Questions tagged [eta]

Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) for entry to Australia, or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) for entry to Canada. Do not use for Estimated Time of Arrival.

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Canadian refused ETA due to old DUI, no time for visa, will I be denied entry to Australia?

I'm a Canadian, and supposed to attend a work conference in Sydney, Australia in less than one month. I was denied an ETA because I declared that I have a criminal record (a DUI from 1999). I filled ...
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UK citizen travelling to the US->CAN then CAN->US before finally flying US->UK, how should I prepare?

Currently planning a holiday around the flights I've booked which are: LHR->SFO and then SEA->LHR. We're planning on flying up to Canada (Vancouver) from San Francisco, spend a few days in Canada and ...
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Is it acceptable to write the electronic Travel Authorization in a free page of your passport? [duplicate]

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) of Canada is transferred as a separate sheet-of-paper document that contains basically one number and the valid date. Can I, instead of keeping it with me for ...
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Long transit layover in Montreal: is it possible to leave the airport?

I have a Las Vegas to Rome flight booked with Air Canada, which gives me an 11-hour layover in Montreal. My luggage will go directly through to Rome from Las Vegas, so I won't need to get it in ...
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Making traveling to US to attend conferences more efficient with ESTA / ETA

I have a work contract with a US company and, for that reason, I can't stay in the US for more than couple of days since I need to work. Working while in the country would violate my visa and Federal ...
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Who is responsible for any change in visa requirements?

We were due to fly to Canada 4 weeks ago where we found out at the checking point that we were supposed to have ETA visa. This was launched by Canadian governments just three weeks before we were due ...
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Does an Australian citizen need an eTA for Canada for a 15-hour transit layover not leaving the airport?

I'm Australian and flying this afternoon from China to Mexico with a long layover in Vancouver. I kind of knew Canada had this eTA thing but assumed I wouldn't need such a thing as an Australian who'...
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If a dual French-American citizen wants to visit Australia, should he use the eVisitor or ETA visa?

Australia has a number of visa options for visitors. Americans have access to the ETA system, while EU citizens have access to the eVisitor system. I'm having trouble telling the difference, besides ...
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Confused over 6-month Canadian eTA vs 3-month US ESTA

Although partially answered on other threads, I'm still slightly confused! I'm from the UK and planning a 4-5 month visit to the the US and Canada, but plan to spend most of my time in Canada, so ...
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Do I need a transit visa to travel through Beijing to Melbourne?

I am an American citizen and I'll be flying from Toronto, Canada to Beijing (8 hours layover American Airlines) and Beijing to Melbourne (AirAsia). These are all one way flights and not official ...
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Visiting Canada for a job interview: tourism or business? eTA or visa?

I am going to Canada for a job interview. I am a little confused about the formalities. The official Canadian website http://www.cic.gc.ca/ suggests that Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is ...
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ETA when driving into but flying out of Canada

I am planning to drive to Vancouver from the USA for a day and then fly from there back to Europe. I am a British Citizen. Do I need an ETA? On the official website they say that: You need an eTA to ...
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Inquiry re ETA visa to Australia without reference number. Is my visa valid? [duplicate]

I asked a travel agency to apply an ETA visa for Australia for me. After they processed it, they gave me a note that I was approved for ETA visa. The details in the note that they gave me are expiry ...
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eTA Application “In Progress” for a month. What can I do?

This question is related to the Canadian eTA application that I had discussed previously (see here). It has now been a whole month since I applied and my application status is "In Progress". I will be ...
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Leave and return to Canada from the US and stopover in the US

I'm a German student and I will do a semester abroad in Canada (less than 6 months so I will not apply for a student permit, but only an eTA). I want to do weekend trips to the US (overland) at the ...
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eTA Application: Does declined US ESTA application count as “refused visa or permit”?

This question follows on from my previous question (see here for background). After having my ESTA (US visa-waiver) application declined, I did not apply for a full B-1/B-2 visa in order to attend the ...
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I'm flying Netherlands → Canada → USA. Is ETA required for this trip?

