDA

bermuda2007 - 14.jpgbermuda 2007 / actor212 / Flickr

Things to Do: Unfinished Church, Historic St. George, Tobacco Bay, Crystal & Fantasy Cave, Elbow Beach, Warwick Long Bay Beach, Horseshoe Bay Beach

Requirements: Valid Passport (6 months valid) and PR Card (6 months valid).
Duration of Admission: 30 days

For more info: Visit this website.

4. CARIBBEAN NETHERLANDS

Cover van opreisboek ArubaCover van opreisboek Aruba / monique anrochte / Flickr

(May have same requirements as: Aruba, Curacao, and Sint Maarten)

Places to Visit: Bonaire, Saba & St. Eustatius

Requirements: Passport (your intended stay + 3 months valid), return ticket, valid visa (eg: valid PR Card), proof of sufficient funds, and proof of health or travel insurance (min. amount is $15,000)
Duration of Admission: 30 days

For more info: Visit this website.

5. CAYMAN ISLANDS

Beauty glidesBeauty Glides / Acquarius Sea Tours / Flickr

Things to Do: Stingray City, Seven Mile Beach, Eden Rock & Devil’s Grotto, Mastic Trail

Requirements: Passport, PR Card, proof that you arrived directly from Canada (eg: Ticket or Itinerary), and a return ticket to Canada.
Duration of Admission: 3 months

For more info: Visit this website.

6. COSTA RICA

Costa Rica | Papagayo BayCosta Rica | Papagayo Bay / Christian Arballo / Flickr

Things to Do: Guanacaste, Arenal Volcano, San Jose, Nicoya Peninsula, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Jaco, Monterverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, Tabacon Hot Springs

Requirements: Passport, a return ticket, and proof of solvency of at least $100.
Duration of Admission: 30 days

For more info: Visit this website.

7. CURACAO

Jan Thiel Baai CuracaoJan Thiel Baai Curacao / dronepicr / Flickr

(May have same requirements as: Aruba, Caribbean Netherlands, and Sint Maarten)

Things to Do: Scuba Diving, Handelskade, Cas Abao Beach, Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, Playa Lagun, Mambo Beach, Blauwbaai, Riffort Village

Requirements: Passport (your intended stay + 3 months valid), return ticket, valid visa (eg: valid PR Card), proof of sufficient funds, and proof of health or travel insurance (min. amount is $15,000)
Duration of Admission: 90 days

For more info: Visit this website.

8. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Dominican-Republic - BayahibeDominican-Republic – Bayahibe / Reinhard Link / Flickr

Places to Visit: Santo Domingo, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Samana Province, Bayahibe, Las Terranas, La Romana

Requirements: Passport, and PR Card
Duration of Admission: 30 days

For more info: Visit this website.

9. GEORGIA

Gergeti Trinity ChurchGergeti Trinity Church / chibirock / Flickr

Towns to Visit: Tblisi, Mtskheta, Stepantsminda, Mestia (There’s a lot of beautiful towns that you can visit! Make sure to check other blogs to get them to know more.)

Requirements: Visit this website for more information and travel advisory
Duration of Admission: 90 days in 180 days

For more info and to submit and e-application: Visit this website.

10. HONDURAS

Looking out over Tegucigalpa, HondurasLooking out over Tegucigalpa, Honduras / MjZ Photography / Flickr

Things to Do: Copan Ruinas, Macaw Mountain Bird Park & Nature Reserve, Gumbalimba Park, Maya Key, Hieroglyphic Stairway, Parque National La Tigra, Luna Jaguar Hot Spring, Little French Key

Requirements: Passport (90 days valid, but 6 months is recommended), PR Card, and return ticket.
Duration of Admission: 30 days

For more info: Visit this website.

11. JAMAICA

Beach talk, JamaicaBeach talk, Jamaica / Peter / Flickr

Things to Do: Blue Mountain National Park, Seven Mile Beach, Blue Lagoon, Boston Beach, Bob Marley Centre and Mausoleum, Doctor’s Cave Beach, Dunn’s River Falls & Park

Requirements: Passport, return ticket, PR Card, and proof that you will be returning to Canada (eg: work or school letter)
Duration of Admission: not more than 6 months.

For more info: Visit this website.

12. MEXICO

MexicoMexico / Ari He / Flickr

Places to Visit: Playa del Carmen, Oaxaca, Tulum, Cancun, Puerto Vallarte, Cabo San Lucas, Cozumel

Requirements: Passport (or Refugee Travel Document), PR Card, return ticket, proof of economic solvency (eg: traveller’s cheque, credit card, etc.), and tourist card (Provided on the airplane, and should be filled out and stamped at the first port of entry).
Duration of Admission: 180 days.

For more info: Visit these websites: x and x.

13. NICARAGUA

Ay Nicaragua NicaraguitaAy Nicaragua Nicaraguita / Délirante bestiole / Flickr

Places to Visit: Leon, Moyogalpa, Granada, Masaya, La Laguna de Apoyo, San Juan del Sur, Managua

Requirements: Passport, PR Card, return ticket and tourist card (Provided on the airplane, and should be filled out and stamped at the first port of entry).
Duration of Admission: 30 days

For more info: Visit these websites: x and x.

14. PANAMA

Panama CityPanama City / Rita Willaert

Places to Visit: Panama City, Pedasi, Boquete, Bocas Town, Playa Coronado, David

Requirements: Passport (3 months valid from arrival date), PR card, flight itinerary, return ticket, must obtain correct dated entry stamp from immigration officers upon entering Panama (so check your passport!), proof of solvency of US$500 or credit card.
Duration of Admission: less than 180 days

For more info: Visit these websites: x and x.

15. SINT MAARTEN (Dutch part of the island)

757-200757-200 / John W / Flickr

(May have same requirements as: Aruba, Caribbean Netherlands, and Curacao)

Things to Do: Maho Beach (picture above), Mullet Bay Beach, Casino Royale, Cupecoy Beach, Front Street, Dawn Beach

Requirements: Passport, PR Card, proof of sufficient funds or valid credit card, ED-Card filled out and signed (provided on the airplane), return ticket, and proof of valid reservation of an accommodation in St. Maarten (eg. hotel or airbnb reservation)
Duration of Admission: 30 days to 3 months

For more info: Visit these websites: x (pdf file) and x.

16. TAIWAN

Night MarketNight Market / Ben Low / Flickr

Places to check out: Taipei 101, Taroko National Park, The night market!, Yushan National Park

Requirements: Passport valid for 6 months, PR Card, confirmed return air ticket, no criminal record (to be verified by the airport or seaport authorities)
Duration of Admission: 90 days only and non extendable

For more info: Visit this website.

17. TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

2013-01-03 093341 - Turks and Caicos - Canon EOS 5D Mark II - 0813_4_5.jpg2013-01-03 … / acin355 / Flickr

Things to Do: Bight Reef, Grace Bay, Little Water Cay, Grand Turk, Smith’s Reef, Cheshire Hall, Horseback Riding, Taylor Bay

Requirements: Passport, return ticket or onward ticket and PR Card.
Duration of Admission: 30 to 90 days

For more info: Visit these websites: x and x.

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Cover Photo credit: “Off We Go” by Threthny, via Flickr under the All Creative Commons License. Edited through Picmonkey using the Modern and Mossy font.

Credits: Flickr under the All Creative Commons License. All photos are untouched and/or edited.

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