Visa-Free Travel for Canadian Permanent Residents

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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

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Aruba – Beautiful Caribbean Island” by Travelling Pooh

(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

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Opening to Paradise” by Norm Lanier

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

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Bermuda2007” by actor212

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

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IMG_1790” by Pat Hawks

(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

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The Stingray City (the shallow one)” by KatieThebeau

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

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Crater del volcan Poas, en Costa Rica” by Carlos Reusser Monsalvez

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

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Curacao 2015” by Ademir P

(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

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Dominican-Republic – Bayahibe” by Reinhard Link

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. HONDURAS

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Blue Skies over Tegucipalca, Honduras” by Nan Palmero

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.

10. JAMAICA

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Jamaica Boatman” by Frank Roche

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.

11. MEXICO

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Mexico-2669 – Palenque” by Dennis Jarvis

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.

12. NICARAGUA

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Nicaragua Mountains at Dusk” by Adam Cohn

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.

13. PANAMA

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New Bocas Hotel: El Fal del Colibri Hotel…” by  Chris Goldberg

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.

13. SINT MAARTEN (Dutch part of the island)

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757-200” by John W

(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.

14. TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

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Chalk Sound” by Tim Sackton

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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