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I'm extremely stressed because I put a space in the passport number for my ETA.

The space is present in the passport number in the right upper corner of the passport personal information page, but not in the code at the bottom. It divides the letters and numbers of the passport n.

My eTA was accepted. I am traveling tomorrow.

Should I reapply??

  • It divides the letters and numbers of the passport n. ?? – Jan Doggen Aug 16 '17 at 11:45
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As your eTA was accepted I would not be too worried. In my experience, Canada customs are pretty relaxed: I did not even get any problems when they forgot to put an entry stamp into my passport. Although I do not know whether your passport number is supposed to contain a space, I do not think you will run into any problems as the space is clearly visible in your passport.

  • Customs it not the issue here. The eTA is electronically verified at check-in. If you don't have one, you're not boarding the plane... – Doc Jul 23 '18 at 10:12
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My experience: My passport number does contain a space which does not show up in the MRZ though. I applied for the ETA using the passport number with the space. I had no issues getting into Canada (Vancouver).

  • Im sure the system will remove spaces in the back end if people put them in – BritishSam Jul 23 '18 at 13:09

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