Canada: Reminder: Electronic Travel Authorization Required on or After November 10

As a reminder, on or after November 10, 2016, visa-exempt nationals who enter or exit and re-enter Canada by air must apply for Electronic Travel Authorization prior to boarding a flight to Canada.

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Following the extension of the deadline to apply for Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), as a reminder, on or after November 10, 2016, visa-exempt nationals who 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 and those entering Canada by car. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents, cannot apply for an eTA and will need a valid Canadian passport to board their flight to Canada.

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 Employers and Foreign Nationals

Visa-exempt nationals who enter or exit and re-enter Canada by air should ensure they apply for an eTA prior to boarding a flight to Canada on or after November 10 and should contact their immigration professional for assistance with the application process.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to canada@fragomen.com.

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