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Electronic Travel Authorization

Obtain your ETA Visa in a few minutes online, by entering the required information and submitting your application. All eligible travelers to Canada may apply and obtain this document prior to their trip.

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Application Process

Step 1

Step 1

Start a new eTA application

Step 2

Step 2

Review your eTA application

Step 3

Step 3

Make application payment

Step 4

Step 4

Receive your eTA Application

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Information
for New Applicants

Starting March 2016, the Canada Electronic System for Travel Authorization, implemented by the Government of Canada, allows nationals from certain eligible countries to travel to Canada for stays of up to 6 months with an electronically delivered ETA e-Visa (Electronic Travel Authorization).

You may obtain your ETA e-Visa in a few minutes online, by entering the required information and submitting your application. All eligible travelers to Canada may apply and obtain this document prior to their trip.

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PROGRAM COUNTRIES

The following countries need eta to enter Canada:

Andorra

Andorra

Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda

Australia

Australia

Austria

Austria

Bahamas

Bahamas

Barbados

Barbados

Belgium

Belgium

British Citizens

British Citizens

British citizens of foreign territories

British citizens of foreign territories

Brunei

Brunei

Chile

Chile

Croatia

Croatia

Cyprus

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Denmark

Denmark

Estonia

Estonia

Finland

Finland

France

France

Germany

Germany

Greece

Greece

Hungary

Hungary

Iceland

Iceland

Ireland

Ireland

Italy

Italy

Japan

Japan

Latvia

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Malta

Malta

Monaco

Monaco

Netherlands

Netherlands

New Zealand

New Zealand

Norway

Norway

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

United States

United States

Poland

Poland

Portugal

Portugal

Samoa

Samoa

San Marino

San Marino

Singapore

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands

South Korea

South Korea

Spain

Spain

Sweden

Sweden

Switzerland

Switzerland

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you are looking for more information about the eTA Application process or to review the Frequently Asked Questions, please explore the following help topics:

How can I receive an authorization to travel to Canada?

If you are planning to visit Canada and are a citizen of one of the 52 countries that are visa exempt, you must first apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before traveling to the country. An eTA allows travelers from visa exempt countries to apply online for their travel authorization without the need to apply for a travel visa at a Canadian embassy. Approved travelers will be allowed to visit Canada for visits of 180 days or less.

Who needs an eTA to travel to Canada?

All persons traveling by air to Canada and are citizens of one of the 52 countries that are visa exempt need to apply for an eTA prior to traveling to Canada. An approved eTA is mandatory for all passengers including children.

If you are entering Canada via automobile through one of the designated land borders with the United States then you are not required to apply for an eTA. Citizens of countries that are not visa exempt must apply for a regular visa at a Canadian embassy or consulate.

How does eTA work?

The CANADA eTA application process requires travelers to provide personal and background information in an online application form. The application will require the following information:

  • Traveler information such as home address and phone number
  • Passport information including passport number, date of issue and date of expiration
  • Employment information and employer name
  • A valid email address
  • A credit or debit card for payment.

When is the eTA used?

Once you have been authorized to travel through our eTA process, you may be wondering how and when this will be used during your trip.

The first point where your eTA is checked is at check-in with your carrier to allow you to board the plane to Canada.

Is eTA a visa?

The eTA is very different from visa in several ways and using the term eTA visa is misleading. Many times the phrase eTA visa is used, but this can be a bit confusing.

Is my eTA still valid if my passport has expired / changed?

If you get a new passport, the eTA you received with your old passport is no longer valid.

Any time a passport is changed, you must reapply for travel authorization using the eTA process with your new passport details.