According to a report, the Canadian administration has proclaimed delaying the implementation of the latest eTA arrangement for the outsiders who enjoy immunity from the requirement to receive a TRV, prior to gaining admission into the nation. The eTA was listed to come into force from March 15, 2016.

Eta Arrangement

It is basically an electronic travel approval method to travel or fly through the Maple Leaf Country for the overseas people. It was set to come into force for the outsiders, who required a TRV for gaining admission into the nation from March, 15 2016.

Though it is mandatory for the visa-exempt aliens to possess an eTA for flying or movement through the nation, exceptions to this rule include the nationals of the US, and the visitors possessing a legitimate Canada Visa.

Citizens of the Canada and dual citizens, besides also those with the Permanent Residence (PR) status in the nation are not considered to be entitled to submit an application for an eTA.

Latest Rule for eTA

According to the latest rule from March 15, 2016 until fall 2016, visitors not having an eTA can still make a trip, in case they have every needed compulsory travel papers, and this comprises a legally binding passport.

For the duration of this time, the border services officers of Canada have the right to permit tourists landing minus any eTA to arrive in the country, if they cater to every other requirement for entering the country. Allegedly, it simply signifies that the visitor protocol effective until at this time continues to remain in force till the time the eTA becomes obligatory.

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is still to offer the precise date for the complete implementation of the procedure. For the meantime, no reason has been given for the rescheduling. Until now, all visa-exempt foreigners--keen to gain admission in the nation--are not thoroughly screened for getting admissibility until they arrive at any specific port of entry of the nation.

The procedure is roughly comparable to the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) in force in the US. There will be a requirement for Canada pre-arrival process only for TRV exempt individuals, eager to gain admission in the country, via air for making a trip on an impermanent basis. For the object of processing, there is a charge of 7 Canadian Dollars.

The eTA is legally binding for a period of 5 years from the date it’s offered, or until the earliest of these specific days:

The particular day on which the eTA is revoked, or

The particular day on which the candidate’s passport or other travel paper expires, or

The specific day on which a fresh eTA is given to the aspirant.


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