Canada have now enforced their Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) for visa-exempt travellers…
Posted On November 29, 2016 Posted By Andy Buerckner
Canada have now enforced their Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) for visa-exempt travellers who will be boarding flights to or transiting through Canada by air.
The eTA is Canada’s new pre-screening measure to make sure that travellers are permissible to travel to Canada and costs $7 CAD. The Canadian government had previously given a 6 month leniency period while the eTA was being rolled out but the government will now come down on travellers trying to enter Canada without the required documentation.
All visa-exempt foreign nationals except citizens of the United States will require a eTA moving forward. This will mean that Australian, British and New Zealand citizens and more will require an eTA to enter Canada.
Applicants who are unsure if they need an eTA can access this information here: https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp
Applicants who know that they need an eTA can access the application form at www.Canada.ca/eTA
Travellers applying for the eTA will need to provide: passport details, personal details, occupation, background check questions and contact information.
Once approved, the eTA is valid for five years or until the traveller’s passport expires.