Canada eTA
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eTA Canada is an electronic travel authorization that allows entry into Canada, featuring a simple and fast online application process.

About Canada eTA

eTA Canada is the Electronic Travel Authorization introduced by the government of Canada to facilitate travel to eligible travelers planning to travel to Canada by air. The Canadian eTA is issued for short-term trips and can be used for tourism, business, or transit purposes.

Canada eTA is issued as a multiple-entry permit, which entitles its holder to stay in Canada for up to 6 months each time. The Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) remains valid for 5 years from the date of issue. Nevertheless, the traveler's passport must remain valid for the entire validity of eTA. Otherwise, if the passport expires earlier, the eTA will automatically expire, too.

Applicants eligible for an eTA application can submit the online application within a few simple steps, including filling out a short online form, covering the processing fee, and receiving the eTA confirmation via email. An eTA application is usually approved within hours or even minutes.

Types of Canadian eTA

The Electronic Travel authorization (eTA) is a one-type permit which covers the following purposes:

  • tourism: holidays, sightseeing, family and friend reunions, leisure activities, etc.
  • business: participation in conferences, contract negotiations, fairs, business events, etc.
  • transit: making a transit stop before continuing further trip

Important: As a holder of a valid eTA Canada, you are not allowed to take up any employment in Canada. For such purposes, you need to obtain a relevant work permit from the nearest embassy or consulate of Canada.

eTA Canada

List of eligible countries

The following countries can enjoy visa-free entry to Canada but need to apply for Canadian

  • AndorraAndorra
  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
  • AnguillaAnguilla
  • AustriaAustria
  • AustraliaAustralia
  • BarbadosBarbados
  • BelgiumBelgium
  • BulgariaBulgaria
  • BermudaBermuda
  • BruneiBrunei
  • BahamasBahamas
  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
  • ChileChile
  • CyprusCyprus
  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
  • GermanyGermany
  • DenmarkDenmark
  • EstoniaEstonia
  • SpainSpain
  • FinlandFinland
  • Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands
  • FranceFrance
  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
  • GibraltarGibraltar
  • GuineaGuinea
  • GreeceGreece
  • Hong KongHong Kong
  • CroatiaCroatia
  • HungaryHungary
  • IrelandIreland
  • IsraelIsrael
  • IcelandIceland
  • ItalyItaly
  • JapanJapan
  • South KoreaSouth Korea
  • Cayman IslandsCayman Islands
  • LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
  • LithuaniaLithuania
  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
  • LatviaLatvia
  • MonacoMonaco
  • MontserratMontserrat
  • MaltaMalta
  • MexicoMexico
  • NetherlandsNetherlands
  • NorwayNorway
  • New ZealandNew Zealand
  • Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea
  • PolandPoland
  • San MarinoSan Marino
  • Caicos IslandsCaicos Islands
  • TaiwanTaiwan
  • Vatican CityVatican City
  • British Virgin IslandsBritish Virgin Islands
  • SamoaSamoa
  • SingaporeSingapore
  • PortugalPortugal
  • SwedenSweden
  • SlovakiaSlovakia
  • SloveniaSlovenia
  • Brunei DarussalamBrunei Darussalam
  • RomaniaRomania
  • Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islands
  • Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands
  • Saint HelenaSaint Helena

eTA Canada application form

If you are sure that your nationality makes you eligible for the eTA Canada process, sit back and start your application process by following these intuitive steps:

  1. Fill out the online form: Provide all required details, such as your personal data and travel-related information, and double-check all the details you entered.
  2. Cover the service fee: Use one of the available methods of online payment and pay the processing fee.
  3. Refresh your email inbox: Shortly after covering the payment, make sure to check your email inbox.

Once approved, the confirmation of your Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) for Canada will be sent to you via email. There is no need to print it out as it is automatically linked with the applicant's passport.

Validity period

eTA Canada is granted for five years from the moment the Canadian authorities approve it. Throughout this 5-year validity period, an eTA holder can enter and re-enter Canada numerous times. Every single stay with eTA can last as long as 6 months.

It is worth noting that travelers must ensure that their passports will not expire for the entire duration of the planned visit to Canada. If the passport linked to the Canadian eTA expires during the eTA's validity period, the eTA will also automatically become invalid. As a result, a traveler will need to complete a new eTA application process again in order to travel to Canada without any hassles.

Important information about eTA Canada

  • eTA Canada application requires meeting one simple requirement which is being a holder of a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of intended travel
  • The Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is automatically linked to the applicant's passport
  • The Canadian eTA does not work as a work permit and excludes undertaking any form of employment in Canada
  • Every single stay in Canada with eTA cannot exceed 6 months at a time
  • The Canada eTA requirement applies to all travelers regardless of their age - applications on behalf of underage travelers must be completed by their legal guardians or parents