British Commonwealth and Visas for the US

Winter 2002 CSANews Issue 45  |  Posted date : Apr 12, 2007.Back to list

Canadian residents who are actually citizens of British Commonwealth countries will likely be required to apply for a visitor's visa for visits to the United States that exceed thirty days.

At press time, the new rules had not yet taken effect. The best way to prepare yourself is to get a new British passport as soon as possible. If you have both British and Canadian citizenship, make sure that your Canadian passport is valid.

For more information on renewing your British passport, visit the British High Commission Web site at or write to The Passport Section, British High Commission, 80 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5K7.