Canada and the UK have a strong, historical relationship as well as a shared language and similar culture, which might be why Canada attracts over 650,000 holidaymakers from the UK each year. However, since March 2016, UK citizens can no longer travel freely to Canada without a visa. Fortunately, it’s easy to obtain a Canada ETA that remains valid for years, and this article will detail the process. First, we will answer the most frequently asked questions.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do UK Passport Holders Need a Visa to Go to Canada?
UK passport holders must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) before traveling to Canada. You can check the requirements here.
What is a Canada ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization)?
An ETA is a new entry requirement for visa-exempt nationals who will arrive in Canada by air. From March 15, 2016, visa-exempt travelers who fly/transit Canada will need the ETA. Exceptions include US citizens and travelers with a valid visa issued by the Canadian Embassy.
How Long can UK citizens stay in Canada?
With an ETA, the maximum stay is 180 days Per Entry with Multiple Entry.
Also, this ETA expires 5 years after issued or until passport expires.
What do I need to apply for a Canada ETA?
No documents are required to submit an ETA application. You will only need to have a valid ordinary passport along with an email address and a credit/debit card or PayPal account for the payment.
What is the price of the Canada ETA?
One of the common concerns about electronic visas is the cost. With iVisa, applicants have three available options when it comes to processing time and this will determine the price. The three options are:
Standard processing – your application is processed within 24 hours, and the price is USD 19.50 (service fees included).
Rush processing – you will receive your ETA within 4 hours, and the total price of it is USD 49.50 (service fees included).
Super rush processing – this is the fastest option. You will get your ETA in only 30 minutes, and you will be charged USD 69.50 (service fees included).
Click here to start your application.
How long does it take to apply for a Canada ETA?
Less than 10 minutes. That's all you will need to send your application to the ETA with iVisa. We will take care of the rest and shortly we will let you know the status of the application by email.
How can I apply for a Canada ETA?
It has only three steps:
The first step will ask you to fill in your general information. You also need to choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.
The second step will ask you to revise step one and make the payment.
The last step consists of a questionnaire and a photo upload. It is at this point when you need to upload your passport scan. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on personal circumstances.
Click here to start. After you are done, you submit your form and wait for your visa to arrive. In case you need assistance to fill your application, iVisa has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.
What happens after I have applied?
Once the application is done, you will receive the ETA by email. No need to deal with the embassy. We do it for you so you don't lose valuable time. Next, present a printed version of your ETA along with your passport once you enter Canada.
Do I need to get an ETA for my kids too?
Yes. All foreign citizens wishing to travel to Canada require an ETA, even kids.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
If you made a mistake when entering your data online then please contact our customer service representatives as soon as possible via online chat to assist you.
If we already submitted your application, then you can NOT make any changes and you will have to apply again but we will NOT charge you another service fee.
Is it safe to use iVisa to get my ETA?
Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with our services. We provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.