A trip to Canada has the potential to be very special. A beautiful country with a wealth of things to see and do, it is little wonder that so many people fall in love with this country when they visit.
Of course, you may not be planning to visit Canada simply for a vacation. Perhaps you plan to do business while visiting or wish to stay with friends. Whatever your reason happens to be, it is important that you find out whether you need to apply for an ETA Canada before traveling. If you need to apply for one, make sure that you don’t leave it until the last minute.
Let’s take a brief look at what an ETA is, who needs to apply for one and what common mistakes you should avoid.
What Is An ETA?
This is an entry requirement for certain people who are traveling to Canada by air. The ETA is electronically linked to the individual’s passport. Validity for an ETA is for a maximum of five years. However, if the individual’s passport expires before this, the ETA will also expire and a new application will need to be made if further air travel to Canada is planned.
An ETA can be used for multiple short stays in Canada, usually, these cannot exceed 6 months. Of course, having an ETA does not guarantee entry to the country, other requirements are also in place.
Who Needs An ETA To Travel To Canada?
Visa-exempt foreign nationals, as well as lawful, permanent U.S. resident, will need an ETA if they will travel to Canada by air, or if their journey means they will transit through a Canadian airport.
What Common Mistakes Should You Avoid If You Need To Apply For An ETA?
While the process of applying for an ETA to travel to Canada is a simple one, there are a few common mistakes which you could easily make. Firstly, don’t make a mistake when entering your passport number, this will only result in problems during your journey. In addition, make sure you use the correct number for ‘passport number’ you will find it at the top of the page on your passport information. This page will also display your photo.
Indeed, a trip to Canada is something to look forward to. As well as packing your case, and deciding on your itinerary, be sure to check whether you need an ETA. If you do, we hope the tips we have outlined above will come in useful.…