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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Is a Middle Name a Given Name?

My full name is four names long - First name, Middle name, Middle name, Last name. Whenever asked for my Given Name I have always supplied my First name (not either of my middle names). This week I ...
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Why is the Australian ETA application fee cheaper on a 3rd party website?

I'm a Malaysian passport holder and I require an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) to travel to Australia. Upon googling "Australia ETA for Malaysian passport", the first link is for the Australian ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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I was granted an eTA for Canada but now I have an additional citizenship. Do I need to reapply?

I applied a few weeks ago for a Canadian eTA as I am planning to travel in a few months and wanted to have it before buying the plane tickets. I was granted the eTA on the spot. When applying, I have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Denied boarding: Received ETA for Australia and have confirmation email, but it did not show up on their computer when checking in with airline!

I received this email from eta.contact@ivisa.com.au saying this: When I tried to check in, the airline staff said that I was showing up on the computer as having no ETA. they swiped my passport ...
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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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passport - Filling correctly Place of birth in eTA request

I'm filling an eTA request for Canada. There is a question about City/town of birth (required) In my passport my place of birth is not written entirely (i.e., last digit is missing) since it is ...
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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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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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Can I transfer my Australian ETA to my new passport or must I re-apply?

I have a situation where my current ETA is still valid till 14th February 2020 on my existing Malaysian Passport that will have less than 4 months validity at the end of my trip (will arrive on 30th ...
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Can I fly to Canada without an eTA?

Me and my famliy are meant to be flying to Canada tomorrow (19-6-2017) from the UK. We did not realise we had to apply for an eTA until today. The applications for my wife and two children have been ...
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Is an ESTA linked to my passport or should I have paperwork with the passport?

I applied and got an ESTA last year I cannot remember whether there was paper work; I cannot find any. Can I visit with just my passport? Same question about the Canada eTA.
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At the border: Canada ETA for Dutch citizens

I am visiting Canada for 3 weeks. I have a Netherlands passport. I will be arriving by air, and have applied for and received an ETA. I was wondering if anyone else on here has visited Canada with an ...
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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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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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Can I stay beyond the “must enter before” date on an Australian ETA?

I am holding an Australia ETA which is expiring in 23 March 2020. I will be travelling to Australia in February 2020. On the ETA it mentioned that 23 March is the last day I can enter Australia. That ...
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Can one use a US passport with a valid ETA to enter Australia if Aus citizenship has been granted (but no Aus passport yet)?

I applied for citizenship by descent for my daughter 4 months ago assuming there would be plenty of time to get an Australian passport before she travels to Australia at the end of July. Due to a ...
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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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Can I apply for ETA with my expired Green Card and the extension letter?

I am planning to travel to Toronto in March 2018, but I don’t know if I can apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) with my U.S Green Card expired and the receipt I-751, which extend my ...
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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 for Canada with possible green card number changes

I'm a US Permanent resident green card holder, planning to visit Canada in December. I'm in the middle of renewing my green card (Expiration date 12/17/17 but get extension until Aug 2018 when I ...
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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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Passport number not capitalized in Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) application to travel Canada

I recently got Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) approved to travel to Canada by air. One thing I worry is that one alphabet letter in my passport number in the eTA approval email is not ...
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Visit Canada from Dubai with a valid B1/B2 visa on a Pakistani passport

I am national of Pakistan and residing in Dubai for last 4.5 years. I have a valid US B1/B2 visa. I have travelled to th3 US multiple times. Do I need a visa or an eTA to travel to Canada for 15-20 ...
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Can I enter the USA, visit Canada return to the US when the whole trip is more than 90 days?

I'm a Finnish citizen and, first, I will spend 10 days in the US, visiting my sister. I'll fly to Canada for my exchange studies and be there for 3.5 months (I have an ETa). I have a flight back to ...
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Proof of having an eTA to fly to Canada

I am flying to Canada and have an eTA linked to my passport. Can I now just present my passport at the check-in desk?
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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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Problems with Canadian eTA

Three weeks ago, my husband applied for an eTA to visit Canada. He declared a very old criminal conviction (more than 40 years ago, a drunken mistake, in the UK, is considered a spent conviction). It'...
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re enter canada

Is there actually a specific time frame you are supposed to spend outside the country before returning? If anyone could shed some light on the situation it would be much appreciated, Thank you.
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Do I need ETA or transit visa if I have a 5 hr transit by air at Toronto airport? [duplicate]

I am citizen of India (Indian passport holder) with a valid F-1 visa and work permit (EAD card) with me. I have an Air Canada flight from Delhi to LA via Toronto so I have a 5 hr transit at the ...
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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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Do I need an eTA if entering Canada by train from USA (UK citizen with ESTA for USA)

Do I need an eTA if entering Canada by train at Niagara, Ontario from USA? I am a British citizen and already have an ESTA for the USA
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Entering Canada from the US by bus

I shall be visiting Canada during the summer, however, I will be entering the country by bus from New York. Would I still need an eTA to cross the border? I will be coming from Malta (Europe+EU ...
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How can I get an Australian ETA offline?

The Australian government website states with regard to the ETA: There is no visa application charge for an ETA. However, a service charge of AUD20 applies for online applications only. Yet, ...
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Canadian Citizen living overseas with Canadian passport renewal declined - wants to go home to visit family on valid NZ passport

I am a Canadian citizen, born there in 1958. I left Canada in 2005 to live in NZ with NZ born wife. I am now a citizen of NZ and have a valid NZ passport. I have had my Canadian passport revoked for ...
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If I have an ETA and leave canada, can I re-enter after a few days and reset the six month timer?

I'm wishing to travel to the US and am currently in Canada on an eTA, if I travel south of the border for a few days would I be allowed entry back into Canada and if so would it reset the six months? ...
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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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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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Visa issued of my NzETA travelling with Spanish passport

I will travel with my Spanish passport. I already have issued my NZeTA authorization to travel to Auckland. I travel to Santiago de Chile with Copa airline ticket and the next day I travel by Lan ...