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 are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Until September 29, 2016, travellers who do not have an eTA can board their flight, as long as they have appropriate travel documents, such as a valid passport. Find answers to your questions about the leniency 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 4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. EST on Saturday, July 23, 2016. We apologize for the inconvenience. To apply for an eTA, please return after 6:00 a.m. EST, July 23

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.

Travel documents for dual Canadian citizens

List of travel documents dual Canadian citizens and Canadian citizens need to board a flight to Canada in fall 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

Features

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!

United States of America ESTA Program

Visa Waiver Program travelers are required to have an ESTA. It costs $14 and is valid for two years.

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