Before beginning the online Canada eTA application, Italian citizens must check the travel requirements for Italians. They must confirm they have all the relevant information and documents required beforehand. These are listed below:
- Have a biometric passport
- Use a frequently used email address
- Possess a debit or credit card
The biometric (also known as electronic) passport is a secure travel document. It grants authorization to enter Canada. It facilitates arrival with reduced queues at border controls Italians with an electronic passport must confirm that it will be valid during their visit in Canada.
They must also ensure that the email address they submit is one they frequently use. All communications, including the confirmation of the issuance of the eTA, will be sent by email. Lastly, Italian applicants must confirm they use a debit or credit card previously authorized for online payments.
Italians traveling to Canada for reasons other than business or tourism, such as completing academic studies or full-time job seeking, should note the Canadian eTA does not cover these activities. They should schedule an appointment at the Canadian embassy in Rome or the consulate in Milan to inquire about other visa types.