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When will citizens from Brazil, Bulgaria, Mexico and Romania be able to apply for an eTA?

There is no confirmed date yet for eTA expansion. However, it is expected to be implemented only after eTA is fully implemented for citizens who do not need a visa to come to Canada.

Until then, citizens from Brazil, Bulgaria, Mexico and Romania still need a visitor visa to travel to Canada. Find out how to apply for a visa.

New entry requirement now in effect

Visa-exempt foreign nationals are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an eTA.

Note: Until September 29, 2016, travellers who do not have an eTA can board their flight, as long as they have appropriate travel documents, such as a valid passport. During this leniency period, border services officers can let travellers arriving without an eTA into the country, as long as they meet the other requirements to enter Canada. Find answers to your questions about the leniency period.


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