eTA Canada Application (eVisa)

eTA Canada Information

The eTA Canada (Electronic Travel Authorization) is an online visa for travelers from eligible countries who wish to enter Canada by air for tourism, business, or transit.

The Electronic Travel Authorization was introduced in May 2016 by the Canadian Government in order to speed up the visa application process.

The Canadian eTA is a multiple entry visa that allows a stay in the country for up to six months at a time. It's electronically linked to the applicant's passport and stays valid for five years from the date of issue.

The process of applying for an eTA Canada is certainly easier and faster than obtaining a traditional visa from the embassy. The Canadian eTA application process takes place entirely online providing great convenience.

With eTA Canada, you're saving time as the processing usually doesn't exceed a few business days. What's more, the online application process is very secure.

Citizens of the countries listed below can apply for an eTA:

  • Types of Electronic Visas to Canada

    Unlike other countries, Canada keeps it simple with just one electronic visa. The Canadian eTA enables you to visit Canada for purposes of tourism or business.

    Whether you're traveling to see iconic landmarks, visit family or friends, attend a conference, or conduct negotiations, Canada's electronic travel authorization is perfect for you.

    The Canadian eTA is a multiple-entry permit that stays effective for five years! You can visit Canada numerous times within its validity period. Each stay can be as long as 6 months at a time.

    Important! The electronic travel authorization doesn't entitle its holders to undertake employment in Canada. It's strictly forbidden.

  • List of Eligible Countries

    Citizens of the following countries are eligible to apply for the eTA to Canada based on their passport. They need an eTA if entering Canada by air:

    • Andorra
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Belgium
    • Brunei
    • Bulgaria
    • Chile
    • Croatia
    • Cyprus
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Estonia
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hong Kong
    • Hungary
    • Iceland
    • Ireland
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Latvia
    • Liechtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Malta
    • Monaco
    • Netherlands
    • New Zealand
    • Norway
    • Papua New Guinea
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Romania (for holders of electronic passports)
    • Samoa
    • San Marino
    • Singapore
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Solomon Islands
    • South Korea
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Taiwan (for holders of passports with a personal identification number)
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United Kingdom
    • Vatican City State

    Nationals of the countries listed below are eligible to apply for the eTA if they meet the following criteria:

    – they currently hold a US non-immigrant visa
    – they held a Canadian visa within 10 years before the current visit to Canada

    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Costa Rica
    • Mexico
    • Morocco
    • Panama
    • Philippines
    • Saint Kitts and Nevis
    • Saint Lucia
    • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Seychelles
    • Thailand
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Uruguay

    Nationalities listed below are not eligible for Canada eTA. They, however, can obtain a Visitor Visa. Book a consultation with a Registered Immigration Consultant if you are traveling from:

    • Afghanistan
    • Albania
    • Algeria
    • Angola
    • Armenia
    • Azerbaijan
    • Bahrain
    • Bangladesh
    • Belarus
    • Belize
    • Benin
    • Bhutan
    • Bolivia
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Botswana
    • Brunei
    • Burkina Faso
    • Burundi
    • Cambodia
    • Cameroon
    • Cape Verde
    • Central African Republic
    • Chad
    • China
    • Colombia
    • Comoros
    • Congo
    • Congo (Democratic Republic)
    • Cote d'Ivoire
    • Cuba
    • Djibouti
    • Dominica
    • Dominican Republic
    • East Timor
    • Ecuador
    • Egypt
    • El Salvador
    • Eritrea
    • Ethiopia
    • Fiji
    • Gabon
    • Gambia
    • Georgia
    • Ghana
    • Grenada
    • Guatemala
    • Guinea
    • Guinea-Bissau
    • Guinea Equatorial
    • Guyana
    • Haiti
    • Honduras
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Jamaica
    • Jordan
    • Kazakhstan
    • Kenya
    • Kiribati
    • Kosovo
    • Kuwait
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Laos
    • Lebanon
    • Lesotho
    • Liberia
    • Libya
    • Macau (SAR)
    • Macedonia (North)
    • Madagascar
    • Malawi
    • Malaysia
    • Maldives
    • Mali
    • Marshall Islands
    • Mauritania
    • Mauritius
    • Micronesia
    • Moldova
    • Mongolia
    • Montenegro
    • Mozambique
    • Myanmar (Burma)
    • Namibia
    • Nauru
    • Nepal
    • New Caledonia
    • Nicaragua
    • Niger
    • Nigeria
    • North Korea
    • Northern Mariana Islands
    • Oman
    • Pakistan
    • Palestinian Territories
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Qatar
    • Palau
    • Russian Federation
    • Rwanda
    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Senegal
    • Serbia
    • Sierra Leone
    • Somalia
    • South Africa
    • South Sudan
    • Sri Lanka
    • Sudan
    • Suriname
    • Eswatini (Swaziland)
    • Syria
    • Tajikistan
    • Tanzania
    • Togo
    • Tonga
    • Tunisia
    • Turkey
    • Turkmenistan
    • Tuvalu
    • Uganda
    • Ukraine
    • Uzbekistan
    • Vanuatu
    • Venezuela
    • Vietnam
    • Western Sahara
    • Yemen
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

