Get answers to eTA questions like what happens after you apply.
To complete the online form, you need:
- a valid passport from a visa-exempt country
- You cannot apply using a Refugee Travel Document, Organization of American States (OAS) Travel Document or a UN Laissez-Passer.
- If you are a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. and you do not have a passport, you can apply for an eTA with:
- a valid U.S. Refugee Travel Document (I-571)
- a valid Permit to Re-Enter the United States (I-327)
- a credit card to pay the $7 CAD fee
- Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, or
- a pre-paid Visa®, MasterCard® or American Express®,
- and a valid email address.
You can only apply for one person at a time. For example, for a family of three people, you will need to complete and submit the form three times.
You cannot apply for an eTA if you are:
- a Canadian citizen or a dual Canadian citizen,
- a Canadian permanent resident, or
- a U.S. citizen. (However, lawful permanent residents of the U.S. need an eTA if travelling by air.)
Answer a few questions to make sure that you need an eTA and then continue directly to the form to apply for one online.
Apply for an eTA
Help with the form in other languages
The eTA application form is available in English and French only. To help you better understand the form, descriptions of each of the form fields are available in the following languages:
- Mandarin (simplified)
- Mandarin (traditional)
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