How to apply for Canada eTA

In order to enhance border security in Canada, a new legislation in form of eTA became effective on 15th March, 2016. People who want to travel to Canada by flight and want their journey to be smooth and enjoyable need to apply for eTA. The main aim of this program is to make it easier and quicker for individuals traveling to Canada by air. People with criminal records and those having no fly orders are ineligible to travel to Canada. Such people will be denied access to Canada by plane and in the long run enhance security in Canada.


How to apply for eTA ( Application of eTA is very simple, it will take you less than five minutes to apply for it. All you need to have before starting the process is your valid email address, a valid passport and a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Prepaid Visa, American Express). Having this information at hand, go online and fill in the application form. This form can’t be saved, hence you need to have the necessary information ready. After that, you will have to pay a fee of $7 CAD after filling the form. You verification will be communicated through your email address within 72 hours although most of the eTA application take only few minutes.
Are children supposed to have eTA?Yes, all people traveling to Canada need to have eTA even if the person is a minor. Moreover, if one parent is traveling with one child, you are required to have a letter of consent from the non-traveling parent to make your travel smooth.

The people it applies to.ETA is applicable to people who are not citizens of Canada and want to travel to Canada maybe for business or tourism purposes. Therefore, it’s applicable to people from very many countries including; Australia, Belgium, British citizens, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, etc. You can visit the website of Canadian Government to check whether you are eligible to have one.

How Long does it last?Once you have applied for an eTA, it is applicable for a period of up to five years hence you can travel to and fro Canada without having to reapply one. Moreover, your eTA will be applicable so long as the passport you used when applying for it is valid. However, if you are from USA, you will still need to apply for a Canadian Visa to be able to travel to Canada by flight.

If you want you air travel to Canada to be smooth, apply for an eTA. In addition to that, all the land and sea entry rules have not been changed.