The eTA Canada is an electronic travel authorization for nationals of 60 countries. Once an eligible traveler has submitted an eTA application form, they can check the status of their Canadian eTA at any point. Applying for the eTA to visit Canada is a simple process. If you wish to travel to Canada and have not yet applied, you will need to meet the eTA requirements which include having a valid passport, and email address and debit or credit card. Once you have applied, you will be able to check the status of your Canadian eTA.
The eTA form requires that you provide some essential personal details, such as your full name, date and place of birth, gender and citizenship. It is necessary to complete your passport information and answer a series of security questions. Payment of the eTA visa waiver should be made before submitting the application form.
An approved Canada eTA may grant the holder a stay of up to six months in the country. When an applicant receives their eTA for Canada, the authorization will be valid for a period of up to 5 years or when the passport expires, whichever occurs first. If your eTA has expired, you will need to submit a new application.
Check the Status of your valid eTA
A valid eTA or a valid visa are needed upon arrival in Canada. Foreign nationals who are eligible for the Canadian eTA should present their passport at the port of entry. The eTA is electronically linked to your passport, however, you may print a copy of the eTA to have with you when going through immigration.
Eligible travelers are recommended to apply for their Canadian eTA at least 72 hours prior to their departure date to the country. Although most applications are processed quickly, in some cases, an application might need more time to process or to verify the applicant’s data.
If you have just applied through our platform and your application status shows as “not found” please wait a few hours before checking again.
When completing the eTA form you are strongly advised to ensure that your information is accurate. To avoid any delays with the processing of your eTA, it is very important that the information you have provided on the application matches the data on your passport. Any typo or minor error could affect the results of your eTA application.
Whenever a person fills out and submits an eTA application, they will receive an email notifying them that the application has been received. If you have applied through our platform for an eTA to Canada, check your inbox to look for the confirmation email, where you will also find the number of your application.