Flying To Canada? – New Rules For Green Card Holders
New rules are in effect for green card holders who are flying to Canada. You will now need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) if you plan to travel by air to Canada and you are a green card holder. Those persons who currently hold a Canadian Visa can continue to travel on that visa. This new rule started in November 2016 and will only affect the persons who do not hold a Canadian Visa.
Green Card Holders Take Note
An Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is a new entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals flying to or transiting through Canada. The authorization is electronically linked to your passport and is valid for five years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-facts-en.asp).
If you are a green card holder and you do not own a Canadian Visitor’s visa then please sign up for the eTA before travelling by air to Canada
Find out if you need at eTA here
Please Pay Attention To This
- Canadian permanent residents do not need an eTA to fly to Canada, but they do need to travel with their Canadian permanent resident (PR) card or PR travel document. Otherwise, they may not be able to board their flight to Canada.
- U.S. permanent residents need an eTA to fly to Canada (as well as their U.S. Green Card). They do not need an eTA if entering Canada by land or sea.
- Students and temporary workers from eTA-required countries who received their student or work permit before August 1, 2015, and intend to travel from and return to Canada by air need an eTA.
Get your passport and credit card ready
Use the online form (form cannot be saved)
Pay $7 CAD
Receive email confirmation within 72 hours (Most applications are approved within minutes)
Some persons may be required to submit additional documents before approval
For more information please see video below or visit their website
Disclaimer: information was taken from the Canadian Government’s Website. Please check to see if anything has changed since the writing of this post before travelling.