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Canada eTA Visa Waiver

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Canada eTA Information

Canada introduced the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) in 2015, allowing eligible citizens to visit Canada by completing a simple online form before traveling.

The eTA allows multiple entries for tourism, business, or transit for a maximum stay of 6 months each time. It is valid for 5 years or until the associated passport expiration date, whichever comes first.

The Canada eTA online application form is straightforward and simple to complete. Applicants will need to provide personal details, passport information, and contact details. Applicants will also need to answer a few simple questions about their background, including medical history.

Once the eTA is approved, it is electronically linked to the traveler’s passport.

Travelers that wish to travel to Canada for other purposes, such as to study or work should contact the nearest Canada Embassy or Consulate for further information.

Highlights
Multiple entry travel authorization
Stay for 6 months with each entry
Valid for 5 years from the date of issue
For tourism, transit, or business purposes
What is Necessary?

Valid passport

Valid debit/credit card details

Current email address

Canada eTA Visa Requirements

To apply for an eTA Canada, applicants are required to have a:

  • Passport from an eTA eligible country
  • Valid current email address to receive the eTA
  • Credit or debit card to pay the Canada eTA fee

In a few cases, additional documents will be required to be provided to the government of Canada to continue with the eTA Canada Tourist visa online application.

It is essential to enter Canada with the same passport or travel document used during the application, as the approved eTA is linked to the traveler’s passport.

Countries Eligible for Canada

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Canada

Countries Eligible for Canada

eTA Canada Application Steps

STEP 1
Complete online application
STEP 2
Confirm Payment
STEP 3
Receive approved Visa

Complete the eTA Canada application

You can complete the Canadian eTA online application in just a few minutes by filling in basic personal data such as full name and nationality, passport details including document number and issue/expiry date, and contact information including a current email address. You also need to answer a few simple health and security questions.
Before submitting the form, you should check that all of the details provided are correct and match your passport information, in order to avoid any unnecessary processing delays.

Confirm payment for the Canada eTA

It is necessary to provide valid debit or credit card details on the secure Canada eTA application form in order to pay the required processing fee, as other payment methods are not currently available.
Entering valid card details and confirming the payment is the last step before you can submit the completed application for processing.

Receive the approved eTA for Canada

After submitting the Canada eTA application, you can expect to receive an email response confirming if the authorization has been approved within 24 hours, although processing may take up to 48 hours in some cases.
Once approved, your eTA for Canada is digitally linked to the same passport you used to complete the application, so you don’t need to print a paper copy. You can simply present your eTA-linked passport to immigration authorities in Canada upon arrival to gain entry to the country

Covid Update for Canada

Last update: 26/05/2021

Flights to Canada from India and Pakistan are suspended until 21 June 2021. Travelers are banned from entering Canada until 21 June 2021 at the earliest, with a number of exceptions. Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and family members of either of these may enter the country, as well as individuals without COVID-19 symptoms traveling for a non-optional or non-discretionary purpose, those traveling on compassionate grounds with a letter from PHAC, those who are the subject of a National Interest Exemption Letter issued by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration or the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and those attending an International Single Sport Event with a letter from the Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage (PCH). Family members of Canadian nationals/residents must not display coronavirus symptoms and must be able to prove that their purpose of entering Canada is to be with their relative and that their stay will last at least 15 days. Relatives outside the Canadian national/resident’s immediate family must also have a statutory declaration signed by the Canadian national/resident to prove the relationship and a letter from the IRCC. Other exceptions include diplomats, Indians under the Indian Act, merchant seamen, students, and a number of other special cases. Passengers must arrive at one of the following designated airports: Calgary (YYC), Montreal (YUL), Toronto (YYZ) or Vancouver (YVR) with the exception of passengers arriving from St. Pierre and Miquelon on a direct flight. The majority of arriving passengers must self-quarantine for 14 days. All passengers and airline crew must provide their travel details no more than 72 hours prior to boarding either via the ArriveCan app or website. All passengers aged 5 and over must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 CRISPR, Ct, detection of the E gene, detection of the N gene, detection of Orf1a/b, detection of the RdRp gene, detection of the S gene, ddPCR, isothermal amplification, LamPORE, NAAT, NAT, NGS, PCR, qPCR, RNA, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR, sequencing, or WGS test result. The test must have been taken a maximum of 72 hours before departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Individuals who can prove that they have already had and recovered from COVID-19 by means of a medical certificate showing a positive result via one of the aforementioned types of test taken between 14 and 90 days before departure do not need a new medical certificate showing a negative test. Travelers must have a hotel reservation for a minimum of 3 nights. Two molecular tests for coronavirus will be administered to all international travelers – one on arrival and the other during quarantine. Exemptions include residents of Point Roberts, WA, USA returning home via Canada, members of armed forces, and passengers who have a positive COVID test result taken 14-90 days before the departure of the last direct flight to Canada. Find out the travel requirements that you must meet to visit the country by checking the visa policy of Canada.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Canada Visa FAQ

  • What is the Canada eTA?