    Nationals of the following countries are always visa-exempt:

    • Canadian citizens or dual Canadian citizens
    • Permanent residents of Canada
    • US citizens
  • eTA Canada Application Form

    At Evisa Express, we do everything we can to make sure that your Canadian eTA application process goes seamlessly.

    Ready to fill out the eTA Canada application form? Locate the panel on the left and select your travel purpose. Click "Apply online" and follow these steps:

    1. Provide personal and travel details, including your passport information. Double-check if everything is correct. Move on to the next step.
    2. Cover the fee and receive a confirmation number at your email address. All applicants have several online payment methods to choose from.
    3. Check your inbox. Approved eTA Canada will be delivered directly to your email address in a digital form (PDF document).

    The processing time may take a few days. At Evisa Express, we do our best to issue your travel documents as soon as possible.

    You won't be asked to submit an actual copy of your passport, so it's extra-important that you double-check that all the information you provide is correct.

    Once you get the approved eTA Canada, it will be assigned to your passport number electronically. You don't need to print it out.

    Important! The Canadian government is responsible for the approval of each application. All decisions relating to entry, travelers, and applications rest solely with the Canadian Government. As a result, processing time may be extended if the Canadian government deems it necessary.

  • Validity Period

    The Canadian eTA stays valid for five years, starting from the moment of approval. During that time, travelers are allowed to enter Canada multiple times. Each time you visit, you may stay for up to 6 months in the country.

    An important requirement is to make sure that your passport remains valid for the entirety of your visit. If your passport expires during this time, then so will your eTA Canada. It will be necessary to submit a new application before entering Canada again.

  • Transit Information

    If you're flying to Canada to transit through the country on your way to another country, you still need an eTA Canada.

    Check if your country of citizenship is located on the "List of Eligible Countries," above. Then, fill out an online application form to receive your permit.

  • Requirements on Arrival

    Canada has only one requirement for travelers holding approved eTAs: carry your valid passport as you travel, and show it at the airport when asked by the border authorities.

    You do not need to print your Canada eTA. It will be assigned to your passport number.

  • eTA Canada Sample

    Once approved, eTA Canada will be sent to the applicant’s email box. Check the sample below to learn what the document will look like:

    eTA Canada

Required documents

Whether you are a tourist, business person, or simply wish to transit through Canada, your electronic travel authorization has one simple requirement:

  • Passport that will stay valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival

The requirement extends to every eligible person wishing to enter Canada by air.

Benefits of Evisa Express

  • Easy application processThere are three easy steps to get your eTA to Canada. Any issues during the application process can be addressed by contacting our support team
  • Qualified team of expertsA qualified team oversees the processing of each and every application
  • Guarantee of serviceIf an application is unable to be processed, reimbursement is provided according to the conditions set out by our Terms of Service

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FAQ about eTA Canada

  • What is eTA Canada?

