Canada has mandated enrollment in its program for latest electronic travel authorization (eTA) for the individuals who does no not need visa to visit to Canada. The program has become compulsory for many people who seek to travel Canada on or after 15th March 2016. People traveling to Canada are exempted from enrolling. The US citizens are exempted from this system of eTA for traveling to Canada.
Tourists who will be affected
People from EU nations, permanent residents of the US and people from selected nations like Singapore, Japan, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand and Chile are among those who will get affected by the latest rules. People from the above mentioned countries and the permanent residents of the US would require to enroll with eTA before travelling to Canada if they are travelling by air.
CIC has displayed a list of those who are exempted from enrolling with the latest eTA system. Most of the people with a legal US visa just transiting through Canada have also been exempted.
Applications for eTA
CIC is taking the application for eTA. Applicants require a legitimate passport, a legitimate email id and a credit card. Applicants would cost around 7 Canadian dollars and are applicable for five years after they got approved.