Canada. It’s been on my list since I met a curly-haired lass by the name of Ruby in a hostel in Glasgow, Scotland back in 2010. I knew little of the country except, like Australia, it was part of the Commonwealth and it was a place my Mum banged on about being the number one place in the world she wanted to visit. So, I had to see it for myself. The first step, after purchasing my plane ticket of course, was to apply for electronic travel authorisation.
Applying for the electronica travel authorisation (eTA) is actually very simple. First, you need to check if you are required to apply. Head over to the following website and enter your country of citizenship. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp. The search will immediately advise if you require an eTA or not to enter (or transit through) Canada.
If you are required to apply for the etA, scroll down to “Confirm your eligibility and apply for an eTA”. It will redirect you to the start of the application process. At this point, you should have both your passport and credit card handy. Scroll down again and select “Apply for an eTA”.
There are guidelines available or you can scroll down and select “Continue to the eTA application form”.
Then, you will arrive at the application form. You will need to enter your details as they appear on your passport and as requested. Answer all the questions honestly and to your best knowledge. Once the form is complete, you will need to “agree” by ticking the check box at the bottom of the declaration before signing your name and continuing to payment.
All eTA applications cost CAD $7.00.
Once payment has been received, you will receive a notification by email to advise if your application has been approved or declined.
If your application has been declined – UNLUCKY! Otherwise, we hope you enjoy your visit to Canada – like we will!
Travel safe x
The information on this page is solely based on our personal experiences during International Border Crossings, most of which have been overland. We highly recommend checking all advice against the respective countries own immigration website for up to date information.