Byevisa » eTA Canada Visa

A Canada eTA is required. We can assist in processing this document.

Travel Document Type

eTA

Government Fee

USD 5.50

Byevisa Processing Fee

USD 14.00

Processing Time

30 minutes

All about the Canada Visa

The Canada eTA stands for Electronic Travel Authorisation. You’re required to obtain this Canada visitor visa if you’re arriving there by air, and you’re a citizen of eligible countries including the UK, France, Germany, Japan and Australia. US citizens are exempt. You do not need an eTA if you’re arriving by land or sea, such as if you’re entering by bus from the USA. If you’re from a country not eligible for an eTA, you need a visitor visa.

Canada’s eTA is valid for up to 5 years after the date of issue, or when your passport expires, whichever comes first. It enables you to enter the Great White North multiple times during its validity period, for visits of up to 6 months (180 days) each. To obtain the authorisation, you’ll need a currently valid passport. It’s recommended that you print a copy of your travel document, to take to the airport and show to the check-in staff just in case.

Canada’s government introduced the eTA in March 2016. Unlike traditional visas, which are paper and include your passport being stamped, your Canada travel document is electronically linked to your passport. When you apply, your information will be sent to Canada’s Department of Immigration, who’ll decide whether to approve your application. Once your application is approved, Byevisa will send you an email to confirm this. At the airport, the check-in staff will check your passport to see if you’re authorised to travel.

eTA Canada Application Process

To apply for a Canada tourist visa is straightforward with Byevisa. You’ll just need:

  1. Some personal information, like your name, nationality, date of birth, country of residence, passport number, plus your intended entry and exit dates.
  2. A current passport that’s valid for the duration of your proposed stay. However, the travel industry recommends that your passport have at least six months’ validity.
  3. A valid debit or credit card, so you can pay for your Byevisa eTA Canada application.
  4. An email address, so that we can tell you when your application is accepted, and to send you your eTA.

Even once you obtain your Canada eVisa, you’ll still have to take your passport to the airport, when you go to board your flight. This is because the airport check-in staff will check your passport electronically, to see if you’ve obtained your eTA. After all, it’s an electronic system that ties your passport number to your visa.

Your Canada eTA enables you to visit the country multiple times for 6 months (180 days) each, up to 5 years from your authorisation’s initial date. However, if your passport expires or you get a new one between your visa’s issue and expiry dates, you’ll have to get new travel authorisation too.

An advantage of the Canada tourist visa is that you don’t have to apply each time you visit the country. Instead, a single eTA is valid for up to 5 years from the date of issue. You can consult Byevisa’s visa checker here to see if you’re eligible for the authorisation. However, if you already have a valid visa, then you won’t need to apply to enter Canada.

eTA Canada Requirements and Eligibility

To apply for an eTA visa Canada, you’ll just need: (1) some personal details, (2) a valid passport, (3) a credit or debit card to pay for your application, (4) and a current email address. Also, to be eligible, you have to be a citizen of one of these countries:

Andorra
Anguilla
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Barbados
Belgium
Bermuda
Brazil* (under certain conditions; please consult your Canadian embassy for more information.)
British citizen
British national (overseas)
British overseas citizen
British Subject, with a right of abode in the United Kingdom
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Cayman Islands
Chile
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic

Denmark
Estonia
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
Finland
France
Germany
Gibraltar
Greece
Hong Kong* (must have a passport issued by Hong Kong SAR.)
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Israel, must have a national Israeli passport
Italy
Japan
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Mexico
Monaco
Montserrat

Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Papua New Guinea
Pitcairn Island
Poland
Portugal
Republic of Korea
Romania* (electronic passport holders only.)
Saint Helena
Samoa
San Marino
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Turks and Caicos Islands
United States
Vatican City State

To travel to Canada, you need to be vaccinated against yellow fever if you’re arriving from a country susceptible to this disease. To check if you’re coming from a country at risk of yellow fever, please consult the World Health Organisation’s website.

Also, if you’re flying to the Great White North with children, they’ll need their own individual eTAs too. So you have to apply for a Canada tourist visa for each of your children. It’s not enough for your children to be listed on your passport as the adult.

Fortunately, with Byevisa you’ll find out very quickly if your authorisation has been approved. With our Standard service, we’ll process your application in just 24 hours. With our Rapid and Highly Rapid services, you’ll receive your visa in just 4 hours or 30 minutes respectively. Our Standard service costs USD 14.00, while our Rapid and Highly Rapid services will be available soon.

Canada Tourist Visa Forms and Documents

To apply with Byevisa, take the following simple steps:

  • Select which country you’re from.
  • Enter the number of travellers.
  • Choose ‘eTA’ from the available visas.
  • Decide how fast you want your visa.

Once you’ve selected your options, you’ll see what your Canada travel visa with Byevisa will cost. Typically, this will include the Canadian government’s USD 5.50 visa fee, and Byevisa’s fee, depending on which service you’ve chosen: Standard, Rapid or Highly Rapid. 

Once you’re happy with your selections, click ‘Apply Now’ to be taken to the next page. Here, you’ll add both your personal details and payment details, to pay for your application.

The following personal details are required:

  • Your email, so we can tell when your application is accepted, and send you your eTA.
  • Your intended date of arrival and departure.
  • Your first name, and middle name if applicable.
  • Your last name.
  • Your gender.
  • Your nationality.
  • Your birthday.
  • The country where you were born.
  • Your country of residence.
  • Your passport number.
  • Your passport issue and expiration date.
  • The type of visa you’re applying for.

