I Am From Visa Exempt Country, I Was Informed to Apply For An eTA Prior Travel To Canada. What Is An eTA And Why?

An eTA is an entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to or transiting through Canada by air. It allows Canada to screen travellers before they arrive.

As of March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). However there are exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. However, from March 15, 2016 until fall 2016, travellers who do not have an eTA can board their flight, as long as they have appropriate travel documents, such as a valid passport. If you would like assistance in applying eTA, please feel free to contact our immigration consultants to make an appointment.