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I am a permanent resident of Canada. Do I need an eTA if I leave and want to return to Canada by air?

No, you do not need an eTA if you are a permanent resident of Canada.

However, you must travel with a valid Permanent Resident Card or a Permanent Resident Travel Document. Otherwise, you may face delays or be prevented from boarding your flight to Canada.

If you do not currently have a Permanent Resident Card, find out how to apply.

If you are a Canadian permanent resident outside of Canada and do not have a Permanent Resident Card or your card is expired, find out how to apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document.


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