Non-Canadians

Electronic Travel Authorization

New entry requirement now in effect: visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa.

Until September 29, 2016, travellers who do not have an eTA can board their flight, as long as they have appropriate travel documents, such as a valid passport. Find answers to your questions about the leniency period.

Did you know…

Foreign nationals who are inadmissible to Canada because of past criminal activity can apply to CIC's Rehabilitation Program to obtain temporary or permanent admission to Canada.

Canadian border information and services for non-residents visiting, settling in or doing business with Canada.

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