IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING YOUR TOURIST VISA
All passengers travelling to Canada are required to complete an online form used to screen passengers under the Visa Waiver Program. This is called ETA - Electronic Travel Authorisation.
The Visa Waiver Program enables citizens of participating countries to travel to Canada for tourism, business or transit purposes for 6 months from the day they enter Canada without obtaining a Canadian visa.
The purpose of ETA is to speed up the process at airports and it is essentially an electronic version of the form previously completed at immigration. Passengers will not be allowed to board a flight or cruise to Canada without having successfully completed ETA online.
Passengers may apply for authorization via ETA at any time prior travelling to Canada, but are encouraged to do so at least 72 hours before travelling. A fee of $7 Canadian dollars applies. All passengers are required to present a printed copy of the authorisation to Customs and Border Protection.
How do I obtain my ETA?
Option 1 – Apply online on the official Canadian Immigration website
Passengers can apply for an ETA online at www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp
For those who choose to apply for their visa independently, Travel Department accepts no responsibility for delays caused by incorrect supply of information and/or delays in obtaining sufficient information. The responsibility lies solely with the customer to supply the correct information on time in order to obtain a valid visa for travel. Travel Department accepts no liability for any issues encountered by customers who do not obtain a visa in time for their holiday. Customers may be refused entry into their destination if a complete and correct visa application is not processed in time.
Option 2 – Apply through our official partner, ‘Visa First’ in London
Visa First can process the visa on your behalf. Please see contact details below:
Address: 3rd Floor, 9 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD, United Kingdom
Phone: +44(0) 207 659 9180
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 9am - 5.30pm and Friday 9am – 5pm.
- The fee for an Irish or British passport holder is £30 per person.
- For all other nationalities prices may vary, please contact Visa First for a quotation.
- Processing time – 10 working days.
Visa First require the following items to be sent by email or post.
- The completed Visa First order form.
- A copy of your passport, valid for at least 6 months beyond the expiry date of the requested visa.
Visa fees can be subject to change.
Travel Department will not be held responsible for the loss of or damage to any document sent by post to Visa First. We strongly recommend you use registered post when sending valuable documents.
Please note that visa applications to be processed by Visa First should reach their office at least 15 working days before departure.
Please do not hesitate to contact Visa First should you have any queries.