Canada Visa for the citizens of the Netherlands

Canada Visa for the citizens of the Netherlands

iVisa | Updated on Jul 14, 2021

People from the Netherlands, like other 58 nationalities, don't need to acquire a visa when traveling to Canada for short visits. As a Dutch national, however, if you travel by plane, you must get a Canada ETA before your departure. iVisa can help you with that so that you can have your electronic authorization in 30 minutes.

Canada Visa for the citizens of the Netherlands – the requirements

Before anything else, ensure that you have at hand everything necessary for a successful application process. That should not be a complicated task. Here is what you will need:

  • Passport – to get a Canada ETA you have to keep in mind that your passport needs to maintain its validity for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in the Canadian territory.

  • E-mail address – all information about your ETA will be sent by email. Therefore, provide a current email.

  • Means of payment – we offer 3 types of payment: credit or debit card or even PayPal.

Canada Visa for the citizens of the Netherlands – processing time and fees

How much money you spend on your Canada ETA is established by the processing time option you select when you get to the application form. iVisa gives you three choices:

  • Standard processing – using this option , your ETA is done in 24 hours, and you have to pay the quantity of USD 0.00.

  • Rush processing – in only 4 hours your legal permission will be ready. But, you'll have to pay the amount of USD 0.00.

  • Super Rush processing – this is the best choice for you if you need your ETA as soon as possible paying a total of USD 0.00, and getting your document in 30 minutes.

About the application form

Now that you know most of the information about the Canada ETA, we consider that you will find useful some info about what to expect when you fill out the form. But before we describe it to you step by step, bear in mind that our customer service is available at any time.

  1. The first step of the application form requires your data about yourself and your trip, as well as on procedure time.

  2. In this step, you need to cover the payment and of course, revise your form.

  3. The third expects you to attach your documentation.

When you have completed all three steps, feel free to submit your form. iVisa will handle all the bureaucracy that follows.

So, travelers from Netherlands must not apply for a visa when they travel to Canada for short-term stays, but you'll need to obtain a Canada ETA if you travel by plane. The virtual document is valid for 5 years after issued or until passport expires, you are granted Multiple Entry and you can be in the Canadian territory for as much as 180 days Per Entry.


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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.