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Information on travelling to Canada

Information on travelling to Canada

How can I apply for an ETA to travel to Canada?

Use only this official eTA Canada Web site to apply for an eTA. Requesting an eTA is a simple process that takes place online and only takes few minutes.

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How can I apply for an ETA to travel to Canada?

Use only this official eTA Canada Web site to apply for an eTA.

Requesting an eTA is a simple process that takes place online and only takes few minutes. Most applicants will get their eTA application approved (by email) within minutes. However, processing some requests may take several days if you need to provide supporting documentation. It is best to get your eTA before you book your flight to Canada.

An eTA costs $ 45 CAD. You can apply and pay for one person at a time.

To complete the form, you must have your passport, a credit or debit card and an e-mail address. You must also answer some questions.

How to apply for an eTA to travel to Canada?

eTA 2018 is a private agency that deals with processing eTA requests. Making an eTA application does not require much, the procedure you must follow to complete the online form is simple, you will first need:

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How to apply for an eTA to travel to Canada?

eTA 2018 is a private agency that deals with processing eTA requests. Making an eTA application does not require much, the procedure you must follow to complete the online form is simple, you will first need:

  • Your passport
  • A credit card to make the payment
  • A valid email address
  • Supporting documents in exceptional cases

In general, you will receive within the next few minutes the answer to your AVE request. However, in some cases, a response to a request may take several days, in which case you will be asked to provide other supporting documents.

Moreover, it is highly recommended to make an eTA request before booking an air ticket to Canada. The Canadian government charges 7$ as processing fee. You have the option to make an eTA application and pay the related amount for one person at a time.

What do I need for an eTA application?

To get an eTA application, you just need to have:

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What do I need for an eTA application?

To get an eTA application, you just need to have:

  • A payment method accepted to pay the fees of 45 CAN $, like a credit card
  • A valid passport issued by a country of the visa waiver program
  • A valid email address

When will you be able to get a special authorization to fly to Canada?

Here are the different cases where you can ask for a special authorization:

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When will you be able to get a special authorization to fly to Canada?

Here are the different cases where you can ask for a special authorization:

  • If you plan to fly to Canada in less than 10 days and you have a valid passport issued by a country that is a beneficiary of the Visa Waiver Program.
  • You have a certificate of Canadian citizenship.
  • You had a Canadian passport in the past.

In these cases, your special request will be processed as soon as the electronic systems confirm your Canadian citizenship, and will be valid for 4 days only from the travel day indicated on the form entered.

What if I travel to Canada only for transit?

Having an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or Visa is essential not only to travel to Canada but also to transit through Canada or to another country, this application applies to all nationals or citizens of countries benefiting from the visa waiver program. The accuracy of the document you need (AVE or Visa ...) depends on:

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What if I travel to Canada only for transit?

Having an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or Visa is essential not only to travel to Canada but also to transit through Canada or to another country, this application applies to all nationals or citizens of countries benefiting from the visa waiver program. The accuracy of the document you need (AVE or Visa ...) depends on:

  • The document type you’re using to travel.
  • Your country of citizenship or nationality.
  • The means of transportation that you will use to travel to Canada: air, land or sea.

Who are the travelers who can submit an eTA application?

There are 4 types of travelers:
First: Whether for a stay or for a transit, the travelers who must make an eTA request are:

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Who are the travelers who can submit an eTA application?

There are 4 types of travelers:
First: Whether for a stay or for a transit, the travelers who must make an eTA request are:

  • Nationals of countries and territories benefiting from the visa waiver program must apply for an eTA if they choose to get to Canada by air. In case where these nationals arrive in Canada by car, bus, train or boat, they will not need a VISA or an eTA.
  • Legitimate travelers who are permanently USA residents are required to complete an eTA application as well as presenting a valid green card and passport upon check-in.

Second, travelers who may be eligible to apply for an eTA are:

  • Some Visa Nationals may be able to make an eTA application instead of a VISA application if they wish to travel to Canada by air only.

