Starting from August 2015, Canada eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) is required for travelers visiting Canada for business, transit or tourism visits. There are about 57 countries that are allowed travel to Canada without a paper visa, these are called Visa-Free or Visa-Exempt. CANADA VISA FAQ from these countries can travel/visit Canada for periods of up to 6 months on an eTA.
Some of these countries include the United Kingdom, all European Union member states, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore.
All the nationals from these 57 countries, will now require a Canada Electronic Travel Authorisation. In other words, it is mandatory for citizens of the 57 visa-exempt countries to obtain Canada eTA online before traveling to Canada.
Canadian citizens or permanent residents and United States citizens are exempt from eTA requirement.
Citizens of other nationalities are eligible for Canada eTA if they hold a valid United States Green Card. More information is available on the Immigration website.
Is my information for Canada eTA secure?
On this website, Canada eTA registrations will use secure sockets layer with a minimum of 256 bit key length encryption on all servers. Any personal information provided by the applicants is encrypted at all layers of the online portal in transit and inflight. We protect your information and destroy it once no longer required. If you instruct us to delete your records before the retention time, we immediately do so.
When does Canada eTA expire?
The CANADA VISA ELIGIBILITY will be valid for a period of 5 years from date of issuance or until the date of passport expiry, whichever date comes first and can be used for multiple visits.
Canada eTA can be used for business, tourist or transit visits and you can stay for upto 6 months.
How long can the visitor stay in Canada on the Canada eTA?
The visitor can stay up to 6 months in Canada on the Canada eTA but the actual duration would depend on the purpose of their visit and would be decided and stamped on their passport by the border officials at the airport.