You can add as many applicants as are travelling with you. Just make sure you add their personal information correctly.

Once you’ve added your details for yourself and for everyone you’re travelling with, you select how fast you want your Canada visa.

Byevisa offers the following helpful services:

  • Standard service: costs USD 14.00 and you’ll receive your visa in 24 hours.
  • Rapid service: (available soon).
  • Highly Rapid service: (available soon).

Lastly, once you’ve selected which Byevisa service you want, you pay for your application. To pay with a standard debit or credit card, simply enter the following information:

  • Your name, as it appears on your debit or credit card.
  • Your debit or credit card number.
  • Your debt or credit card’s expiry month and year.
  • The three-digit CVC security code, on the back of your card.

When you’ve entered your payment information correctly, click the submit button. You’ll receive your authorisation as fast as you’ve selected from among our services! Alternatively, you can also pay by Paypal.

Canada Visa Status Check

You have various options to check the status of your eTA:

  • Check your status on the Byevisa site. To do this, scroll up to the correct option in the main menu and enter your details. Here, you’ll be able to see if your travel document has been (1) authorised, (2) pending, (3) remains valid and for how long, (4) rejected.
  • Visit the Canadian government’s eTA status check website. Here, you have to enter: (1) whether you’re checking the status of a new application or an existing visa, (2) your passport number, (3) your passport’s country of issue, (4) your passport’s issue and expiry dates.
  • Once you’ve entered your eTA details into the Canadian government’s website, they’ll send you a confirmation email. You’ll receive another email once your application has been processed and a decision is reached.

How Much Is An eTA Canada Visa?

The Canadian government charges USD 5.50. In addition, depending on which Byevisa service you choose and how fast you want your authorisation, you’ll pay a processing charge. These are:

  • Standard service: costs USD 14.00 and you’ll receive your visa in 24 hours.
  • Rapid service: (available soon).
  • Highly Rapid service: (available soon).

With Byevisa’s service, you save yourself the time and hassle of dealing with your Canadian embassy or consulate. Instead, we handle your visa application for you, so you can focus on looking forward to your visit, whether that’s gushing over Niagara Falls, or pointing out Toronto’s CN Tower.

More Canada Visa Questions and Information

In case you have more questions about the eTA that we’ve not answered in the sections above, please find below more information that you may find useful.

The eTA is an electronic visa, available to citizens of countries like the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan and Australia. Unlike traditional travel authorisations, the authorisation is electronically linked to your passport, for when you visit the country.
To track your application, scroll up to the correct option in the main menu and enter your details. You can find out if your application has been approved or rejected and how long it is valid for.
An eTA is valid for 5 years, or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. If your passport expires between your visa’s issue date and its expiry date, you’ll have to apply both for a new passport and a new travel authorisation, to enter the country again.
In most cases, yes, you do. You can apply for the authorisation if you’re a citizen of one of the eligible countries, listed in the ‘Canada Visitor Visa Requirements and Eligibility’ section above. You don’t need one if you’re American, or if you already hold a valid visa issued by your Canadian embassy.
Yes, you must apply for each of your children. This is the case even if your children are listed on your passport. Otherwise, your children won’t be allowed to board your flight to Canada.
Yes, it’s recommendable to print your visa to take to the airport. This is even though, when you go to board your flight, the check-in staff will electronically check your passport to see if you’re authorised to visit Canada. Printing your eTA is just in case.
You’re eligible if you’re a citizen of countries including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan and Australia. For a full list of countries, please see the ‘Canada Visitor Visa Requirements and Eligibility’ section above.
No, if you’re a citizen of most eTA-eligible countries, or a US citizen. However, if you’re a Brazilian, Bulgarian or Romanian with or without an eTA, you’ll need a separate visitor visa to enter Canada by these means. Please visit your Canadian embassy or consulate for more information.
To apply for a tourist visa, use Byevisa’s convenient service. You can choose how fast you want to obtain your Canada visitor visa, and you won’t have to visit your nearest Canadian embassy or consulate. This saves you time and stress.
The processing time depends on which Byevisa service you request. If you request our Standard service, your application will take up to 24 hours. If you choose our Rapid service, it will take 4 hours. If you pick our Highly Rapid service, it will take just 30 minutes (available soon).
Yes, you need a passport to go there. Your passport only has to be valid for the duration of your proposed stay, but the travel industry recommends that your passport have at least 6 months’ validity remaining.
No, you don’t need a photo. This is because the eTA is an Electronic Travel Authorisation, tied to your passport. When you go to the airport to board your flight, the photo included in your passport will be enough.
No, you don’t have to. This is because your authorisation is valid for up to 5 years from the date of issue. You’ll only have to apply for a new travel document before this date, if your passport expires or you get a new passport.
You must be vaccinated for yellow fever if you’re travelling to Canada from a country susceptible to this disease. For a full list of countries at risk of yellow fever, please consult the World Health Organisation’s website.
No, US citizens are exempt. However, if you’re an American planning to study, find permanent work or immigrate to Canada, you’ll need an appropriate visa. Please visit your nearest Canadian embassy or consulate to learn more.
Please find below an example of a Canada travel visa:canada eTA sample
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