Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) in one minute

If you plan to fly to or transit through Canada, you may need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Learn more about this new entry requirement, which took effect on March 15, 2016.

Transcript: “Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) in one minute”

Video length: 1:02 minutes

Animated video

Pleasant, upbeat music plays. A red suitcase is shown. Various articles of clothing appear in the suitcase, one by one. Suitcase closes by itself.

Canada flag sticker appears on the suitcase.

Text displays:“A change you should know about”.

Narrator: To make sure your visit to Canada goes as smoothly as possible, here is a change you should know about if you are travelling by air.

A tablet appears in front of the suitcase. Text: “eTA – Electronic Travel Authorization”, appears on its screen against a background of an airplane in flight.

Narrator: It’s called eTA (electronic travel authorization). You may need an eTA before you board your flight to Canada, even if you are just transiting through the country. Exceptions include American citizens and visitors with a valid visa.

Text displays:“you may need an eta before you fly to or transit through canada”.

Text displayed beside tablet: “exceptions include American citizens and visitors with a valid visa”.

Text displayed on the tablet: “eTA – Electronic Travel Authorization - Apply”.

Text displayed beside tablet: “simple – inexpensive”.

Narrator: Getting your eTA is a simple online process and is completely safe and secure.

A wireless keyboard appears in front of the tablet. A padlock appears beside the tablet.

Text displayed beside the tablet: “safe and secure”.

A finger taps the “Apply” button on the tablet. Examples of information are entered into form fields on the tablet, and a finger taps the submit button.

Narrator: You will enter basic personal information, answer a few simple questions and submit your application. The fee is only CAN$7.

A ticking clock is shown on the tablet. The clock turns into a checkmark on a green background.

Text displayed on the tablet: “the fee is only can$7.

Two thin slots in the suitcase open. A keyboard and tablet slide into the suitcase.

The suitcase is then shown on a conveyor belt.

Text displays above the suitcase: “your eTA is valid for 5 years or until your passport expires”.

Narrator: Once approved, your eTA is valid for five years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.

An airplane is shown on the ground and a hand holding a passport approaches the plane. A line comes off the passport and points to the text “eTA”.

Narrator: To ensure that you can board your flight to Canada, you will need to travel with the passport you used to apply for your eTA.

Text appears on the tablet against a sky background: “Canada.ca/eTA”.

To find out more visit Canada.ca/eTA. A message from the Government of Canada.

An airplane takes off over the text: “Canada.ca/eTA”.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada corporate signature followed by the Canada wordmark are shown on a white background.

Fade to black.

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