    The Canada eTA is an Electronic Travel Authorization system introduced in 2015 that went into full effect on November 10 of 2016. The eTA is a requirement for all visa-exempt foreign citizens traveling to Canada by air. The eTA for Canada is electronically linked to the traveler’s passport.

  • How long is the Canada eTA valid for?

    The Canada eTA validity period lasts 5 years, or until the passport used to apply for the eTA expires, whichever comes first. The eTA allows multiple stays up to 6 months each time.

    As the eTA is electronically linked to the traveler’s passport, if the passport is about to expire it is recommended to renew the passport and then apply for a new eTA for Canada.

  • Who can apply for a Canada eTA?

    As of 2016, citizens from all visa-exempt countries are required to apply for a Canada eTA in order to travel to Canada for Tourism, Business purposes, or Transit to an onward destination.

  • Who is eligible for a Canada eTA?

    Applicants are able to check their eligibility for the eTA using the visa checker at the top of this page.
    The top visitors to Canada with the eTA come from the following countries:

    • United Kingdom
    • France
    • Germany
    • Australia
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Italy
    • Switzerland
    • Netherlands
    • Mexico
  • How long can I stay in Canada?

    The eTA Canada allows for stays up to 6-months. However, the exact duration of stay will be determined by a border Service Officer at the port of entry in Canada, and the date by which travelers will be required to leave Canada will be indicated on the passport.

    Travelers that wish to stay longer than the authorized stay period, may apply for an eTA extension at least 30 days before it expires.

  • What are the restrictions of Canada eTA?

    The eTA for Canada is a multiple entry visa available for visa-exempt passport holders for tourism, business, or transit purposes, with stays up to 6 months for each entry.

    With an approved eTA Canada visa it is illegal to work and to exceed the authorized end of the stay without an extension.

  • Can I apply for an eTA in Canada?

    No, eligible citizens are required to complete a Canada eTA application and receive approval before traveling and entering Canada.

    When traveling to Canada, the airline staff will scan your passport to confirm the validity of the approved eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization).

  • How do I apply for a Canada eTA Online?

    Eligible citizens can complete the Canada eTA online application form to obtain the Electronic Travel Authorization. Applicants are required to provide personal details, and passport information, a current email address, and pay the visa fee using a credit or debit card. As the eTA for Canada is electronically linked to the applicant’s passport, there is no need to print out a copy of the approved eTA. Applicants will simply need to present their passport at the Canadian border control upon arrival to the country.

  • What do I need to complete an application?

    In order to complete an online eTA form for Canada, it will be required to have a passport from an eTA eligible country. Applicants also have to pay the visa fee using a credit or debit card and provide a current email address to which updates about the eTA status will be sent.

  • How long will my Canada eTA take to process?

    The Canada ETA processing time can take up to 24 hours after the application is submitted. However, in some cases it may take up to 48 hours to receive an update on the ETA Canada approval.

    In rare cases, the applicant will need to attend an in-person interview and provide further information at the nearest Canadian visa office. In such cases, the applicant will be notified via email.

  • Do I need an Canada eTA for all my children? Should I include them on my application?

    All visa-exempt passport holders, including minors, are required to complete an eTA application for Canada. Children included in their parents’ passports are also required to submit an individual eTA application.

    When completing an application of a child, it is necessary to provide information regarding the minor’s Legal Guardian.

  • What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?

    It is essential to double check all the information provided on the eTA Canada application form before submitting the online application form. If the details on the eTA visa do not match the passport used during the application, it may result in delays when boarding the aircraft or be refused entry into Canada.

    In the event of having made a mistake on the application, applicants are required to complete and submit a new eTA application form.

  • How much does the Canada eTA cost?

    The Canada eTA application fee includes a government charge of $6 and a service fee of $13, bringing the total to $19 (all prices quoted in USD). The service fee covers all information, support, and any assistance needed in completing the eTA form.

  • Is the Canada eTA valid for multiple entries?

    The eTA Canada online visa allows multiple entries with a maximum stay of up to 6 months each time. The validity of the eTA Canada is 5 years, or until the associated passport expires, whichever comes first.

  • Once granted, can I cancel my eTA for Canada?

    Once the eTA Canada is granted, applicants cannot cancel their Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). The applicant will continue to hold an approved eTA.

  • Do I need travel or health insurance to be granted a Canada eTA?

    No,  proof of travel or health insurance is not a mandatory requirement for the Canada eTA to be approved. However, travelers are advised to have travel health insurance to cover the duration of their stay in Canada in case medical treatment is required during the trip.

  • How can I check or verify the status of my application?

    Applicants can process a validity check of their eTA Canada application status on the government website of Canada. For the check visa process, applicants will be required to provide their application number, passport number, country of issue, issue date and expiry date to check the eTA status.

    The government of Canada will send a confirmation email, once the application is submitted and they have reached a final decision of the Canada eTA application.

  • Can I extend my eTA visa while in Canada?

    Yes, it is possible to extend a Canada eTA while in Canada. The extension for an eTA renewal must be made at a Canadian office, at least 30 days before the authorized period of stay ends.

  • How can I renew my eTA for Canada?

    For an eTA renewal, it is necessary to complete and submit another eTA for Canada online application.

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