The Online Canada Visa or the Canada Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) acts as an entry requirement, linked electronically to the traveller’s passport, for nationals travelling from the visa-exempt countries to Canada.
The validity of the Canada visa online or the Canada Electronic Travel Authorization (Canada eTA) is up to five years. However, the visa will expire when the applicant’s passport expires. Therefore, the Canada eTA will expire if the applicant’s passport has a validity of less than five years.
Please note that if you get a new passport, you must simultaneously apply for a new Canada eTA.
Travellers from visa-exempt countries need to apply for the Canada Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). These countries include:
Travellers from the following categories cannot apply for a Online Canada Visa or (Canada eTA) and must present some other identification document, to enter Canada.
The Canada Electronic Travel Authorization form itself is quite straightforward and easy to complete in a few minutes. There is the information required from the applicants under the following major categories: Travel document, Passport details, Personal details, Employment information, Contact information, Residential address, Travel information, Consent and Declaration
Please note that you can apply for the Canada eTA in your native language as we also provide translation services from Spanish, German, Danish and most other languages to English.
The Canada Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) approval usually takes less than 24 hours to be sent to the applicant via email. Hence, it is recommended to get your Canada eTA before booking your flight to Canada. However, it is still safe to apply a few days before booking your flight ticket, in case of being asked to submit supporting documents, the application might take several days to process.
Before applying for the Online Canada Visa (Canada eTA) you must make sure to have the following documents:
The Online Canada Visa or the Canada Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) takes around 5-7 minutes to complete before making an online payment. The online application is an easy and fast process.
You just need to have a valid passport, access to a device with a reliable internet connection, an active and working email address, and a valid debit or credit card that has been authorised for online payments to pay the fee for the eTA.
If there are any issues in completing the online application, you can contact the Help Desk and Customer Support team on this website using the Contact Us link.
Most applications are validated within a few hours of completion. Some applications could take longer and require additional time for processing. The outcome of your eTA will be sent to you automatically at the same email a
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.
The Online Canada Visa or the Canada Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) has a validity of five (5) years. Normally, a stay of up to 6 months is allowed. In some cases, however, officers may limit or extend your stay in Canada based on the planned purpose of your visit.
Yes, children are required to apply for the Online Canada Visa or the Canada Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). There is no age exemption for the Canada eTA and, all the eligible eTA-required travellers, regardless of their age, are required to get an eTA for entry into Canada. The Canada Visa Application for minors must be filled by their parent or a legal guardian.
Minors entering Canada without the proper documents, or who are with adults other than their parents or legal guardian(s), will be checked more closely. The Border Services officers may question you about children who come with you to Canada or even question the child travelling alone. Please make sure to have the proper documents with you, to travel to Canada without any hassle.
No, you cannot. The Online Canada Visa or the Canada Electronic Travel Authorization (Canada eTA) is a single document and, each family member must apply for a separate eTA. Applying for more than one Canada eTA at a time is not allowed.
No, you need not apply for the Online Canada Visa or the Canada Electronic Travel Authorization (Canada eTA) every time you enter Canada as long as your passport number has not changed. Once, the eTA gets approved it will be valid for five years, and you can use it to enter Canada, as many times as required, within the five years validity of your Canada eTA for a given passport number.