The great outback of Australia is one of the most magnificent places in the world. but chances are you’ll want to travel to other nations to discover new and unique sites.
One country many Australians visit for drastically different temperatures and seasons, as well as its stunning views, is Canada. Traveling through Canada can be quite easy, and this is made even easier since English is widely spoken among Canadians and Australians alike. However, making sure you have all the necessary international documents to get into the country can be a little more challenging. Read on to learn how iVisa makes travelling a breeze.
In order to make the most of your trip to Canada, we encourage you to consider an established online visa processing service –like iVisa– to guide you through the whole process of your visa application.
Do I Need a Visa to Travel from Australia to Canada?
Unlike many countries, a travel visa is not required to present by Australian citizens upon entry in Canada. However, as of March 15, 2016, people from Australia are required to have a TA (travel authorization) upon arrival into the country.
Australian citizens can check requirements for their (eTA) here. The only reason anyone from Australia will not need a eTA is if they already possess a valid visa, in which case, the visa would need to be presented upon arrival in Canada.
Be aware that the eTA does not authorize immigration but only temporary visits.
How Do I Apply for a Canadian eTA?
The application process for an eTA is very simple if you’re using a service like iVisa. Your Australian passport and a few other pieces of information are practically all you need to get your travelling plans started. Simply fill out the straightforward online form, pay online, and submit your application. From there, iVisa will rush your application to the Canadian Embassy, and upon approval, your eTA will be emailed to you.
How Much Does a Canadian eTA Cost?
The total cost all depends on the online processing service you’re using. For Australian citizens who apply with iVisa, the cost is USD 19.50 for Standard Processing. You’ll pay online at the time of application using a valid debit or credit card. Alternatively, payment via a PayPal account is now available for our customers.
Is the eTA Application Process Secure?
When applying online, there is always a small risk involved. However, if you apply via iVisa, you can rest assured that your information is protected by the highest levels of security available.
We invest a lot of resources into ensuring your information and user account details remain confidential and secure so that you can apply with complete confidence and peace of mind. Travelling is a lot more enjoyable when you know you are prepared as possible to leave Australia.
If you have any additional questions, you can contact our hotline staffed by immigration experts. While iVisa does not offer immigration visas, our expertise is available to make your travelling plans go more smoothly.
When Will I Receive My eTA?
This also depends on the service you are using. With iVisa, you’ll receive your eTA in a rather short period of time. After applying for your Canadian eTA, you’ll receive an email from iVisa within one business day containing your officially approved document.
For additional fees, you can receive your approved Canadian eTA from iVisa within 30 minutes, which is great if you’re already at the airport and forgot to apply for a visa before your trip.
Make sure you cover all of your travelling bases regarding requirements for international documentation before taking your trip to Canada. To ensure you have the correct travel authorization, always order your eTA through iVisa.
Yixi (Sophia) Li is the co-author of this article. She is a licensed immigration consultant (RCIC) who has been working with an immigration law firm since 2016. She is also a licensed paralegal in Ontario and a notary public. She has a Masters of Law. In 2018, she founded Mainstay Immigration Law Firm and Yixi Li Legal Firm.