How to Get a Canada Travel History Report for Your Future Visa Applications

By Kach Umandap - Howe May 18th, 2020 Posted in Guide for Filipinos, Travel Blog, VISA Application Guides One Comment

A Travel History Report, as per the CBSA, is a record of a traveler’s entries, exits, or both into Canada. Should you need to use it in your visa applications, you can request online or through a representative. You can read our guide on How to Get a Canada Travel History Report.

Information is available for entries made on or after August 1, 2000, by all travelers entering Canada. It may take 30 days to get a Canada Travel History Report. If you have a plan for a visa application, you need to do it beforehand.

When Not to apply for a Canada Travel History Report

The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) collect your travel history on your behalf. Choose the “yes” option on your application form.

  • Applying for Candian Citizenship (Adult and Minor)
  • Applying for a Permanent Resident card

How to make a request a Canada Travel History Report under the Privacy Act

Who can Request?

You must be applying for yourself and be one of the following:

  • In Canada
  • Canadian Citizen
  • Permanent Resident

Steps in getting a Travel History Online Under the Privacy Act

STEP 1: Go to this link and “start request”.

How to Get a Canada Travel History Report

STEP 2: Go to Request for Personal Information.

How to Get a Canada Travel History Report

STEP 3: Select which answer is correct for you, for example, yourself.

How to Get a Canada Travel History Report

STEP 4: Search for the “Canada Border Services Agency” and click it.

How to Get a Canada Travel History Report

STEP 5: Exit to Pilot Site and click “Next.”

How to Get a Canada Travel History Report

STEP 6: Read the Privacy Notice.

STEP 7: Answer the questions asked.

How to Get a Canada Travel History Report

STEP 8: State the Record you are asking – Travel History.

How to Get a Canada Travel History Report

STEP 9: Attach documents – to support your application.

STEP 10: Review the things you have typed and submit it.

STEP 11: Wait for the travel history to be sent to you.

Steps in getting a Travel History Under the Privacy Act through a Written Request

STEP 1: Fill in this Personal Information Request Form. Request from the Canada Border Service Agency. Please also put details like date of birth and name or passport number if you are requesting for travel history. Sign the form.

How to Get a Canada Travel History Report

STEP 2: Send the request by mail to:

Canada Border Services Agency
Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator
333 North River Road
14th Floor, Tower A
Vanier, Ontario
K1A 0L8

Or Fax to 343-291-7012.

STEP 3: Wait for the travel history to be sent to you.

How to Request a Canada Travel History Report under the Access to Information Act

Requests with regards to:

  • Information about CBSA
  • Information created CBSA
  • Personal information submitted by a representative where the client is:
    • Not in Canada
    • Not a Canadian Citizen
    • Not a Permanent Resident

Steps in getting a Travel History Online Under the Access to Information Act

STEP 1: Go to this link and “start request.”

STEP 2: Go to Request General Records.

How to Get a Canada Travel History Report

STEP 3: Skip this since we already know which institution to choose.

STEP 4: Search for the “Canada Border Services Agency” and click it.

How to Get a Canada Travel History Report

STEP 5: Exit to Pilot Site and click “Next.”

STEP 6: Read the Privacy Notice.

STEP 7: Answer the questions asked.

How to Get a Canada Travel History Report

STEP 8: State the Record you are asking – Travel History.

How to Get a Canada Travel History Report

STEP 9: Attach documents – to support your application. If you are a representative, you will need to upload Authority to Release Personal Information to a Designated Representative.

STEP 10: Review the things you have typed and submit it.

STEP 11: Pay a fee of $5.

STEP 12: Wait for the travel history to be sent to you.

Steps in getting a Travel History Under the Access to Information Act through a Written Request

STEP 1: Gather the following Documents:

How to Get a Canada Travel History Report

STEP 2: Send the request by mail to:

Canada Border Services Agency
Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator
333 North River Road
14th Floor, Tower A
Vanier, Ontario
K1A 0L8

Or Fax to 343-291-7012.

STEP 3: Wait for the travel history to be sent to you.

Canada Visa

It will take mostly 30 days to process your request for a Canada Travel History Report. You can apply for yourself with the Privacy Act. If you can’t do so, get a representative in Canada. I hope this will be helpful, especially in your Visa Applications.

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One thought on “How to Get a Canada Travel History Report for Your Future Visa Applications

  1. Thank you ,tried to apply a tourist visa i been in vancouver 2yrs ago but with my employer i want to go back there alone for tourist visa .Any advised i am working in SG right ..Thank you appreciate ❤❤❤❤❤💓Godbless

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Written by Kach Umandap - Howe

Co-Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 143 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she got married then a year later bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.

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