Next month I will fly to New York with United Airlines operated by Air Canada, I have one stop in Toronto, do I need to pick up my luggage and check in again? This is one ticket. And do I need ETA ...
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ETA Application “Have you previously applied to enter or remain in Canada”? [duplicate]

I am from Germany and I would like to visit Canada for 3 weeks in August. Therefore I have to apply for an ETA. One question asks "Have you previously applied to enter or remain in Canada?". I ...
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ETA Australia after travel ban [closed]

I previously overstayed a visa in Australia and for which I received a 3 year ban. The ban period has ended. I have applied for and been granted an ETA visa. The visa took 4 days for its approval. ...
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Applying for a Canadian ETA after previous visits without one

When applying for a Canadian ETA, the form asks this question: Have you previously applied to enter or remain in Canada? I am a citizen of a visa-exempt country and have visited Canada before the ...
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How do i verify my Australia visit visa either valid or not without reference number [duplicate]

I applied my visit visa through an agency but what i got is i got no reference number.So, how do I know that my visa is valid or not? The agency said the information given was direct respond from ...
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How do I know if my Australian ETA was approved?

I would like to know is my visa application being approved or not I receive an email saying I need to check on eta.immi.gov.au after 12 hours but after I check in I just received this only : ...
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Canada Electronic Travel Authoristion for UK citizens travelling by air

Canada introduced an entry requirement (eTA) on 15th March 2016 for UK passport holders travelling by air to Canada. Land or Sea passengers are not affected. However, Canadian authorities have stated ...
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Canadian eTA for dual British and Canadian citizen with only British passport [duplicate]

I am a dual Canadian and British citizen with only a British passport. The new Canadian immigration system requires British citizens to have an eTA (Electronic travel authorization) however you can ...
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Travelling from uk to mexico via canada [closed]

Planning to go to mexico with stopovers in canada. Canadian government websites says that travelling to Canada after 15/03/16 requires application of an eTA (electronic travel authorisation). It ...
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Having a canadian student visa, do I need an eTA to fly back to Canada after a trip abroad?

I have been living in Canada with a student visa for more than a year now. The government of Canada is announcing that from the 15 of March 2016, an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) will be ...
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Is it becoming illegal for a Canadian citizen to enter Canada presenting a foreign passport?

Some countries (e.g., U.S., Israel) require their citizens to present themselves as such when entering the country - that is, they cannot enter using another country's passport. In Canada there is no ...
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How long can I stay in Canada as a tourist with the new eTA? (italian citizenship)

The Canadian CIC website states that starting March 2016 some tourists that fly into Canada will need an eTA. As an Italian citizen I need an eTA and I think I may stay up to six months. Is this ...
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What's the fastest way of getting a visa for Australia after ETA is refused?

I am in Canada and tried applying for the ETA for Australia online. It was deferred and I waited 12 hours to find out that it was not approved. My flight is in 3 days, is there any way to get an ETA ...
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Australia ETA (Evisitor)

I received an Australian Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) issued for a planned visit to Australia. I am scheduled to fly tomorrow. My family name as listed on my ETA shows a hyphen. My actual ...
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Check ETA approval

I've applied for ETA through EasyETA.com. It says in the confirmation email that my application has been approved. However, I would like to double confirm my approval (as I did not apply through the ...
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Extending ETA Visa once in Australia as a US citizen?

My US friend wants to spend 90 days in Australia though the remainder of her ETA expires after 56 days?
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ETA for Australia after got denied evisitor visa [closed]

I was denied an eVisitor visa for Australia because I had already spent two years in Australia and thought I would get another eVistor visa for a reason other than holiday. I really for holidays ...
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Unable to check my Australia ETA status

I try to check my Australia ETA status, but the message "There has been no application for an ETA through this site with the data and reference number you supplied." appeared. But when I try to submit ...
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Dual citizen travelling to Australia with valid UK passport and expired NZ passport

I've just had a business opportunity pop up and need to travel from Auckland to Sydney urgently the day after next. The thing is my New Zealand passport which would normally let me straight in has ...
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How do I know if my Australia ETA is approved? [duplicate]

I received a email saying that I would need to check again within 12 hours. However when I check my ETA status at http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ I got this: You have a current ETA to travel to ...
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What if you don't get an ETA for a flight to Australia?

As a US citizen, I've gone to Australia twice, and dutifully signed up for the ETA visa on the website and paid my $20 or so and had no hassles on entry. There was no mention of the ETA at any point ...