août 13 2015

An Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to flying to Canada

Rousseau Philippe J.

Starting March 15, 2016, travelers to Canada from visa-exempt countries will need to secure an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to flying to Canada.

Similar to the U.S. ESTA, the Canadian eTA may be obtained online. The eTA is an electronic registration and is not a visa.

It will be valid for five (5) years. The only documents required to apply are a valid passport, an email address and a credit card to cover for the seven (7) dollar application fee.

U.S. citizens are not affected by this new requirement, neither are travelers with a valid visa and Temporary foreign workers.

This new requirement targets tourists or business people who are nationals from visa-exempt countries such as the European Union Member States, Australia or Japan to name a few.

To see the news on the ministry website, click here

Feel free to reach out to a member of our immigration team at LJT to seek guidance and assistance.

Philippe.Rousseau@ljt.ca




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Starting March 15, 2016, you will have to carry your permanent resident card with you if you want to board a plane to Canada.

Rousseau Philippe J.
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