This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
Every year, millions of people visit Canada to enjoy the many opportunities our country has to offer, including visiting family and friends.
Admission to Canada
In addition to meeting the eligibility requirements for the temporary resident category under which they have applied, applicants will require either a visa or an electronic travel authorization (eTA).
- What is a temporary resident visa?
- Types of temporary resident visas
- Intake: process for applying for a temporary resident visa
- Temporary resident visa processing
- Validity, extensions and restoration of temporary resident status
All foreign nationals who are visa-exempt are required to obtain an eTA to travel to Canada by air.
- What is an eTA?
- Who needs an eTA?
- Who does not need an eTA?
- How much does an eTA cost?
- How do clients apply for an eTA?
- For how long is an eTA valid?
- How does the eTA application assessment process work?
- How will the eTA requirement be enforced?
- What are the key dates for implementation of the eTA program?
- Procedures: manually processing eTA applications
- eTA: Client service
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