You will soon receive an email from us confirming Application Completed status for your eTA Canada Visa application. Make sure to check the junk or spam mail folder of the email address you provided on your eTA Canada application form. Occasionally spam filters may block automated emails from Canada Visa Online especially corporate email ids.
Most applications are validated within 24 hours of completion. Some applications could take longer and require additional time for processing. The outcome of your Canada eTA will be sent to you automatically at the same email address.
Since eTA Canada Visa is directly and electronically linked the passport, check that the passport number included in the eTA Canada approval email matches exactly the number in your passport. If it's not the same, you should apply again.
You will recieve an Canada eTA Approval Confirmation email. Approval email includes your eTA Status, eTA number and eTA Expiration Date sent by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)Online Canada Visa approval email containing information from IRCC
Your Canada eTA is automatically and electronically linked to the passport that you used for your application. Make sure your passport number is correct and you must travel on the same passport. You will be required to present this passport to the airline checkin staff and Canada Border Service Agency during entry into Canada.
eTA Canada Visa is valid for upto five years from the date of issue, as long as the passport linked to the application is still valid You can visit Canada for upto 6 months on eTA Canada Visa. You will need to apply to extend your electronic travel authorisation if you wish to stay longer in Canada.
The Electronic Travel Authority (eTA) permit or valid visitors visa, do not guarantee your entry into Canada. A Canada Border Services Agent (CBSA) reserves the right to declare you inadmissible due to the following reasons:
While most eTA Canada Visas are issued within 24 hours, some can take several days to process. In such cases, additional information may be required by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) before the application is approved. We will contact you via email and advise you of the next steps.
The email from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) may include a request for:
To apply for a family member or someone else travelling with you, use the Online Canada Visa Application Form again.
In case your eTA Canada is not issued, you will receive a breakdown of the reason for refusal. You could try submitting traditional or paper Canadian Visitor Visa at your nearest Canadian embassy or consulate.