CANADIAN VISITOR VISAS AND eTA
Enjoy Your Visit to Canada
What You’ll Need
If you’re planning to visit Canada as a tourist, you will have to apply for an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) or a Visitor Visa.
What's the difference?
An eTA is an entry requirement for foreign nationals who are visa-exempt and are travelling to Canada by air. The eTA is valid for up to 5 years or until the passport expires.
If you get a new passport, then you need to apply for a new eTA.
How to Apply for an eTA
Applying for an eTA is a simple online process. However, make sure you only apply on the official Government of Canada website. There are many fake websites that charge you additional service fees.
Apply for an eTA
By visiting the Government of Canada eTA web page.
What to Expect
Once the eTA is approved, it will be linked directly to the passport you used to apply.
Having trouble getting your travel authorization?
Contact SPG and we’ll be happy to help you out.
A Visitor Visa is an official document that proves that you meet the requirements needed to travel to Canada. You may be asked to give proof of a Visitor Visa even if you’re simply transiting through a Canadian airport.
Do You Need a Visitor Visa?
Some visitors do not need a Visitor Visa. Find out if you need a Visitor Visa here.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are biometrics?
Biometrics are biological measurements used for identification. Submitting biometrics includes giving fingerprints and facial measurements to law enforcement agents for security reasons.
Do I need to give biometrics?
You may need to give biometrics depending on the country you’re coming from and the type of permit you’re applying for. Find out if you’re required to give biometrics through the following link.