1. About eTA

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.

2. Who need eTA?

Foreign countries and territories whose citizens need an eTA to travel to Canada as of March 15, 2016

EUROPE OTHER

Andorra

Austria

Belgium

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Monaco

Montserrat

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

San Marino

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

Antigua and Barbuda

Australia

Bahamas

Barbados

Brunei Darussalam

Chile

Gibraltar

Israel

Japan

Mexico

New Zealand

Papua New Guinea

Republic of Korea

Samoa

Singapore

Solomon Islands

British overseas territory citizen who derives that citizenship through birth, descent, naturalization or registration in one of the British overseas territories of:
  • Anguilla
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Falkland Islands
  • Pitcairn Island
  • Saint Helena
  • Turks and Caicos Islands

Other foreign nationals who need an eTA to travel to Canada

The following foreign nationals will need an eTA before boarding their flight to Canada as of March 15, 2016:

  • Persons who have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence (United States Permanent Residents).
  • Holder of a passport or travel document issued by the Holy See.
  • Holder of a national Israeli passport.
  • Holder of a passport issued by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.
  • Holder of a passport issued by the United Kingdom to a British National (Overseas), as a person born, naturalized or registered in Hong Kong.
  • Holder of a passport issued by the United Kingdom to a British Subject which contains the observation that the holder has the right of abode in the United Kingdom.
  • Holder of an ordinary passport issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan that includes the personal identification number of the individual. Note: Taiwanese citizens who hold a passport issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan that does not include their personal identification number need a visa to come to Canada.

3. eTA Expiration

You can enter Canada as many times as you want for the duration of 5 years from the date your eTA is granted, or until the expiry date of your passport, whichever comes first.

4. Who don't need to apply for eTA?

You don't need eTA if you are:

- Canadian citizen or a dual Canadian citizen

- Canadian permanent resident

- U.S. citizen. (However, lawful permanent residents of the U.S. need an eTA if travelling by air.)