Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is an electronic authorization that allows foreigners to travel to Canada without a visa. An eTA links to your passport electronically. It has a validity period of up to 5 years. Your passport will expire and the visa will follow. Let’s talk more about eTA. Ensure your visit to Canada from the UK is a smooth, enjoyable experience please read on Canada ETA Visa on the new Electronic Travel Authorisation requirements for air travelers.
A valid eTA allows you to travel to Canada for as long as you like. To travel within Canada, however, you don’t need an eTA.
You should remember that having an eTA does NOT guarantee your entry to Canada. Your passport and any other documents such as your US Green Card will be required at your arrival.
Who can apply for an eTA to travel Canada?
To travel to Canada, there are many different types of travelers who need an eTA. Let’s look at them individually so you have a better understanding.
Exempt from visa requirements: To fly to Canada, these people must obtain an eTA. If they’re traveling by boat, plane, train, bus, or cruise ship, they don’t need one.
Permanent residents of the USA are required to have one, especially if they’re flying to Canada. They will also need to present their valid passport and Green Card.
Some citizens of certain countries can apply for this document instead of a regular visa. If they plan to use another means of transportation, such as a bus, cruise ship, boat or train, they will only require a visitor visa.
Travelers who cannot apply electronically for travel authorization can still have valid documents, such as a Canadian passport or a US passport.
Travelers who don’t need to meet eTA requirements are allowed to have a legitimate ID such as a valid US Passport.