CANADA TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION SERVICE
CANADIAN eTA INFORMATION

1. About eTA

Since March 15, 2016 all non-citizens require a Visa or Electronic Travel Authority to enter Canada.

An eTA is an electronically stored authority for travel to Canada. All visa-exempt foreign nationals are expected to have an eTA to fly to or transit through Canada.

2. eTA Expiration

You can enter Canada as many times as you want for the duration of 5 years from the date your eTA is granted, or until the expiry date of your passport, whichever comes first.

3. Countries and territories whose citizens need an eTA to travel to Canada

Foreign nationals from the following countries needs an eTA before boarding their flight to Canada as of March 15, 2016:

British overseas territory citizen who derives that citizenship through birth, descent, naturalization or registration in one of the British overseas territories of:

Other foreign nationals who need an eTA to travel to Canada

The following foreign nationals will need an eTA before boarding their flight to Canada as of March 15, 2016:

  • Persons who have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence (United States Permanent Residents).
  • Holder of a passport or travel document issued by the Holy See.
  • Holder of a national Israeli passport.
  • Holder of a passport issued by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.
  • Holder of a passport issued by the United Kingdom to a British National (Overseas), as a person born, naturalized or registered in Hong Kong.
  • Holder of a passport issued by the United Kingdom to a British Subject which contains the observation that the holder has the right of abode in the United Kingdom.
  • Holder of an ordinary passport issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan that includes the personal identification number of the individual. Note: Taiwanese citizens who hold a passport issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan that does not include their personal identification number need a visa to come to Canada.

4. Verify/Check your eTA Status

If you have already submitted an online application and wish to verify/check your eTA application status, you can submit this form indicating you name, passport number, emails and transaction id

5. eTA Application

To apply for an eTA, you must have your passport, email address and a credit card to complete the online application.

The details you provide in your online eTA application need to be exactly the same as they appear in your passport and you must use the same passport that is linked to your online eTA application when you travel.

In your application you need to provide the biographic information such as your name, date and place of birth, gender, marital status, address, nationality and passport number. You also need to answer a few simple background questions to determine if you can come to Canada. For example, you will be asked about your current job and how much money you have available for your visit to Canada, and if you have any medical issues.

To apply for eTA you must fill the eTA Application form