Third, travelers who do not need to apply for an eTA and need to show other pieces of identification are:

  • Travelers with Canadian citizenship or dual citizenship must present, upon arrival, a valid Canadian passports only, as well as Americans who have Canadian citizenship in parallel.
  • Residents and permanent residents of Canada must present valid permanent residency cards or a travel document for permanent residents. Please note that former permanent residents of Canada can still benefit from this option and may still have permanent resident status.

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US citizens can travel without obtaining an eTA and must have valid ID only.

I live in Canada and I want to help someone to come to Canada, what to do?

If a family member or a friend of yours would like to travel to Canada and plan to travel by air, sea or land, it is essential to first specify the type of authorization they will need to come to Canada. What your parent or acquaintance needs depends on:

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I live in Canada and I want to help someone to come to Canada, what to do?

If a family member or a friend of yours would like to travel to Canada and plan to travel by air, sea or land, it is essential to first specify the type of authorization they will need to come to Canada. What your parent or acquaintance needs depends on:

  • The type of ID he is using to travel.
  • Country of citizenship or nationality
  • The means of transportation that he will use to travel to Canada: air, land or sea ...

If the person you know has to submit an eTA application, the procedure will be simple and adequate, he will be asked to apply for a travel authorization eTA. However, if he will need a VISA, you can send him an invitation letter explaining how you will help him, this letter will add value to his file but will not guarantee the obtaining a favorable response.

Who can submit an application under the Access to Information Act?

Applying under the Access to Information Act is possible for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and those present in Canada only. Foreign nationals have the right to ask a Canadian citizen or resident to make an application on their behalf as long as they provide a written consent to the person who will be applying for it.

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Who can submit an application under the Access to Information Act?

Applying under the Access to Information Act is possible for Canadian citizens, permanent residents and those present in Canada only. Foreign nationals have the right to ask a Canadian citizen or resident to make an application on their behalf as long as they provide a written consent to the person who will be applying for it.

Will my request for access to personal information be processed quickly if I have a representative?

Having a representative will not add any extra value to your application; the Canadian government deals with all applications equally. Under the IRCC: (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada), the choice to make an access to information request is personal and no representative can be advised or accredited by the Government of Canada.

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Will my request for access to personal information be processed quickly if I have a representative?

Having a representative will not add any extra value to your application; the Canadian government deals with all applications equally. Under the IRCC: (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada), the choice to make an access to information request is personal and no representative can be advised or accredited by the Government of Canada.

I made my request but did not finalize the payment because of a technical problem; can I still go to Canada?

When you make an eTA request to go to Canada, make sure that your form has been correctly filled and that your application has been finalized and validated. Please note that if you encounter a problem with the request due to a payment issue or other bug, your eTA authorization will not be processed and you will not be able to plan a trip to Canada.

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I made my request but did not finalize the payment because of a technical problem; can I still go to Canada?

When you make an eTA request to go to Canada, make sure that your form has been correctly filled and that your application has been finalized and validated. Please note that if you encounter a problem with the request due to a payment issue or other bug, your eTA authorization will not be processed and you will not be able to plan a trip to Canada.

If you try to renew the request and you still receive error messages related to technical problems, do not hesitate to contact us or send an email providing as much details as possible about your query.

If you decide to travel to Canada without an eTA application, your flight will be delayed or you will not be allowed to board the flight to Canada.

What if I receive only a confirmation email indicating the completion of my application, but I have not heard from since?

The electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is a mandatory procedure to enter and stay in Canada. You will not have the right to go to Canada if you have not yet received the response to your eTA application, a confirmation of receipt email is not the answer to your request. Keep in mind that processing an eTA request may take a few days, for safety; you should consider making an advance request to not postpone your flight.

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What if I receive only a confirmation email indicating the completion of my application, but I have not heard from since?

The electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is a mandatory procedure to enter and stay in Canada. You will not have the right to go to Canada if you have not yet received the response to your eTA application, a confirmation of receipt email is not the answer to your request. Keep in mind that processing an eTA request may take a few days, for safety; you should consider making an advance request to not postpone your flight.

From time to time, do not forget to check even the junk mail (SPAMS) of the email address you provided during your request. Some spam filtering systems may block the receipt of our confirmation emails or eTA status.

