Understanding The Canada ETA Application Process

Canada requires certain people who are flying into the country to obtain a special electronic travel authorization (eTA). This authorization is required for foreign nationals who will either be flying into Canada or passing through one of its airports. People who are residents of the United States or who have a Canadian visa that is currently valid are exempt from this requirement. You can find out more about whether or not you are required to obtain an eTA before you travel by visiting the website of the Canadian government.

You can also fill out a Canada eTA application on the government website. The application process is relatively straightforward. Here is a breakdown of the steps that you will need to go through:

1. Gather together all of the information that you will need. This includes your passport as well as a debit card or credit card that you can use to pay the associated fee. You should also read through the documentation online about obtaining an eTA so that you have a better idea of what to expect during the application process.

2. Fill out the online application form. You need to fill out the form in a single setting since any of the information that you enter into the form will not be saved. Because of that, you should be prepared before you sit down to begin the application process and should do it at a time where you won’t be interrupted.

3. Pay for the eTA. After you submit the application form, you will then be prompted to submit payment for the eTA.

4. Wait for an email alerting you that your application has been approved. Typically, these emails are sent out shortly after applications are submitted. In certain cases, however, you may need to submit additional documentation before your application can be approved. Either way, you should keep an eye on your inbox for confirmation or further instructions.

The Canadian government recommends applying for an eTA before you make flight reservations to travel to Canada. That way, you can be sure that your application will be approved before you purchase an airline ticket. All in all, the Canada eTA application process is relatively easy. It doesn’t take long to fill out the form and you should be notified of approval shortly after the form has been submitted. Even if you are required to submit additional documentation, the process still is relatively fast and easy.