Canada Travel authorization

Travelers who want to enter Canada for tourism or business purposes and for transit need a valid visa or eTA. Applying for eTA takes 10 minutes or less.

Fill out online application

Filling out the eTA Canada application form takes about 10 minutes. Make sure to hold ready your passport as you will have to enter data that is noted on your passport only.

Pay processing fee

After you are finished with filling out the application form, pay the processing fees by entering your billing and payment data. You will need a credit card to do this.

Receive decision

After your application processing fee has been paid, your application will be reviewed and processed. You will receive a decission within the first hours after applying.

The Canada eTA allows tourism and business travelling:

You can stay up to 90 days

Your eTA is valid for 5 years

Multiple entry

Tourism purposes include:

  • Visiting friends and family members
  • Going on vacation
  • Visiting recreational institutions

Business purposes include:

  • Participating in Negotiations
  • Signing contracts
  • Visit trade fairs

eTA eligible countries

Participating in  Canada eTA is restricted to certain Citizens. You will be able to apply for eTA if you hold citizenship for one or more of the following countries:

Andorra Bulgaria Germany Latvia Norway Solomon Islands
Australia Chile Greece Liechtenstein Papua New Guinea Spain
Austria Croatia Hong Kong Lithuania Poland Sweden
Bahamas Cyprus Iceland Luxembourg Portugal Switzerland
Barbados Czech Republic Ireland Malta Romania Taiwan
Belgium Denmark Israel Mexico Samoa United Arab Emirates
British Overseas Estonia Italy Monaco Singapore United Kingdom

British Subject

Finland Japan Netherlands Slovakia USA lawful permanent resident
Brunei Darussalam France Republic of Korea New Zealand Slovenia Vatican City State

In addition, the following Canada eTA eligibility rules apply:


Previous denial

You must not have ever been refused a visa or permit, denied entry or ordered to leave Canada or any other country.

Criminal record

You must not have ever committed, been arrested for, been charged with or convicted of any criminal offense in any country.


You and your family members must not have ever had or been in close contact with a person with tuberculosis?

Other diseases

You must not have one of those: untreated syphilis, untreated drug or alcohol addiction, untreated mental health condition with psychosis?

If you do not meet one or more of these conditions, you will be given the opportunity to explain yourself / your situation however, it is more unlikely that your Canada eTA will be approved. You may still be eligible to apply for a regular Canada visa though.

What is Canada eTA? What’s the difference between eTA and a Canada Visa?

With the introduction of eTA, Canada has adapted its entry control and visa issuance system to that of the USA. For certain countries it is possible to apply for a visa online. To be exact, eTA is not a Canada visa. It is rather an entry permit for citizens who are not subject to a visa requirement. At the same time, people who can apply for an eTA still have the option to apply for a regular Canada visa. The process of applying for a Canadian visa is more complicated and expensive, so very few people choose to apply voluntarily. This is also due to the fact that Canada’s eTA offers many liberties. The maximum stay of 90 days is sufficient even for extended tourist stays, and the eTA is valid for Canada for 5 years. A Canada visa must still be applied for by all citizens who are not eligible for the eTA, there is no choice. In addition to longer processing time, the price of a regular Canada visa is significantly higher. A regular tourist visa costs $100 CAD per person.

Summary: eTA is a replacement for a Canada visa. Those who can apply for an eTA are exempt from the visa requirement. In many forums, media and commercial offers the eTA is described as a Canada visa, this is not correct. A visa for Canada can also be applied for by citizens who are eligible for the eTA.

Canada eTA status check

After you successfully applied for your eTA, you can check your status using the official website of Canadian IRCC . You just have to enter the following details:

  • Application status (new or existing application)
  • Passport number
  • Passport issuing country
  • Issue date of your passport
  • Expiry date of your passport

After entering all required data, you will be able to perform an application status check. You can also print out your status page, it will hold information about whether or not your application was approved.

Good to know:

The print out of your eTA status can be useful during check-in at the airport and during passport control. Authorities will always check your passport to whether or not there is a valid eTA connected to it however, if additional questions arise, the printed out eTA Canada confirmation can help speed things up!


This website is a commercial service that provides a unique Travel Concierge Service which, among other services, contains visa application assistance for the Canadian eTA (electronic travel authorization) travel permit. The Service is subject of a processing fee of 69.00$. It already includes 7 $ (CAD) of the Canadian authority’s processing fee for issuing an Canada eTA. You can also order your electronic visa as single product directly from the competent authority for this smaller fee of 7 $ (CAD).

If you hire us as your service and therefore assign the process your entry application, to us we cannot guarantee that your application will be approved.

The decision on approval or rejection is always up to the competent authority and cannot be influenced; our service is fulfilled when your application is submitted to the authority. In case of an order you do NOT pay us for the receipt of an entry permit, but for the support during the application.