According to Canada’s visa policy, the citizens of the Bahamas are among the many nationalities that are not required to get a visa when visiting Canada for tourism purposes. As a Bahamian, you qualify for a Canada ETA, which means that you can obtain your travel document online. With the help of iVisa, you can get it in just 30 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
WHAT IS A CANADA ETA?
It's an electronic document. Also, it is an essential requirement for visa-exempt nationals who will arrive in Canada by plane.
What documents are necessary to apply?
The first thing you have to do before starting the online application process is to ensure that you are ready to provide iVisa with everything necessary. Lucky for you, the list is not very long. Here is what you need:
Valid passport – to apply for a Canada ETA you must have a passport that maintains its validity for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Canada.
E-mail address – please make sure you provide a valid email because your ETA will be sent via e-mail in PDF format. We recommend that you have a copy of this ETA, just in case.
Means of payment – we give you different options like credit or debit cards, PayPal, Alipay, or WeChat.
What prices and procedure times does ivisa offer?
You must opt for a processing time for your application, an action which establishes how much your Canada ETA is going to cost. You are presented with 3 alternatives:
Standard processing – it is a slow process so you will have your Canada ETA in your email in 24 hours and you must pay USD 19.50.
Rush processing – this process is a little faster because your ETA will be finished in 4 hours paying a total of USD 19.50.
Super Rush processing –in case you need to acquire your visa quickly, this is the best option for you because your ETA will be done in 30 minutes. All you have to pay is USD 19.50.
How's the application form for the citizens of the Bahamas?
Now that you know what is needed for the online process, we would like to talk about the formulary as well so that you know what to expect. But first, you should know that if you need help at any time, you can contact our operators. The service can be reached via online chat or phone 24/7 and is entirely free.
These are the three steps:
The first one wants you to give your personal information, passport info, and travel details.
The second step consists of payment and revision.
While the third requires you to upload the documents that support your application.
As soon as you are done with all the steps, you can click the submit button, and we will handle it from there.
HOW LONG IS THE CANADA ETA VALID FOR?
The Canada ETA has a validation for 5 years after issued or until passport expires. This means that you can travel to Canada within this period.
How many entries am I allowed? How long can I stay in the country of Canada?
You are granted a Multiple Entry and you can be there for 180 days Per Entry.
Do I have to apply for my kids?
Yes! Every visitor who wants to travel to Canada must request an ETA.
What does an ETA look like?
Here's an example:
Do you need to solve more doubts?
Needless to say, the online application process of obtaining a Canada ETA for people from Bahamas does not involve much effort on your part. The document you receive is valid for 5 years since issue or until your passport expires if that happens first. You are granted multiple entries and you can stay in Canada for up to 6 months per entry. iVisa helps you make this process an untroubled one! We give you the time to focused on your exciting trip!
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.