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Is a Middle Name a Given Name?

According to the help file from the Canadian government for filling out the ETA it says the following on the application: Given name(s) / first name(s) Please enter exactly as shown on your ...
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Why is the Australian ETA application fee cheaper on a 3rd party website?

There are 2 ways that an ETA application can be lodged - via the official Australian Government website, or via a travel agents GDS system (basically, the same system they use to book flights/etc). ...
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Is a Middle Name a Given Name?

"my First name only into the Given Name(s) field" If it asked for "first name" a single name might be acceptable. But it didn't. Notice the "(s)". That means that there can be more than one name. ...
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Is it acceptable to write the electronic Travel Authorization in a free page of your passport?

Don't do that. Some border authorities regard any kind of writing or marks in a passport that are not put there by the issuer or a bona-fide visa or border authority, as "defacing" or "adulteration" ...
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If I’m applying for an Australian ETA, but I’ve been convicted as a minor once or twice and it got expunged, do I put yes I’ve been convicted?

You need to be very clear of the meaning of the word "conviction". A youthful encounter with the system is a far cry from an adult conviction. It is quite possible you were diverted into a ...
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Working on eTA for a non-Canadian company

This is allowed. Canada is unusual in adopting such a modern approach to the question. The government of Canada has a page discussing the definition of work in the context of work visas, which ...
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eTA Application: Does declined US ESTA application count as "refused visa or permit"?

I think ESTA counts as a permit. I doubt you will be able to establish otherwise with any degree of certainty. In that light, you should certainly disclose the denial. In other words, err on the ...
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USA to Canada after 90 days without re-entering it

There is no physical exit control when you leave the US via the land border with Canada, so your concern is valid. However there is physical entry control for Canada, and Canada provides details to ...
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Can I stay beyond the "must enter before" date on an Australian ETA?

As you have already stated, the ETA needs to be valid on the date that you enter the country. It does NOT need to be valid for the duration of your entire stay. Thus your ETA that expires in March ...
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Visiting Canada as UK citizen after arrest, but no charge

As a UK citizen, you are eligible to apply for a Canadian eTA. One of the questions on the form is: Question 2: Have you ever committed, been arrested for, been charged with or convicted of any ...
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Can I transfer my Australian ETA to my new passport or must I re-apply?

Unlike other Australian visas, the ETA is not transferable to a new passport. If you get a new passport, you must apply for a new ETA with the new passport. You should also be aware that the six ...
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USA to Canada after 90 days without re-entering it

According to the US CBP (added emphasis): How do I report my departure if I have an electronic I-94 and depart via land? If you have a paper Form I-94 and depart by land, you can turn the form into ...
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If I’m applying for an Australian ETA, but I’ve been convicted as a minor once or twice and it got expunged, do I put yes I’ve been convicted?

The official PDF help for the Australian ETA shows the question. And states : If the applicant has been convicted of an offense in any country (including any conviction which has now been removed ...
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Why is the Australian ETA application fee cheaper on a 3rd party website?

The "official" government web site is actually not run by the Australian Government. Rather, it is operated by SITA on the Australian Government's behalf. You can verify this by clicking on the "...
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Applying for a Canadian ETA after previous visits without one

The official help for this question indicates that it is asking if you have ever applied for a visa to Canada. Select yes if, in the past, you submitted an application to come to Canada, such as a ...
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Does an Australian citizen need an eTA for Canada for a 15-hour transit layover not leaving the airport?

Everyone transiting at a Canadian airport is subject to Canadian immigration control (except at Vancouver, Toronto Pearson terminal 1 and Calgary, where there are dedicated transit corridors for ...
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Staying in Canada beyond eTA and passport expiration

Your ETA needs only to be valid on the day of entry. Of course, to avoid unforeseen itinerary changes, you should always renew beforehands if you expect to travel to Canada near or after the expiry. ...
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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!

The short answer is I suspect that your ETA was not transferred to the appropriate system in time, possibly due to a system issue. The airline could have used an alternative procedure to verify your ...
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Is it becoming illegal for a Canadian citizen to enter Canada presenting a foreign passport?

I hold dual British Canadian citizenship, having been born in Britain and later emigrated with my family to Canada as a child. As an adult I moved back to the UK and have lived in England since 2005. ...
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I'm flying Netherlands → Canada → USA. Is ETA required for this trip?

You're not required to pass Canadian customs, so no need to pick up and recheck your bag, they'll be checked through to New York. However you do need to pass the immigration requirements to transit ...
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Do I need a transit visa to travel through Beijing to Melbourne?

Will I need a visa or can I use the visa free transit? Yes as an US citizen, you are entitled for a free transit in China for up to 24 hours since you have a confirmed onward ticket to ...
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Travelling to Canada after Denied Entry from USA

You exclusion from entering the USA will NOT, in and of itself, make you inadmissible to Canada. Every country has different criteria and standards for entry, so it is not uncommon for a person to be ...
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Does an Australian citizen need an eTA for Canada for a 15-hour transit layover not leaving the airport?

Yes. eTA's are required equally regardless of whether you are entering Canada or just transiting. Australians do require an ETA. The process to obtain one is quick and easy and only costs CAN$7. ...
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eTA pending. Is it wise to fly to Seattle and go to Vancouver by train or car?

A pending eTA application is "irrelevant" when applying for admission at a land border. Pending eTA application in itself is not a problem. Many have opt for the land border route if they ...
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Canada eTA or Visa?

Unfortunately, it looks like you'll need a regular visitor's visa for the cruise ship stop. eTA's are multi-entry, but only for arrival by air. From Canada.ca page on electronic travel authorization: ...
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British ETA for transfers?

The UK ETA currently applies to Qatari passport holders; will apply to passports from Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE starting February 22, 2024; and is said to apply to other ...
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Passport number not capitalized in Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) application to travel Canada

No, you don't have to re-apply. The case of the letters in passport number does not matter. This follows from the ICAO 9303-3 standard which has this about the characters used in the Machine Readable ...
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Entering Canada from the US by bus

No, you do not need an eTA but you must still bring your passport. You can easily check this using the Canadian Government site. Here is what it says for citizens of Malta:
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Do I need an eTA if entering Canada by train from USA (UK citizen with ESTA for USA)

If you’re travelling by land or sea, you won’t need an eTA when you enter Canada. However, you must travel with acceptable travel documents and identification. UK GOV: Canada Travel Advice
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