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Content updated, March 2023

Everything you need to know about Canada ETA: Apply with iVisa

If you are planning a trip to Canada, your first task will be assured you have the right travel documents to enter the country.

You will find everything you need to know about the Canada ETA and entering Canada for tourism purposes below.

Keep reading to find out how to apply for this travel document online using a quick, hassle-free, and completely digital application form.

What is the Canada ETA?

The Canada Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) is a travel document required for visa-exempt visitors to Canada. It is also required to transit through the country.

The Canada ETA is valid for 5 years after the issue date. This means you must enter Canada within this period. In addition, it is a Multiple Entry visa and allows for a maximum stay of 180 days Per Entry.

Apply for your Canada ETA online here!

Who can apply for the Canada ETA?

The ETA document is a requirement only for visa-exempt travelers as we explained previously, but there are some exceptions that can exempt you from this document, depending on your nationality or other particular situations.

If you want to know if you’re eligible for this travel document or if you don’t need it to visit Canada please check our FAQs below.

What documents do I need to apply for the Canada ETA?

To apply for a Canada ETA, you have to give some personal information and some details about your intended stay in Canada. These are the few requirements you will need to take into account to apply:

  • Your valid ordinary passport. It needs to be valid for the duration of your stay in Canada.

  • Your credit/debit card for the payment.

  • Your valid email address.

Do you have all of these documents? Apply here!

How can I apply for this travel document online?

The online application process is very easy and fast with iVisa. You’ll just need to follow these three steps and you’ll be done in less than 10 minutes!

  • Step one: Fill out the visa application form with your personal information. Once you’re done, you can select how fast you want to receive your visa. We have three different speed options.

  • Step two: Double-check that all the information in the visa application form is correct. We want to avoid any issues with your application. All the details need to match your supporting documents. Once you’re sure everything is correct, you can proceed to pay the visa fee with a credit/debit card or PayPal.

  • Step three: Upload all the supporting documents and submit your visa application form. Make sure that the scan is clear and has no smudges. That’s it!

Once you finish the application process, we will send your ETA to your email. Make sure you have both documents ready to display to the immigration officers once you arrive at the airport.

Visit the FAQs below to learn about the COVID-19 requirements for Canada.

Pretty easy right? Apply now!

What is the cost to obtain a Canada ETA?

A Canada ETA costs USD $5.50 and if you apply at iVisa we include the government fee so you can pay all at once! We also have diferent price options according to your budget and needs:

Standard processing: USD $55.99

Rush processing: USD $109.99

Super Rush processing: USD $176.99

How long does it take to process my Canada ETA application?

It depends on the processing time you choose. We offer three options:

  • Standard Processing: 24 hours.
  • Rush Processing: 6 hours.
  • Super Rush Processing: 2 hours.

Benefits of applying with iVisa

Forget about filling out long and complicated forms or visiting the embassy. iVisa offers you simplified application forms that are 50% shorter than the average government ones. You can complete them at your peace and if you haven’t finished, you can save them for later!

Don’t be afraid of making mistakes or suffering from rejection. iVisa reviews your application to make sure that your application fits perfectly government standards.

iVisa values your safety. That is why we have a solid security system to protect your personal information. We recommend you go over to our reviews section and read what our past customers have said about our services. We’re sure you’ll find them to your liking.

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Where can I learn more?

You can always reach out to our outstanding customer support team. They are available every day of the year, to answer any questions you might have about this or any other travel documents. They are incredibly helpful and experts in processing Digital Nomad Visas.

Required Documents to Apply
  • Your passport. It needs to be valid for the duration of your trip.
Important Instructions
  • The Canada ETA is a requirement for visa-exempt travelers who will arrive in Canada exclusively by air.

  • The Canada ETA is valid for 5 years and you can enter the country multiple times.

  • With the Canada ETA you can stay for a maximum of 180 days per visit.

  • You must have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of your arrival in Canada.

  • If you want to know if you are exempt from applying for a Canada ETA make sure to read our FAQs section below.

  • If you want to know if you are a visa-exempt traveler check our FAQs section below.

  • Children need to apply for this travel document.

  • You need this document to transit through a Canadian airport.

  • You will need to bring the passport you used to apply for your ETA, as the ETA is electronically linked to it. If you get a new passport, you need to get a new ETA.

  • It is best to get an ETA before you book your flight to Canada.

  • Once your ETA is approved, check that the passport number included in your ETA approval email matches the number in your passport. If they don’t match, you need to apply for a new ETA.

  • There are no COVID-19 requirements to enter Canada.

  • iVisa is a legitimate company and is accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). For more information see the FAQs below.

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No worries. Contact our customer team as soon as possible. Our visa experts are available 24/7 and will be happy to help you.

iVisa review your documents and assist you during the application process to avoid rejection. But if the Canadian government rejects or cancels your application, you are eligible for a full refund of the iVisa processing fee related to the number of rejected applicants. Otherwise, we do not refund the government fees.

You may consider re-applying for the Canada ETA, depending on the reasons for cancellation or rejection.

You don’t need to apply for a Canada ETA if you have a US Green Card. Since April 26, 2022, lawful permanent residents of the U.S. can enter Canada presenting only a valid passport from their country of nationality and a valid Green Card.
Government agencies do not inform us of the reasons behind the decisions, but certain factors can result in a rejected application. For example, providing a passport number that was reported lost or stolen, having overstayed in Canada on a previous visit, having a previous visa denial, engaging in unauthorized work on a previous trip, and having connections with criminal or terrorist organizations.
No, it’s not because the Canada eTA is electronically linked to the traveler's passport. This travel authorization is valid for up to five years or until the passport expires, whichever comes first. So if you get a new passport, you need to get a new eTA.
No, the Canada eTA is exclusively to enter the country by air.

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