(Electronic Travel Authorization)

Visa (or ETA) is a conditional authorization that is required to travel or to fly or to transit from any foreign country or to stay in any foreign country. A Canadian visa is required to travel to Canada for tourism or for the business purpose this is on a temporary basis. They are valid for some particular time duration only.

A Canadian ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization) is required for all citizens of visa-exempt countries who travel to Canada by air. Approved ETA is valid up to five years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first. You can visit Canada as many times as you wish until your ETA remains valid. If you are planning a trip to this beautiful country you need to arrange everything systematically every required formality such as tickets, booking accommodation, preparing a map of places you wish to visit and the most important thing Canadian visa ETA.

Canada Visa eTA

Canada Visa eTA

Anyone who has a Canadian visa, Canadian permanent residence or Canadian citizenship does not require an ETA to travel to enter Canada. For that case, you will need to carry your permanent resident card (PR card). If you are a dual citizen that is if you hold Canadian citizenship and at least one other citizenship you do not need an ETA to enter Canada. Although if you are traveling to Canada by air then you must carry your passport with you.


Applying for ETA has been made easy and pretty simple. You can apply online on the Government of Canada website or use an agency that will be supporting you all the time during the process. If you are a US citizen you can visit Canada with your valid US passport. Although US permanent residents (Green Card holders) must require a Canadian ETA to travel to Canada as well as their Green card.

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There are numerous good advantages that are being offered by the ETA as compared to visa like it has a simplified procedure as compared to visa, it’s quick responsive process, it gives a five year validation period, it’s electronically linked to passport number so need to carry another document, the charges and fees are also comparatively lower and the biggest advantage is you don’t need to leave your home for applying for Canadian ETA, online application procedure has made it a quite headache-free task.

When your Canadian ETA gets expired after five years of the valid period it will automatically get renewed, it is not the case. You have to apply ETA from the beginning
by completing the online application. You can easily apply here:

Visa eTA