Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
Who needs an eTA?
The Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is an entry requirement for travellers from visa exempt countries who fly to or transit through Canada. You will not need an eTA when you enter Canada by land or sea.
eTA is valid for up to five years or until the passport you used to apply for your eTA expires
eTA allows you to travel to Canada many times, and stay for up to six months (the border officer will tell you how long you can stay).
As of March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa.
Starting on December 1st, 2016, Mexican citizens visiting Canada won’t require a Visa. Instead, Mexicans should get an eTA.
You need a passport, credit card and an email address.
eTA costs CAD$7.00
Apply online at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start-int.asp
You will get a confirmation by email
The questionnaire includes the following questions:
- Date of Birth
- Country of Birth
- Have you previously applied to enter or remain in Canada?
- Funds available for travel to Canada
- Passport Number
- Country in which the passport was issued
- Date of Issue
- Date of Expiry
- Preferred Language
- Email address
- Residential address