Applying for a Canadian Visitor Visa (TRV)
SUNY Potsdam's close proximity to Ottawa and Montreal make it an attractive destination for international students.
Most students will need a Canadian Visitor Visa (TRV) in order to enter Canada. Please see the following application instructions.
- The best source for up-to-date Canadian TRV information is the Citizenship & Immigration Canada website.
- The IEP office has compiled an informational handout regarding the Canadian TRV application process and another document explaining the single and multiple entry Canadian TRVs.
The nearest consulate is located in New York, NY. You must plan carefully if you are mailing your Canadian TRV application as your original passport must be included with your application materials. Hence, you may not be able to travel (flying within or out of the U.S.) until you receive your passport back in the mail. Normal processing times range from 3-8 weeks.