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Starting March 2016, travelers from visa exempt countries (such as UK, Australia, France, Japan and Chile) will be required to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before travelling to Canada.
This is very similar to a current system in place in the USA, known as the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization), which is used by the United States to pre-screen visa exempt visitors. Applicants will be able to use the eTA system starting Aug. 1, 2015
Applicants must pay a CAD $7.00 processing fee and the resulting electronic travel authorization will be valid for five years or until the applicant’s passport expires, the eTA is cancelled, or a new eTA is issued.
The eTA will include the applicant’s name, date, place of birth, gender, address, nationality, and passport information.
The main exeptions include;
If you’re not sure how this affects you, or not sure if you’ll require an eTA, we at Visaplace can help you. We have literally helped thousands and thousands of people successfully immigrate to Canada, so they can visit, work, study or live, and we certainly can help you too!
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