Application Form for eTA Canada
Anyone eligible can submit an online application for the Canadian Electronic Travel Authorization. Eligible travelers are citizens of 54 countries who do not need to apply for a regular visa when visiting Canada.
Online application must be submitted 3 business days ahead of departure to Canada and only if visiting Canada by air. eTA is not obligatory on land and sea borders.
Children and dependent adults also must have their eTAs to enter Canada. However, the form should be submitted on their behalf by their parents, legal guardians, or caretakers.
Application Process for Canadain eTA
The process of applying for an eTA to Canada is nothing like applying for a regular visa at an Embassy. The required paperwork is extremely minimal, the processing time short, and the whole process can be completed from home within minutes.
Any working device connected to the internet will work well enough to submit the form online. Eligible travelers can use their phones, laptops, PCs, or tablets and receive the approved document via email.
Use the following checklist to find out whether or not you're ready to apply for an eTA to Canada:
- Do you have a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from the planned arrival date
- Do you have an active email address
- Do you have access to any online payment method
If you have everything listed above, you can start applying whenever you’re ready.
Apply for Canada eTA Step-by-Step
Only three simple steps comprise the application process for eTA Canada, all of which can be completed online.
Eligible travelers should:
- 1.Carefully provide the required information in the online application form while making sure to avoid making any errors or delivering misinformation.
- 2.Cover the issuing fee using any online payment method (several options available).
- 3.Wait for a confirmation email to arrive.
Remember to submit your form no later than 72 hours before your departure to Canada.
TIP! Any mistakes in the provided data may lead to delays and even issues with one's application approval. Always thoroughly check the information in your eTA Canada application to get your document approved on time.
Canada eTA Processing Time
Processing of eTA Canada may take anywhere between a couple of minutes to 72 hours from submitting the form online.
The maximum time in which the Canadian Government processes an application is 3 business days. That is why the eTA application form should not be submitted less than 72 hours preceding the planned departure.
FAQs About Canadian eTA
Can someone else submit the application form on my behalf?
eTA application form should be submitted by the person who wishes to have their eTA issued. The only exception is when it comes to applications made for underage travelers and dependent adults. In such cases, the responsibility to fill the form lies on parents, legal guardians, and caretakers of the dependent person.
Can I apply for an eTA at the airport in Canada?
Applications for eTA Canada must be submitted no later than 72 hours (3 business days) ahead of the planned departure to Canada. The form cannot be completed at the airport after arrival since the Canadian Government must process each eTA request earlier and take time to prescreen the incoming travelers.
How can I track the status of my application?
To track the status of your application for eTA Canada, open the confirmation email you have received after submitting the form and find your confirmation number. Log in to your account and provide said number to check the eTA processing status. Another option is simply contacting our support team via email or phone.
How long will it take to get a decision on my eTA application?
Your eTA application will be processed within a maximum of 72 hours from submitting the eTA form online. Most requests are approved much sooner, often within minutes of applying. Check your email box after submitting your form to find your issued eTA in PDF form.