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Canada eTA Requirements for Singaporean Citizens

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Travelers from Singapore can travel to Canada without requiring a traditional visa. They can apply for the Canadian eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization). The Canadian government introduced this electronic visa waiver to facilitate the entry of international visitors in 2015.

It grants multiple entries into Canada for 5 years. Singaporeans can stay for up to 6 months maximum during each of their visits within the validity of the eTA. As a side note, Singapore citizens should note that if their passport expires before the 5-year validity, then the Canadian eTA expires as well.

The Canadian visa policy publishes the requirements foreign citizens must meet to obtain the Electronic Travel Authorization and visit Canada. The eTA grants entry mainly for tourism and business for visitors from Singapore.

It can also be used by passengers from Singapore transiting through Canada en route to another destination. Singaporean applicants must note the Canadian eTA can only be used in its international airports.

Canada eTA Requirements for Singapore Passport Holders

Singaporeans are eligible to apply for a Canada eTA. To successfully obtain your travel permit, you must follow the visa requirements for Singapore nationals. All applicants from Singapore must check they meet these initial requirements:

  • Have a biometric passport
  • Supply a frequently used email address
  • Possess a debit or credit card

The Canadian eTA is an electronic travel permit that is automatically linked to the holders’ passport. It is a unique permit that cannot be transferred to a second document. This is especially important for Singaporeans with dual nationality. If for any reason, they have had to replace their passport between the date they applied for the eTA and their arrival in Canada, they will have to apply for a new Canadian eTA.

Travelers from Singapore must also ensure they will use a debit or credit card to pay the eTA fee, which has previously been activated for online transactions. The Canadian eTA has a very competitive price and is available at a government fee of US $ 6.00 plus a service fee of US $ 13.00 with a total cost of US $ 19.00.

Lastly, they must note that the Canadian government issues all communications regarding their eTA application by email. Therefore we recommend you to apply with an email account you frequently use.

Citizens from Singapore who plan to relocate to Canada for longer periods for full-time employment or to pursue higher education must note that the Canadian eTA does not cover these activities. We recommend scheduling an appointment at the Canadian embassy in Singapore City to inquire which travel document you may need.

How Do I Apply for the Canada eTA as a Singaporean Citizen?

Singaporeans who confirm the Canadian eTA suits their travel needs, and they meet the requirements mentioned above, can proceed to the application process. The application consists of an online questionnaire that takes approximately 20 minutes to complete with the following personal information:

  • Full name
  • Country of birth
  • City of birth
  • Gender
  • Marital status
  • Occupation
  • Email address
  • Medical history

Singaporean applicants will also have to submit the following passport details:

  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • Passport expiry date

It is essential to review all of your answers carefully since any typos or mismatches between your answers and the information published on your passport could lead to a delay in the evaluation process or even result in the application being denied.

Canadian eTA for Minors from Singapore

If you plan to visit Canada with underage travelers in your company from Singapore, you must note that each applicant must arrive with their own individually approved Canadian eTA. The underage visitors’ parents or legal guardians can submit an application on their behalf using the same email address and payment method without any problems.

Payment of the Canadian eTA by Singaporean Applicants

Once you have reviewed your answers, you can finalize the application process by paying the Canadian eTA fee. As mentioned above, we recommend the credit or debit card you plan to use has been previously approved for online transactions and carries sufficient funds ($19.00).

How Long Will it Take to Receive my Canada eTA?

The Canadian government evaluates the eTA applications received. Singaporean applicants will receive a resolution regarding their request between 24 and 72 hours. The approved Canadian eTAs will be automatically linked to the Singaporean applicants´ passport.

Once granted, Singaporean citizens can legally travel to Canada. We recommend you submit an application at least 3 full business days before the intended visit to account for busy touristic periods.

Traveling to Canada with the Approved eTA from Singapore

As mentioned previously, once applicants from Singapore receive a notification email that their application has been approved, the eTA is electronically linked to the traveler’s passport.

One of the advantages of the Canadian eTA is that international travelers do not need to print out a copy before their arrival. They must simply submit their passports before boarding their flights and upon arrival at border controls for entry scans.

Canadian eTA extensions for Visitors from Singapore

The Canadian eTA offers ample flexibility to Singaporean travelers to plan their arrival and length of stay. They must simply ensure their travel dates meet the allowed days (180) on their electronic travel authorization.

Nevertheless, if for any motive, Singaporean nationals need to prolong their visit, they can request an extension for the Canadian eTA. They must simply remember to apply 30 days before their current stay allowed on the eTA expires, and will be granted an extension within 24 hours.

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