Apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Applying for an eTA is a simple online process. Most applicants get their eTA approval (via an email) within minutes. However, some requests can take several days to process if you're asked to submit supporting documents. It is best to get an eTA before you book your flight to Canada.

Overview of the eTA application process

  • 1. Get your passport, credit or debit card ready, and read the help document.

  • 2. Use the online form to apply. The form cannot be saved. So have your information ready.

  • 3. Pay $7 CAD for your eTA right after you complete the form.

  • 4. Get an email about your eTA application. Most applications are approved within minutes.

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  • 5. You may need to submit documents before your application can be approved. If this happens to you, an email will be sent with instructions within 72 hours.

Help with the form or other eTA questions

The eTA application form is only in English and French. To help you apply for an eTA, descriptions of each field in the form are available in the following languages:

Get answers to eTA questions like what happens after you apply and when you may need to apply for an eTA again.

What you need to complete the form and pay for your eTA

You will need:

Important reminders

The Government of Canada will perform updates to its online system from 3:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. ET on October 24, 2017. The eTA application form will not be available at that time. We apologize for the inconvenience. To apply for an eTA, please return after 5:30 a.m. ET on October 24.

Apply for an eTA

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