What Is Necessary?

Passport with at least
6 months validity

Email address to
receive the eTA

Method of payment
credit/debit card

What is the Canadian Electronic Travel Authority eTA?

An electronic travel authorization (eTA) is a travel document for people from countries that do not require a visa for Canada. This is an expedited entry pass into Canada that allows you to board a plane or other means of travel. It is used in lieu of a Canadian visitor visa, so it serves the same purpose.

With eTA, you can enter Canada and visit family or friends, or just travel. You are entitled to a short stay of 6 months or less. You must not attempt to live permanently or apply for Canadian citizenship. You are also not allowed to apply for Canadian-issued documents or Canadian benefits such as health care.

ETA is a much faster version of the visa and does not require as much paperwork as a visa. So, if you are eligible for an eTA, you cannot apply for a visa if you are only using it for travel purposes. You need a visa if you want to work, study or live permanently in Canada.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA): How do you get it?

If we are planning to go on vacation or on a business trip, we must remember that documents such as our visa and passport are very important, as well as other details such as booking flights or accommodation. If you're tempted to fly to Canada, you've probably heard of a new entry requirement to get there: The Electronic Travel Authorization. Adventurers from around the world should get their ETA before traveling to Canada. An ETA is a document that allows you to enter Canada by air and travel freely within the country. This is an entry requirement for visa-free foreign nationals traveling to or transiting through Canada by air.

Submit your application online

Unlike the old Visa application system, travel authorization applications must be submitted online. Yu can rely on Onlinevisa.Uk for this. It is better to review your application as soon as you decide to plan a trip to Canada. Every trip must have an official eTA.

How to get a Canadian eTA?

To register, you must have a valid passport, credit or debit card, and an email address. As soon as you have this information, your application can be started on this website.

What are the requirements for the Canadian eTA?

To be eligible for Canadian eTA in Canada, these are the criteria -

  • One should must be 18 years of age or, if you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian must apply on your behalf.
  • Applicant must have sufficient financial resources to cover your stay in Canada.
  • They must not be convicted of a crime and must not have a criminal record.
  • One should have a valid passport issued by your government.
  • You must be healthy and free of any harmful medical conditions that could result in you receiving medical care in Canada that you cannot afford.
  • If you are receiving medical treatment in Canada, you must state this and show that you have sufficient funds to pay for your hospital visit and treatment.
  • One should intend to return to your home country and have strong ties to your home country.
How much does an eTA cost in Canada?

After submitting the application with the required information, you will be directed to a payment gateway where you can make eTA payments. Visa Fees

After submitting your fee, you will receive a confirmation email that your application has been received and is being processed.

Processing time for Canadian eTA

eTA applications are processed within minutes of submitting the application. You will only receive an email that you have been approved for the eTA.

However, there are times when your eTA may take a few days to process, but not more than 1 week. You will receive an approval email and then be able to arrange a trip to Canada.

When you travel to Canada, you only need to bring your passport and no other documents. Your passport has an electronic eTA and the officer will scan it to see if you are approved or not. For this reason, it is important to provide correct passport information in the eTA application. If your eTA and passport information do not match, you will not be able to travel to Canada.


  • I got a new passport; do I need to submit a new eTA?

    Your ETA is linked to your passport. You must always carry the relevant passport with you when entering Canada by plane. If you need an eTA and get a new passport, you must complete a new eTA application.

  • When to fill out the eTA application?

    While we offer an expedited service in extreme circumstances, it is highly recommended that you submit your eTA application at least three days (72 hours) prior to your departure.

  • Can someone else fill out an eTA application on my behalf?

    Yes, a friend or family member can fill out an online form to apply for an eTA on behalf of someone traveling to Canada. There is an option to indicate this on the online eTA form.

  • What information is needed in the eTA application?

    The ETA contains the applicant's name, date and place of birth, gender, address, nationality, and passport and/or travel document information. The application form also asks applicants for available funds to travel to Canada and for contact information.

  • How long is the eTA valid for?

    The Electronic Travel Authorization is valid for a period of five years from the date it was issued to the applicant, or until the earliest of the following days if it occurs before this period:

  • How do I check if I already have an eTA for Canada?

    The validity of eTA is for up to five years or until the expiration date of your passport. So, if you have visited Canada in the last 5 years then you already have an eTA. If you lose your old eTA, we recommend that you apply for a new eTA.