As a permanent resident of Canada how do I visit the US?

Permanent residents in Canada have a lot of advantages and benefits that other types of immigrants in Canada such as temporary residents do not have. However, permanent residents are not Canadian citizens, and they do not have Canadian passports.

Canadian citizens do have Canadian passports, and as such they are able to use them to cross the border into the United States because Canada is a visa-exempt country for the United States. This means that because Canada is visa-exempt, its citizens do not require a visa to enter the United StatesUS visitor visa

The admissibility of permanent residents of Canada to the United States is based on their country of citizenship, not their permanent resident status.

Visitor visas for the United States for Canadian permanent residents

If you are a citizen of a country that is not on the list of countries that are visa-exempt for the United States, you will require a visitor visa to enter the United States. The United States visitor visa is called the B2 visitor visa, and you may need to apply for one to visit the United States even if you are a permanent resident of Canada.

Obtaining a visitor visa to enter the United States is not an easy process, even if you are already a permanent resident of Canada. You will have to provide certain supporting documents with your application for a visitor visa, as well as prove to the United States government that you will not overstay your visa illegally. This process can be difficult.

If you are a permanent resident of Canada and you want to visit the United States for any reason, please contact our immigration law firm. We can help you determine whether or not you require a visitor visa to enter the United States, as well as help you apply for one.

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