• Visa-Exempt Nationals to Require Electronic Travel Authorization On or After September 30, 2016
  • July 20, 2016
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • Due to a relaxation of the deadline to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), visa-exempt nationals who plan to enter or exit and re-enter Canada by air will be able to board their flight and enter Canada as long as they have appropriate travel documents, such as a valid passport, until September 29, 2016.

    On or after September 30, 2016, visa-exempt nationals who plan to enter or exit and re-enter Canada by air must apply for an eTA prior to boarding a flight to Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an eTA.

    Online applications for the eTA and a full list of visa-exempt nationals is available on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

    What This Means for Foreign Nationals

    Foreign nationals should benefit from the relaxation of the deadline.