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. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an eTA.

Note: The leniency period that allows travellers to board their flight without an eTA ends November 9. Find answers to questions about applying for an eTA during this period.

Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) have not changed.

The Government of Canada will perform updates to its online system from 12:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. ET on October 22, 2016. The eTA application form will not be available at that time. We apologize for the inconvenience. To apply for an eTA, please return after 2:00 a.m. ET on October 22.

Find out if you need an eTA

Find out if you need an eTA, how to apply and what other documents you will need to come to Canada

Learn about eTA in your language

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Apply online for an eTA

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

Get help with your eTA application

Find out where to get help if you have questions before you apply, or encounter issues during or after you apply for an eTA.

Dual Canadian citizens need a Canadian passport

Find out how to apply and why you need this, starting November 10, 2016.

Check your eTA status

Get online updates on pending applications, as well as the expiration date and status of existing eTAs

Check processing times

In most cases, your eTA will be approved within minutes. However, some may take several days to process.

What you need to visit Canada

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 do after you apply

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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