Do I need an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) to travel to and from Canada?
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Under Canada's eTA program, citizens from countries other than the United States, who do not need a visa to enter Canada, will need to obtain an online authorisation before flying to Canada, unless otherwise exempt. This new requirement is valid for entry from March 2016.
A fee of 7 CAD is payable for processing an application for an electronic travel authorisation. An electronic travel authorisation is valid for a period of five years from the day on which it is issued to the applicant or until the earliest of the following days, if they occur before the end of that peroid:
(a) the day on which the applicant's passport or other travel document expires,
(b) the day on which the electronic travel authorisation is cancelled, or
(c) the day on which a new electronic travel authorisation is issued to the applicant
PLEASE NOTE: The Canadian Government has advised that the online facility to purchase the authorisation will not be available until August 1, 2015. Therefore, if you are travelling to Canada from March 15, 2016 but looking prior to August 1, 2015 please check this FAQ again for more information after August 1, 2015.