eTA allows you to visit Canada for:
You can now visit for business reasons by obtaining an Electronic Travel Authorization
Visiting is now a click away. An online Travel Authorization can in fact expedite your Canada e Visa requirements.
Travelers transiting through Canada need to have an Electronic Travel Authorization before boarding their flight.
Canadian Visa UK
Ensure your visit to Canada from the UK is a smooth, enjoyable experience please read on for information on the new Electronic Travel Authorisation requirements for air travelers.
Do British need a visa for Canada?
On March 15 2016 new legislation brought about to help improve boarder security came in to effect in the form of the Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA). People travelling to Canada by air should apply for their eTA before boarding a flight to Canada.
Apply for a Canada eTA here. It takes just a few minutes to apply and is a simple process- please have your passport and credit card ready.
Benefits of the eTA Canada Visa
The goal is to make it easier and quicker for those eligible travelers coming in to Canada by air.
Persons not deemed eligible, such as those with criminal records or with no fly orders, will be refused travel prior to arrival in Canada. By identifying such persons through the use of the eTA system this will help protect Canada’s boarder more effectively and save resources & monies repatriating the individuals.
How to obtain an eTA in the UK
To apply you must have a valid passport, a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or a pre-paid Visa, MasterCard or American Express), and an email address. Once you have this information your application can be started on this website.
Who does it apply to?
All air passengers travelling from visa free countries must hold an authorised eTA in order to enter Canada.
It applies to Nationals from the following countries:
Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, British citizens, British overseas territory citizens, Brunei, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechteinstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, Samoa, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United States Permanent Residents.
Although we can provide electronic visa’s for any of the above countries, our primary audience is people travelling from the UK. Also see Indian e visa if you are interested in travel for India.
Do my children need to have an eTA?
Yes, any persons travelling to Canada from the UK must apply even if they are a minor.
In addition, if you are travelling with children and only one parent is present, to ensure your trip to Canada goes as smoothly as possible you should carry a letter of consent from the non-travelling parent.
A letter of consent may help to dispel potential concerns from immigration officers. For further information check with the Canadian High Commission Website.
How long does an eTA last?
Once your eTA is approved it is valid for 5 years. This means you can fly to Canada without reapplying so long as your ETA and passport remain valid.
Do I need to apply for a Canadian visa if I have a United States visa?
Yes, a visa from the United States does not grant entry into Canada , you will still need a Canadian visa (temporary resident visa) to enter Canada if you are from a visa-required country.
Where to Apply?
Start your Application here, it takes just a few minutes to apply.
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