What is it?
eTA is a requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals entering Canada by air.
Why do I need it?
Visa-exempt foreign nationals must have an eTA in order to enter Canada. View the list of countries whose citizens require an Canada Visa ETA.
If you are entering Canada for the first time and have already applied for a study permit the eTA is automatically included as part of your study permit application. However if you have not applied for a study permit because your program of study is six months or less, you MUST apply for an eTA.
When do I need it?
You need it in advance of your travel date to Canada. We recommend applying for an eTA a month in advance of your travel date to Canada. Canada Visa ETA Requirements can be approved within minutes of applying or may take longer. As a precaution it is better to apply early.
How long will your eTA be valid?
You eTA will be vaild for up to 5 years or until the expiry of your passport (whichever comes first)
You can verify the status and expiration of your eTA by using the Check eTA status tool. To do this, you will need the eTA number noted on the email confirmation and details from the passport you used to apply for your eTA.