How It Works
An Electronic Travel Authority or "eTA" is an electronically issued and stored authority for transit or travel to Canada for Tourism or Business.
The authorization is electronically linked to your passport and is valid for five years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first, and good for multiple entries.
Travel Document Systems may obtain a Canadian eTA visa for citizens of 57 countries, please use the dropdown menu above to check your eligibility and all U.S. permanent resident card holders (Green Card).
A Canada electronic travel authority is required no matter your nationality if you are arriving by air and have a USA permanent resident card. (Green Card).
Nationalities that do not require an eTA
If you carry a passport from the United States, you do not require an eTA to visit Canada, but you must travel with acceptable proof of citizenship documents, like your U.S. Passport, or a birth certificate and accepted photo identification. We strongly recommend checking document requirements with your airline prior to departure.
Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, are not eligible to apply for a Canadian eTA visa and are strongly encouraged to travel with a valid Canadian passport.
Canada Electronic Travel Authority Conditions
- You do not hold a U.S. or Canadian passport.
- You are not a citizen of France residing in and traveling from St. Pierre and Miquelon
- You are arriving in Canada by air
- You do not already have a valid study permit for Canada, obtained on or after August 1, 2015
- You are not a foreign worker who already has a valid work permit for Canada, obtained on or after August 1, 2015
- You are not a member of Visiting Forces visiting Canada on official duties/orders
- You are not a member of a flight crew, a civil aviation inspector or an accident investigator visiting Canada in the course of your work
- You are not an accredited diplomat.