To apply and confirm your eTA you need to have:
- Valid passport
- E-mail address
- Make an online payment
For example, for a family of three people, you will need to complete and submit the form three times.
Who doesn’t need eTA:You don’t have to apply for eTA if you are:
- a Canadian citizen or a dual Canadian citizen,
- a Canadian permanent resident, or
- a U.S. citizen. (However, lawful permanent residents of the U.S. need an eTA if travelling by air.)
After you receive eTA:
eTA will be sent to your email adress. Your eTA is linked to the passport you used in your eTA application. You will need to present the passport you used to apply for your eTA to airline staff each time you board a flight to Canada.
Your eTA authorizes you to visit Canada for up to six months or until the date prescribed by a border services officer on your arrival to Canada. If you need to stay in Canada longer, you must apply to extend your stay.
Once you have an eTA, it will be valid for five years, or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.
THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS MUST BE MET IN ORDER TO APPLY ONLINE FOR AN eTA:
- You are a citizen of a country that is exempt from having to obtain a visa to travel to Canada or are a lawful permanent resident of the United States with a valid alien registration card (Green Card)
- You are traveling by air to Canada
- You have sufficient funds to cover your stay in Canada
- You have a valid passport
- You have no criminal or immigration-related convictions
WHO IS EXEMPTED FROM THE eTA SYSTEM?
- Citizens of the United States of America
- Travelers entering Canada by sea or land
- Citizens of France residing and traveling from St. Pierre and Miquelon
- Temporary residents with a valid Canadian visa
- Canadian permanent residents
- Flight crews
- Accredited diplomats
WHAT RIGHTS DOES AN eTA APPROVAL GIVE YOU?
As soon as you are granted an electronic travel authorization (eTA), you can travel to Canada. Although eTA is mandatory, it does not guarantee admission to Canada Upon arrival to Canada you will be subject to a routine inspection at the port of entry by an immigration officer who will determine your admission to Canada according to applicable law.
Refusal of an eTA application does not prevent the applicant to request a visa from a Canada visa processing office.
All information provided by you or by a designated third party must be true and accurate. An approved electronic travel authorization may be cancelled at any time for any reason, especially if new personal circumstances or information affect the application. Providing false, misleading or fraudulent information knowingly and intentionally when submitting a travel request may lead to action taken against you including but not limited to charges of perjury.