The eTA for Canada
An eTA Canada is a mandatory travel permit to travel to Canada without a visa. Applying for an eTA takes about 5 minutes, and the costs are € 19,95 per person.
Take note: as a result of coronavirus (Covid-19) travelling with an eTA Canada is currently subject to restrictions.
Before applying for your eTA, read all about the coronavirus measures in Canada.
How does an eTA application work?
1. Fill in the eTA form
Applying for an eTA Canada can be done by filling in the online form; this only takes about 5 minutes.
2. Pay online
You can safely and reliably pay online for your eTA Canada through Visa, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal.
3. Official eTA
With urgent applications, the eTA Canada is granted on average within 18 minutes, and confirmed by e-mail.
Explanation about the eTA Canada
Do I need an eTA Canada? If you are planning to travel to Canada by plane in 2020 or 2021 and do not possess a Canadian or US passport, and you also hold the nationality from one of the visa-exempt countries, you are required to apply for an eTA beforehand. This holds for holidays, business trips, studies, family visits, and transits through Canadian airports. Only if you possess a Canadian or US passport, or a Canadian visa are you exempt from filing for a Canada eTA. Most travellers choose the eTA because it is cheaper, easier and faster to apply for than a visa. To obtain a visa, an appointment has to be made at the Canadian embassy, while the eTA Canada can be applied for in a few minutes online.
Travellers that do not have this travel permit cannot check in for flights to Canada, and are barred from entering the country. Even if the flight to Canada is only meant for a transit to another country, an eTA is required; even if you remain in the airport during the stopover period.
The abbreviation stands for: “electronic Travel Authorization”. It is an electronic permit that allows travellers to travel to Canada by plane. Applying for a Canada eTA is done through an online form, which will be assessed by the immigration service for any potential safety risks. If the traveller is not suspected of posing a threat to the safety and law enforcement of Canada, the application will be approved. This approval is linked to the passport with which the eTA is applied for, and is immediately shared with the airline and the authorities at the airports of departure and arrival. It is therefore not necessary to print the confirmation. Submit a Canada eTA application now.
Validity of the eTA Canada
The eTA is valid for five years after it is granted. If the passport with which it has been applied for expires earlier, the validity of the eTA expires alongside it. Submitting a new Canada eTA application with a new passport is required in order to travel to Canada again.
During the validity period of this travel permit, you can make an unlimited number of trips to Canada. However, each visit can only last a maximum of six months. Furthermore, your passport is required to be valid for at least one more day after you leave Canada.
Example: Your Canada eTA application has been approved on 3 January 2020. Your passport expires on 10 March 2021. In this period, you are allowed to make an unlimited number of trips to Canada, but you must have left Canada by 9 March 2021. Furthermore, each stay cannot last longer than six months. It does not matter whether these journeys concern a business trip, holiday, family visit or transit. If you want to stay in Canada for the entirety of March 2021, you need to file for a new passport before departure, and use that passport to apply for a new eTA Canada.
Other important requirements:
- The Canadian immigration service is at all times authorised to withdraw or shorten the validity of a visa or eTA, if it sees any reason to
- On arrival in Canada you are required to already possess a ticket for a transit or return flight
- The trip has to have either a business or tourist purpose, concern a transit/change of flights, or be intended for study purposes. Visiting friends/family falls under this
- Business trips are allowed, but you are not allowed to enter into employment with a Canadian company with an eTA
eTA Canada application
The mandatory travel permit for Canada can be applied for quickly and easily through this website, both for yourself as well as other travellers. This can be done 24 hours a day, even in the weekends or during the holidays. To start the application, you are required to fill in the application form, which only takes about 5 minutes. Although all applications are manually checked for errors before they are processed, it is advised to double-check all the filled-in information. If (unintentionally) incorrect information is filled in, this can have serious consequences for your trip. The cost for the eTA is € 19,95 per person and can be paid safely and easily with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or PayPal.
In urgent need of an eTA Canada?
Ordinary applications are processed within 72 hours. Regardless, it is recommended to submit the Canada eTA application one or several weeks before departure. Are you in urgent need of an eTA for Canada, perhaps because you are leaving today or tomorrow already? Then you can also submit an urgent application. These are granted on average within 18 minutes. However, the Canadian immigration service does maintain the right to, in exceptional cases, take more time to assess the application. This makes it so that no guarantee can be given on the delivery time for the eTA Canada, even with urgent applications
Apply for your eTA now. You can directly apply for an eTA Canada by filling in the application form and submitting it online. Do you have any questions? Check the page with frequently asked questions. Should you be unable to find your answer there, you can make use of the free Customer Support Center.
Travellers about the eTA2 people rate the eTA with a 9,5/10
Applying for an eTA really does take a few minutes, I also received it quite fast. In total it took me less than 10 minutes.
A very clear website, and fast customer service which answered all of my questions! The entire process was very pleasant.
Within minutes, I received the required documents for my wife, my three children and myself! Now we can go on our trip to Canada without a single worry.
e-Visa.ie is a professional visa bureau and supports travellers in acquiring a visa for Canada. However, e-Visa.ie is in no way part of the Canadian government. It is also possible to directly apply for an eTA at the government website ($7 per person, via cic.gc.ca). In that case, you will be unable to use our support centre, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to resolve urgent issues and answer your questions. We also check applications for common mistakes before submitting them. We do this within 72 hours at the latest, but usually within ten minutes after receiving your payment. If we suspect errors or any incompleteness, we will contact you personally immediately to ensure that your application can still be processed quickly and correctly. Our services have already saved many travellers from major problems during their travels. Should an application be rejected despite our support and verification, we will refund the entire purchase cost (unless an application for an eTA Canada has been rejected for the same traveller before). Read more about our services.