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 a Canadian airport, 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.
Visa-exempt travellers do not need an eTA when entering Canada by land (e.g. car or bus) or sea (e.g. cruise ship).
An eTA can be valid for up to five years or until your passport expires. If you get a new passport, you will need to get a new eTA. With a valid eTA you can travel to Canada as often as you want for short stays (normally for up to six months at a time).
The Government of Canada will perform updates to its online system from 3:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. ET on March 14, 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 March 14.
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 or a debit 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.
Find out how to apply and why you need this, starting November 10, 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.
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Visa Waiver Program travelers are required to have an ESTA. It costs $14 and is valid for two years.
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