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The eTA for Canada

An eTA Canada is a mandatory travel authorization to travel to Canada without a visa. Applying for an eTA takes about 5 minutes, and the cost is €19,95 per person.

How does an eTA application work?

1. Fill in the eTA form

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Applying for an eTA Canada can be done by filling in the online form; this only takes about 5 minutes.

2. Pay online

Pay online

You can safely and reliably pay online for your eTA Canada through Visa, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal.

3. Official eTA

Receive by e-mail

With urgent applications, the eTA Canada is granted on average within 18 minutes, and confirmed by e-mail.

Explanation on the eTA Canada

Do I need an eTA Canada? If you are planning to travel to Canada in 2019 or 2020 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 Canadian eTA. Most travelers choose the eTA because it is cheaper, easier, and faster to apply for than a visa. For the visa, an appointment has to be made at the Canadian consulate, while the eTA Canada can be applied for in a few minutes online.

Travelers that do not have this travel permit cannot check into 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 layover period.

eTA meaning

The abbreviation stands for: “electronic Travel Authorization”. It is an electronic permission to travel into Canada by plane. Applying for a Canadian eTA is done through an online form, which will be assessed by the immigration service for any potential safety risks. In case the traveler is not suspected to pose 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.

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Example: Your Canada eTA application has been approved on January 3rd 2019. Your passport expires on March 10th 2020. In this period, you are allowed to make an unlimited number of trips to Canada, but you must have left Canada by March 9th 2020. Furthermore, each stay cannot last longer than six months. It does not matter for any of these trips whether it concerns a business trip, holiday, family visit, or transit. If you want to stay in Canada for the entirety of March 2020, you need to file for a new passport before departure, and use that passport to apply for a new eTA Canada.

Other important requirements:

  1. The Canadian immigration service is at all times entitled to withdraw or shorten the validity of a visa or eTA, if it sees any reason to
  2. On arrival in Canada you are required to already possess a ticket for a transit or return flight
  3. 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
  4. Business trips are allowed, but you are not allowed to enter into employment at a Canadian employer with an eTA

eTA Canada application

The mandatory travel authorization for Canada can be applied for quickly and easily through this website, both for yourself as well as other travelers. 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?

Regular application 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? 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.


Miniature video eTA
PurposeTourism, business, and transits
ValidityValid for 5 years
StayGenerally 6 months per visit
Delivery time72 hours (urgent: on average 18 min.)
Cost€19,95 per eTA
ApplicationOnly online: apply now

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Reviews is a professional visa bureau and supports travelers in acquiring a visa for Canada. is however in no way part of the Canadian government. It is also possible to directly apply for an eTA through the website of the Canadian government ($7 per eTA, through If you submit your application through our customer service team is at your service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your application is also manually checked by us before it is submitted. If we suspect any errors, we will personally contact you right away, to make sure that the application can still be processed quickly and correctly. Our services have saved many a traveler from serious problems during their trip. Should, despite our assistance, an application still be rejected, then we will refund the entire purchase cost (unless the traveler was denied an application for an eTA Canada before). Read more about our services.