Moreover, if you can not receive the confirmation e-mail indicating that your eTA request has been received, do not hesitate to contact us or send an e-mail providing as much detail as possible about your request.

How to travel to Canada with a minor and no spouse?

In case you are traveling with a minor to Canada and without a spouse, you will be asked to present several documents, like:

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How to travel to Canada with a minor and no spouse?

In case you are traveling with a minor to Canada and without a spouse, you will be asked to present several documents, like:

  • A copy of the birth certificate of your minor child.
  • A parent who does not travel with their child will be required to present a photocopy of their passport or national identity card bearing their signature.
  • Parents who do not travel with their child will be required to write a letter of authorization (it is recommended that they be written in English or French). A valid letter of authorization must indicate the address and number of the parent who will not accompany his child to Canada.

On the other hand, if the parents are separated or divorced but share custody of their child, the parent who will accompany the child to Canada must include a copy of the custody order in their file.

However, in the same case where the parents are separated or divorced but the child lives with one of the parents. In other words, if the parents do not share custody, the parent who will take the child to Canada will be required to attach a copy of the custody order to his or her documents.

Finally, in case your spouse has passed away, you will be asked to attach a copy of the death certificate of the parent concerned.

Can I travel to Canada if I have provided the necessary documents to finalize my application but have not yet received an answer?

Travel Authorization (eTA) is a mandatory procedure to enter and stay in Canada. You will not be allowed to travel to Canada if you have not yet received the decision on your eTA application.

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Can I travel to Canada if I have provided the necessary documents to finalize my application but have not yet received an answer?

Travel Authorization (eTA) is a mandatory procedure to enter and stay in Canada. You will not be allowed to travel to Canada if you have not yet received the decision on your eTA application.

The processing of your application may take several days, in which case you will be asked to provide other supporting documents. In case your trip is urgent, you will be required to postpone your flight to Canada if you do not receive the status of your eTA application.

If you decide to travel to Canada without an eTA, your flight will be delayed or you will not be allowed to board the flight to Canada.

What is a citizen exempted from the VISA obligation?

A foreign citizen who is a beneficiary of the Visa Waiver Program is a national of a country who does not need to apply for a VISA to travel to Canada and can travel to Canada by applying for an ETA only.

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What is a citizen exempted from the VISA obligation?

A foreign citizen who is a beneficiary of the Visa Waiver Program is a national of a country who does not need to apply for a VISA to travel to Canada and can travel to Canada by applying for an ETA only. In other words, a person exempted from the VISA requirement is a person who is not a Canadian citizen, who is not a permanent resident of Canada and is not required to submit a Visa for return to Canada.

Do permanent residents of Canada have to apply for an eTA?

Permanent residents of Canada are not required to submit an eTA application, Canadian permanent resident travelers to and from Canada are required to present valid permanent residency cards or valid permanent resident travel documents and valid passports .

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Do permanent residents of Canada have to apply for an eTA?

Permanent residents of Canada are not required to submit an eTA application, Canadian permanent resident travelers to and from Canada are required to present valid permanent residency cards or valid permanent resident travel documents and valid passports .

Bon à savoir :
In order to take precautions regarding processing times, renewal or replacement of your permanent resident card must be made in advance

Should US travelers participating in the NEXUS Program or CANPASS apply for an eTA?

Citizens with valid US Green Card must submit an eTA application to travel to Canada by air. On the other hand, if you are a permanent resident of the United States and wish to travel to Canada by car, bus, train, boat or cruise ship, you will not need an eTA application, keep in mind that you need to have your valid green card with you.

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Should US travelers participating in the NEXUS Program or CANPASS apply for an eTA?

Citizens with valid US Green Card must submit an eTA application to travel to Canada by air. On the other hand, if you are a permanent resident of the United States and wish to travel to Canada by car, bus, train, boat or cruise ship, you will not need an eTA application, keep in mind that you need to have your valid green card with you.

Approved eTA applications remain valid for a period of 5 years or until the expiry of the passport if it expires before the 5 year term.