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Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid visa. Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) have not changed.
Starting August 1, 2015, eligible travelers can apply online for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). On March 15, 2016, this entry requirement will become mandatory and travelers will need an eTA before they can board a flight to Canada.
Applying for an eTA is a simple online process that takes just a few minutes. You will need your passport, a credit card, and an email address. It costs $7 CAD to get an eTA and it will be valid for up to five years.
Most eTA applications are approved within minutes of applying.
However, some requests may need more time to process. If this is the case for your application, you can expect an email from CIC within 72 hours that tells you what your next steps are.
As the eTA program is new, definitive processing times are not yet available.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada : http://www.cic.gc.ca
Any foreign visitors wishing to enter Canada must have a valid passport and obtain a Canadian visa before coming. But people from 47 countries who want to visit Canada temporarily are permitted to enter without a visa.
|Asia and Oceania||Australia
Papua New Guinea
|Americas||Antigua and Barbuda
St. Kitts and Nevis
|Middle East and Africa||Botswana
* National Passport holders only
Other Citizens Accessing Canada Without a Visa
It is the case of British dependent territories citizens that derive their citizenship through birth, descent, registration or naturalization, such as Anguilla, Bermude, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Monserrat, Pitcairn, St. Helena or the Turks and Caicos Islands. For other British passport holders, such as citizens of Hong Kong, please read specifications on : http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp.
Duration of Visit / Extension of Visa
The period of time a visitor without a visa can stay in Canada is decided at his arrival at the customs. The length of his stay will be stamped in his passport. The maximum duration of his stay is 6 months. If the visitor wants to extend his stay, for health, business or travel, the visitor has to make a request for extension of stay or visa.
Application For Visa
Visa application should be made at the Canadian consulate in your country.
It is required for the visa applicant to submit application forms, valid passport, two photos with date of birth and a photocopy of a valid return ticket. More specification on the CIC website.
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