iVisa was founded in 2013, and it has satisfied travelers from all over the world ever since. One of the ways it achieved that is by providing the easiest visa application processes you can find online. We all know that a visa application process is no fun. It usually takes a long time, and it gets you all confused. But not the one designed by iVisa. The application process for the Canada ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) is no different. Once you start to apply, you can finish within about 20 minutes. In the unlikely event that you need assistance, iVisa can provide it you 24/7 and free of charge.
To better understand the Canada ETA application process, we will guide you through a series of steps that you need to follow. Rest assured that not a single step is challenging.
Step one: put together everything you need
To enjoy a more convenient Canada ETA application process, we recommend that you first make sure that you have everything you need, including the required documents. Meeting the requirements is an important step in the process. Here is a list of what you need to give us before you move on to the application form:
Valid passport – all applicants who wish to obtain an ETA must hold a valid passport that remains as such for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival in Canada. Also, keep in mind that an expired passport also means an expired ETA, and a new passport implies a new ETA as well. For this reason your passport is an extremely important document to keep up to date and make sure you have in advance.
An e-mail address – since the application process is entirely online, you will receive the Canadian ETA via email. That is why you need an email address to which you have access.
Means of payment – for the same reason as above, you need to have an online means of payment. iVisa accepts multiple methods. You can use a credit or a debit card, but PayPal, Alipay, and WeChat are accepted as well.
Step two: fill in the application form
You are going to enjoy our application form. It is short and does not contain terms that will cause confusion. To make it even easier for you, the form is broken down into three simple stages. Stage one asks for your personal information such as name, address, passport info, travel details, and so on. You should be done in just 5 minutes with that part. You also need to select a processing time so that we know how soon you want your Canada ETA. Just keep in mind that your choice affects the cost of our services. Your options are as follows:
Standard processing – if the circumstances allow it, you can go for the slowest and cheapest option. By choosing the Standard option, you agree to have your application processed within 1 business day. The cost of this option is $19.50.
Rush processing – if time is of the issue, you can choose this option and have your Canada ETA in your e-mail inbox in just 2 hours. However, you will be charged $49.50.
Super Rush processing – emergency situation call for the fastest processing time available. Your application is processed within 30 minutes, but the cost goes higher as well. The fee for this option is $69.50.
Stage two is the moment when you must make the payment and revise the information within the form. Errors of any kind can invalidate your Canadian ETA, which is why we suggest that you double-check the form before moving forward.
The last stage is when we ask you to upload the required documents. You must upload a scan of the information page, for example. If any additional documentation is necessary, we will let you know.
Step three: submit the Canada ETA application
Once you have gone through all the stages, you can hit the submit button. Your work is done, and iVisa will take it from there. All you have to do is wait for the Canada ETA to be ready within the timeframe of your choosing.
The bottom line is that you cannot find an easier Canada ETA application process. There is no need to make a trip to a government embassy or use the Canadian government website. Instead, use iVisa to achieve your visit to Canada with the Electronic Travel Authorization. Our goal is to make your life easier, and we can guarantee that we will succeed. You will have a positive experience with 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.