eTA Canada Visa Requirements

To be eligible to apply for eTA there are a number of requirements, including factors such as your nationality, criminal record and health status. If your application for eTA is refused, then you must apply for a standard Visa to enter Canada instead.

Entry Requirements for Canada

In order to obtain an eTA to visit Canada you must hold a valid passport from a visa exempt country. The United Kingdom is one of the exempt countries, so if you have a British passport you can apply for eTA. Your eTA application is an electronic update to your passport that shows the border authorities that you have been approved to enter the country.
You should check which items are not allowed to be taken into Canada and ensure that you do not travel with a restricted item. You may have your baggage checked when passing through security when you arrive in Canada, as security often check for restricted items.

Prerequisites for eTA Visa Canada

My eTA application was denied. What do I do now?

If you receive an email to say that your application has been denied, you should apply for a standard Canada visa. If you were to resubmit your application with the same information, it will be denied again. If you provide false information to try and get your eTA approved, then you will be permanently ineligible to apply for eTA.
You can check our FAQs for common queries about eTA denied applications.