Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
What is an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)?
An Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is an entry requirement for foreign nationals who are visa-exempt and travelling to Canada by air. An eTA is electronically linked to a passport. It is valid for up to five years or until the passport expires, whichever comes first.
Do I require an eTA?
Visa-exempt foreign nationals need an eTA to fly to or transit through a Canadian airport. These travellers do not need an eTA when arriving by car, bus, train or boat (including a cruise ship).
How do I obtain an eTA?
The application process for an eTA is a simple online process. You will require a valid passport, a valid email address and an acceptable method of payment to pay the $7.00 application fee.
The immigration information on this page has been reviewed and endorsed by Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs) in compliance with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Regulations. However, this is not a legal document and information may change without notice. Always refer to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for the most up-to-date information.