Canada to introduce travel authorisation fee from 2016

Canada to introduce travel authorisation fee from 2016

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A fee of C$7 is being imposed with the introduction of electronic approval to enter Canada from 2016.

The electronic travel authorisation (eTA) becomes mandatory from March 15, 2016 and will be valid for five years.

Under Canada’s eTA program, citizens from countries other than the United States, who do not need a visa to enter Canada, will need to obtain an online authorisation before flying to Canada, unless otherwise exempted,” the Canadian Travel Commission said.

“This new entry requirement is not mandatory until March 15, 2016.

“However, beginning on August 1, 2015, eligible travellers will have the opportunity to go online and apply for their eTA.

“The earlier travellers get their eTA, the sooner they will benefit from knowing they have been pre-screened to enter Canada.”

The electronic system is being introduced by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

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