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Who Needs to Apply for ETA Canada?

By clicking this page, you must have been currently confused and doubting whether you need to apply for Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) Kanada or not. Of course, you would not want to get hassled by Immigration officers during your most awaited Canada trip, especially if you came all way from Germany. Thus, here is an answer for you to know if you need an ETA Kanada or not.

Before going to the list of people who needs an ETA, answer these two questions first:

  • Are you from a visa-waiver country?
  • Are you traveling to or through Canada by air?

If your answers to these questions are both yes, then you probably should apply for an eTA to fly to Canada. However, there are some exceptions to this case, which are the following:

Are you a student or a worker?

If you are from a visa-waiver country with a grant of a student permit or work permit to travel to Canada, the IRCC will automatically process and issue your ETA once they received the permission. However, being from a visa-waiver country with student or work permit before August 1, 2015, you may have to apply for an ETA Kanada upon going to or leaving from Canada by air.

Are you a US citizen or a US permanent resident?

If you have a full or partial US citizenship, you do not have to apply for a visa or an ETA to travel to Canada as you can do so with your valid US passport (if you are traveling by air). Meanwhile, if you are a US permanent resident or those who are Green Card holders, you must have an ETA Kanada and your Green Card as well.

Are you a Canadian permanent resident?

If US permanent residents need ETA, then Canadian permanent residents do not need to apply for it. You must only have to present your valid Permanent Resident Card (PR Card) or your Permanent Resident Travel Document to travel to and from Canada.

Having an ETA Kanada is a more convenient and cheaper alternative for a visa, but acquiring one can get complicated. Before traveling to Canada, ensure to prepare all your travel documents to avoid being interrupted by the Immigration, which can spoil your trip.