New Requirements for Temporary Entry to Canada

The Government of Canada recently announced a new requirement for foreign nationals who seek to fly to OR transit through Canada by air. Effective March 15, 2016, these travelers must first obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (“eTA”) prior to embarking on their trip. This requirement does not apply to:

U.S. citizens,
Foreign nationals who already require a visa to enter Canada, or
Entries across a land border or by sea

Lawful Permanent Residents or temporary residents of the U.S. who seek to fly to OR transit through Canada by air must apply for an eTA unless they have a valid visa for entry to Canada or are required to obtain a visa.

For additional information or to apply for an eTA, you may visit the Government of Canada website:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp
Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions.