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Canada eTA

Electronic Travel Authorization Application Agency


Once you have been authorized to travel through our eTA process, you may be wondering how and when this will be used during your trip.

The first point where your eTA is checked is at check-in with your carrier to allow you to board the plane to Canada.

Carriers do not receive your eTA form details, but they do get a confirmation of your eTA status. This authorization is required before issuing a boarding pass for travel to Canada.

We recommend that you carry a print out of your eTA approval.

The next point where your eTA is checked is upon arrival in Canada where a border services officer will ask to see your passport or travel documents.