Online Canada Visa Eligibility

Starting from August 2015, Online Canada Visa or Canada eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) is required for tourists visiting Canada for business, transit or tourism visits under six months.

Canada eTA is a new entry requirement for foreign nationals from visa-exempt countries who are planning to enter Canada by air. This online travel authorisation is linked electronically to your passport and is valid for a period of five years.

Passport holders from the eligible countries/territories must apply online for Canada eTA atleast 72 hours prior to the date of arrival.

Citizens and Permanent Residents of the United States do not require Canada Electronic Travel Authorization. US citizens and Green card holders do not need a Canada Visa or Canada eTA to travel to Canada.

Citizens of the following countries are required to apply for Online Canada Visa:

Conditional Canada eTA

Passport holders of the following countries are eligible to apply for a Canada eTA only if they satisfy the conditions listed below:


  • All nationalities held a Canadian Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Canada Visitor Visa in the last ten (10) years.


  • All nationalities must hold a current and valid U.S. nonimmigrant visa.

Please apply for a Canada eTA 3 days in advance of your flight.