Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
The Government of Canada's official website to apply for an eTA. It only costs $7 CAD. Most eTA applications are approved within minutes of applying.
New entry requirement now in effect: visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa.
Note: The leniency period that allows travellers to board their flight without an eTA ends soon.
Be prepared: Apply for an eTA before you book your flight to Canada. Most applicants get approved within minutes. However, some applications can take several days to process so don’t wait until the last minute.
Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) have not changed.
Find out if you need an eTA, how to apply and what other documents you will need to come to Canada
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To apply, you must have a valid passport, a credit card, and an email address, as well as a few minutes, to complete the online form
Find out where to get help if you have questions before you apply, or encounter issues during or after you apply for an eTA.
List of travel documents dual Canadian citizens and Canadian citizens need to board a flight to Canada in fall 2016
Get online updates on pending applications, as well as the expiration date and status of existing eTAs
In most cases, your eTA will be approved within minutes. However, some may take several days to process.
Entry requirements, what travel documents you will need, medical exams if needed, letters of invitation, and what can make you inadmissible to Canada
What to expect if Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) needs more details from you, how to update your email address, and things to keep in mind after you receive an eTA
Flying to Canada?
Entry rules have changed. Find out if they apply to you
Things to do in Canada
Wondering what you should do first? There are plenty of options.
Heading to the United States? You may need an ESTA!
Visa Waiver Program travelers are required to have an ESTA. It costs $14 and is valid for two years.
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