Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) Requirement Now in Effect

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. Some exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa.

Starting today, March 15, 2016, visitors are expected to have an eTA. However, from March 15, 2016 until fall 2016, you can board your flight without an eTA, as long as you have appropriate travel documents such as a valid passport. You can find more information on this leniency period on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website.

You can read more about the visitor visa and new Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) requirements on Settlement.Org.