Since August 2015, citizens aimed at by this ETA are required to apply for it in order to travel there by air.
An ETA is valid for five years and is directly linked to your passport.
An ETA application is applied for online, easily, quickly and at little cost. An ETA is delivered very quickly after the application is made.
However, you must give a little planning to your application, and in particular be in possession of a valid visa. An ETA is not necessary for American citizens.
A visa forms part of your passport that enables you to enter Canadian territory.
There are two types of visa:
- The entry visa that authorises a single entry. After leaving Canada, it will be necessary to re-apply for a visa to be able to return.
- The multiple entry visa allows you to enter Canada several times during a 6-month period. This visa is valid up to 10 years.