    The name eTA stands for electronic travel authorization. Canadian eTA is an entry permit that is digitally attached to your passport number and allows numerous visits to Canada within the 5-year validity period. Each stay can be as long as 6 months at a time.

  • How long is a Canadian eTA valid for?

    The Canadian eTA stays valid for five years from the date of approval. Each time you enter, you can stay for up to 6 months in a row. Remember that if your passport expires or any data on it changes, your entry permit becomes invalid. Keep your passport valid to enjoy a full five years of eTA validity.

  • Do I need to print eTA Canada?

    Since eTA Canada is directly linked to your passport, you do not have to print it out before travel. However, you are strongly advised to keep an additional copy on your mobile device just in case. The electronic entry permit will be delivered to your inbox in a PDF form once it's approved.

  • How much does a Canadian eTA cost?

    The cost of a Canadian eTA is relatively low and covers multiple entries for a validity period of five years.

  • What are the requirements for eTA Canada?

    If you wish to enter Canada for purposes of tourism, business, or transit and want to travel by air, you must have an eTA first. The only document needed to apply is a passport that will stay valid for at least 6 months from the planned date of arrival in Canada.

  • How long does it take for eTA Canada to be approved?

    Applicants should know that it can take a few days for eTA to be approved. However, most applications are processed faster.

  • How do I apply for an eTA Canada?

    It's pretty easy to apply - all you need is a valid passport and citizenship in one of the eligible countries. Our team of visa experts will then handle the process of obtaining the Canadian eTA for you.

  • Can I travel to Canada without an eTA?

    Canadian citizens and permanent residents, as well as all US citizens, do not need an eTA. If you're not any of these, you must apply online for an electronic travel authorization first. Luckily, submitting an application takes just a few minutes and can be done even from home!

  • Can I get an eTA at the airport?

    Travelers cannot get an eTA at the airport. You must arrive with your approved eTA already assigned to your passport. Otherwise, you will not be allowed to board the plane to Canada.

  • Do I need an eTA for connecting flights?

    Yes, you do need an eTA for connecting flights (transiting through Canada). Make sure that you have a passport that will not expire for at least 6 months from the planned date of arrival and apply online. The approved entry permit will arrive at your email address.

  • Can I extend my eTA in Canada?

    You cannot extend your eTA in Canada. When your entry permit expires, you must apply for a new one. All applicants must be outside of Canada in order to do that. The length of each stay can be as long as 6 months at a time!

  • Is Canadian eTA linked to my passport?

    Yes, all approved eTAs are automatically, digitally assigned to the passport of the applicant. There is no need to print it out and bring the copy to the airport, the customs officials will check if the traveler has a valid eTA via their travel document.

  • How can I check my Canadian eTA status?

    To check the progress of your eTA application, please contact our support team via email or phone. Provide the team with the confirmation number that you have received right after the payment and get the information about the status of your electronic entry permit.

  • What if my eTA Canada is not approved?

    If your eTA is not approved, double-check whether you are actually eligible. Is your passport valid? Are you applying from outside of Canada? Should you still not be sure why your eTA was not processed, please contact our support team via email or phone.

  • How long can I stay in Canada with eTA?

    You can stay up to 6 months with each visit. The eTA is a multiple-entry permit that allows numerous visits for its holders within the 5-year validity period. Make sure that your passport will not expire for the whole duration of your trip.

  • Can I apply for an eTA Canada for my child?

    Yes, you can apply for a Canadian eTA for your child. In order to enter Canada by air, citizens of the eligible countries - even children and infants - must have both an eTA and a valid passport. There is no "minimum age" under which children can enter without an appropriate entry permit.

Three easy steps to get your eTA

  • Apply online Use information from your valid passport to complete one of our online applications
  • Complete your application Make a secure online payment with a debit or credit card, as well as other secure methods of payment
  • Check your emailYour approved eTA will be delivered directly to your account
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