About 20 hours ago, I used a web browser to apply for a Canadian eTA.
Beyond belief, the web site interface does not, repeat not, give you a confirmation number.
Again, connectivity is working perfectly, and the web service is "working" properly, but, bizarrely, after payment it does not tell you any sort of confirmation number or other details, there's just a minimal "thanks" screen.
The small credit card charge seemed to go through instantly OK but,
- At the time of the application, I did not get an instant email "You have applied."
Obviously I've completely checked all spam filters and so on.
- I've received nothing at all since then
Has anyone recently actually applied for and gotten an eTA ? How long did it take between the card payment and getting it?
I can't use the "check your progress" web form because .. I didn't get an application number!!
Further, I'm thinking of simply applying again. That is a tricky issue - it could gum up the works. I don't suppose anyone has experience of that? I couldn't google anything.
This seems an insane situation.
Just for the record,
this was (of course) the actual gouvernement du Canada web site, not the many well-known scam sites
astonishingly the site does not give you a confirmation number after application, you only (should) get one via an email (as can be seen from a zillion complaints about this on the www). The programmers of the site apparently don't know how to handle the return from the (cheap) card processor they use, it just breaks.
the card charge (about CAD7) did go through perfectly, i.e. it appears on my credit card www site