Electronic Travel Authorization Introduced for Travelers From Visa Exempt Countries
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.
Who Will Require an eTA?
- Visa-exempt individuals seeking to travel to Canada by air for a short-term visit
- Individuals in Canada on work or study permits planning to exit Canada and re-enter by air, unless they’re only travelling to the US
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. Find out if you need a visitor visa or an eTA.
Who Will Not Require an eTA?
The main exceptions include;
- US citizens
- Individuals with a temporary resident visa or temporary resident permit
- Accredited diplomats
- Foreign nationals applying for a work or study permit at a visa office abroad
Do You Have More Questions About Electronic Travel Authorization?
If you’re not sure how this affects you, or not sure if you’ll require an eTA, we at Visaplace can help you, contact VisaPlace today. All our cases are handled by competent and experienced immigration professionals who are part of the VisaPlace team. These professionals consist of lawyers, licensed paralegals and consultants who work for Niren and Associates an award winning immigration firm that adheres to the highest standards of client service.
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