In Canada, tourism has grown and deepened its diversification to become one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world. Canada ETA (Online Electronic Travel Authority) is working diligently to facilitate Canadadian citizens with the Online eTV (Online Electronic Tourist Visa) facility.
Keeping visitor’s needs and requirements in mind, Online eTV facility has been started to simplify things regarding Visa process and give easier services within a short period of time. Foreign citizens can apply for Online eTV facility through internet and travel to Canada after satisfying the eligibility Kanada ETA criteria. An Online eTV eligible Passport is needed.
The facility will encourage the foreign citizens and closely interlinked with tourism development companies in Canada, which will register increased demand and generate economic development, create jobs and international understanding.
Visas are given to foreigners who wish to visit the country for short holidays, tourism purposes, recreation purposes, business trips, and informal studies or training, for less than than 30 days and essentially they should apply four days in advance before the date of arrival in the country. The facility is reliable, quick, user friendly and less time consuming.
The following are the conditions to qualify for the criteria for Online eTV:
It is recommended that one should apply four days in advance before the date of arrival.
One to be intending to visit Canada for tourism or casual business purposes.
They should upload a Passport-sized photograph.
They should upload Passport photo page for certain details; (details containing: visitors name, date of birth, nationality, expiry date, etc.).
Incomplete or inaccurate information from an applicant leads to rejection of the application.
Applicants should not be diagnosed with tuberculosis, and
One should have no criminal records ones they have been sentenced for a total combined period of 12 months or more, whether or not the sentence/s were served.
Process of Online eTV be done at Immigration Point:
Details of visitor will be mandatorily captured at the immigration point at the time of arrival in Canada.
The Passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.
An Immigration officer will stamp your Passport with your ETA for entry into Canada.
Biometric Details of the applicant electronically saved at Immigration point on arrival in Canada .
Following countries/persons excluded from an ETA:
Nationals of war tone countries be excluded from this program.
The only exception is for Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders. They are exempted from this service.
Note: It is important to note that separate Online ETA applications are required for each family member.