Are you planning on traveling to Canada at some point in the future for business or vacation purposes? If so, you’re not alone. Canada is a popular destination for vacationers and business people both. In fact, thanks to its exploding popularity as a popular travel destination, Canada has made changes to their VISA process. Keep reading below to learn more.
It wasn’t that many years ago when it was pretty difficult to get into Canada if you weren’t a citizen. There was a lengthy and complicated VISA process that deterred many folks from even trying to to get in. The Canadian government has simplified the process in recent years by offering something called a Canada e visa.
The Canada e visa is an application process available to various countries that allows residents of those countries to apply for an electronic travel authorization visa(ETA for short). You can apply for an ETA online. The process is simple and in most cases you will receive authorization within 24 hours if your e visa application is approved. Once it is approved, the e visa will be electronically linked to your passport.
If you are going to apply for electronic travel authorization to visit Canada, make sure you do so at the official Canadian ETA site. There are several websites online who are authorized to process your ETA application, but they often charge an extremely high price to do so. The official Canadian government website only charges $CAN7. Other websites have been known to charge as much as $99 in American dollars. That’s a significant difference and an unnecessary expense no one wants to pay if they don’t have to.
If plan on traveling to Canada soon, be sure to check with the official Canadian website to see what the VISA requirements are for your country. Chances are the application process is a lot simpler than you think.