Electronic travel authorization (eTA): How to apply

Visitor visa and electronic travel authorization (eTA) requirements for citizens of Mexico changed on February 29, 2024, at 11:30 p.m. ET

As of 11:30 p.m. ET on February 29, 2024,

  • you need to meet new requirements to be eligible for an eTA
  • if you had an eTA before 11:30 p.m. ET on February 29, 2024, it has been cancelled unless you also have a valid work or study permit
  • if you had an eTA application in progress at the time, you need to apply for a new eTA or for a visitor visa
  • before you travel to Canada, you need to apply for a new eTA if you’re eligible
  • if you’re no longer eligible for an eTA, you need to apply for a visitor visa to travel to Canada

Learn more about the new requirements.

This is the Government of Canada's official website to apply for an eTA to fly to, or transit through, a Canadian airport. It only costs $7 CAD.

What you need to complete the form and pay for your eTA

You will need:

Overview of the eTA application process

  • 1. Get your passport, credit or debit card ready, and read the help document.

  • 2. Use the online form to apply. The form cannot be saved. So have your information ready.

  • 3. Pay $7 CAD for your eTA right after you complete the form.

  • 4. Get an email about your eTA application. Most applications are approved within minutes.


  • 5. You may need to submit documents before your application can be approved. If this happens to you, an email will be sent with instructions within 72 hours.

Help with the form or other eTA questions

The eTA application form is only in English and French. To help you apply for an eTA, descriptions of each field in the form are available in the following languages:

Get answers to eTA questions like what happens after you apply and when you may need to apply for an eTA again.

Apply for an eTA

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