Canada eTA Processing Time

So you’re thinking about visiting Canada – good decision!

Home of the Rocky Mountains, Niagara Falls, maple syrup, and some of the best hockey in the world, Canada is a truly unique destination.

Canada is also fully up-to-date when it comes to facilitating travel for citizens of eligible countries worldwide. In recent years, Canada has adopted the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) as one of its most popular travel documents.

But how can you get an eTA, and what is the processing time? Evisa Express makes it easy to get your official, pre-approved eTA. Our average application approval time is 16 hours, with a 98% success rate. And the vast majority of eTA applications to Canada are processed in 72 hours or less.

Canada: For business and pleasure

There are as many reasons to visit Canada as there are travelers. The nation’s unspoiled wilderness and parkland offer an unparalleled opportunity to experience nature, while cities like Toronto, Montreal and Ontario have long occupied a place on the international stage as stars of culture and business.

But with tourism on the rise, airports are busier, too. There are many kinds of traveler, but they all have an interest in knowing that their eTA application will be processed quickly and securely:

Businesspeople traveling to conferences and negotiations need to know they’re not facing lengthy eTA wait times! Business decisions happen fast – and thanks to Evisa Express, eTA application processing is keeping right up.

Parents traveling with children already have a lot to keep track of. Extended interactions with an Embassy of Consulate or airport travel authorities shouldn’t have to be part of that equation. The Canada eTA application process with Evisa Express is both secure and fast, giving your family more assurance and control while traveling.

Travelers today often rightly feel like citizens of the world. Thanks to digital technologies like the Canada eTA, physical borders feel less and less constraining. The quickness of the processing time for eTAs to Canada can make travel to a foreign country more welcoming than ever.

So how long does it take to process my eTA application?

It’s not hard to imagine why travelers are so concerned about securing a valid visa – when it comes to international travel, nothing feels better than knowing you’ve got all the right permissions.

Fortunately, Canada’s modern eTA program means that travelers can count on super-short waiting periods for application acceptance: in the majority of cases, less than 72 hours. At Evisa Express, our average wait time is far less than that – only 16 hours, with a 98% success rate.

It’s already been two days! Is something wrong?

Most likely, nothing is wrong! Your eTA might take a longer than our 16-hour average if one of the following has happened:

  • You entered incorrect information in your eTA application
  • It’s taking the Canadian government more time than normal to verify some of the information from your application

In these situations, all you have to do is wait. If you’ve submitted your application with Evisa Express, we’ll contact you for any necessary corrections or updates. Alternatively, you can reach out to our 24/7 support team.

Whatever you do, don’t submit another application – it may slow things down further! It’s best to wait the full 72 hours for your application to be fully processed.

Get your eTA to Canada in 72 hours or less

For most applicants, the maximum wait time for an eTA to Canada is only 72 hours from the time of application. That means a Friday decision can get you to the airport by Monday – and in many cases, even earlier. The average application processing time with Evisa Express is just 16 hours.

Though actual times vary from application to application, there’s a good chance you’ll get from click to check-in in under a day. And even if processing does extend to the maximum of 72 hours, that’s still a lot better than applying for a traditional Embassy visa, which could take weeks or even months.

Thanks to our streamlined process and 24/7 customer service, Evisa Express is launching the future of air travel to Canada: your personal eTA, in 72 hours or less. Evisa Express: You take care of your trip; we take care of your visa.

Dawid Stawiarski
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