Back to Top skip to main content
Green and Spiegel - An Immigration Law Firm

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Starting ​November 10th, 2016, all foreign nationals from visa-exempt countries travelling to Canada by air must first obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). This eTA is valid for up to 5 years or if your passport expires within 5 years. 

Canadian citizens, including dual citizens and Canadian Permanent Residents, are not permitted apply for an eTA. People who have an expired PR card or one that is expiring within the 9 months, should apply for a new PR card as soon as possible to avoid issues with travel plans. 

American citizens are exempt from the eTA program, but U.S. Green Card holders are not. ​For more information, regarding eTAs, please contact us.

Firm News

Mar 20, 2017

Important Information for International Travelers

March 20, 2017- The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has just announced it will be phasing out the paper CBSA Declaration Card, in favour of se...

Nov 04, 2016

Reminder- End of Leniency period for Electronic Travel Authorizations (“eTA”)

Starting November 10, 2016, new entry requirements will be in effect for many travellers to Canada. Visa-exempt foreign nationals, who fl...

All Services