The Electronic Travel Authorization is a relatively new requirement. The ETA is intended for individuals from visa-exempt countries, such as individuals from Europe or U.S. for instance. These individuals will now require to obtain an ETA prior to travelling to Canada, instead of obtaining a visitor visa. Watch our video below on an in-depth explanation of what the Electronic Travel Authorization is and what documents you need to submit in order to apply.
What is an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) Video
The Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) assists individuals who originate from visa-exempt countries to come to Canada with the authorization of an ETA. Subsequently, they would not require a visitor visa to enter Canada. The Electronic Travel Authorization is obtained online and individuals can usually obtain the ETA within minutes. This is a relatively fast process compared to the visitor visa. You don't necessarily need to print out the confirmation of the ETA, but if you'd like to you can. The ETA will be linked and associated with your passport. When travelling, the flight attendants will be able to view the ETA in relation to your passport. An ETA is usually required from European countries, such as Czech Republic, Finland, Greece and more. Additionally, citizens from the United States also require an ETA prior to travelling to Canada; however, Immigration is usually lenient with Americans, especially if they are crossing through the Canadian border. For more information regarding the Electronic Travel Authorization, please watch our video in its entirety.
If you would like to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) but are unsure what documents to include with your application or how to get started then please don’t hesitate to contact us at 416-477-2545. Our immigration experts will be glad to assist you with your immigration matter.
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