Canadian Immigration Lawyer: How to Immigrate to Canada

 

Would you like to have permanent residence in Canada? The Canada PR process requires determining your eligibility for permanent residence, meeting requirements, and completing the PR application. If you are interested in Canadian permanent residence, read ahead to learn more. Then fill out our free immigration assessment form and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility and options.

Canadian Immigration Lawyer: How to Immigrate to Canada

 

Would you like to have permanent residence in Canada? The Canada PR process requires determining your eligibility for permanent residence, meeting requirements, and completing the PR application. If you are interested in Canadian permanent residence, read ahead to learn more. Then fill out our free immigration assessment form and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility and options.

Canada Electronic Visa 2021

There are people from countries that have a good relationship with Canada and therefore do not require a visa to enter Canada. These people might not need the visa, but they will need some sort of document that they are approved and admissible to Canada. This is the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) document.

What is the Canada eTA?

The Electronic Travel Authorization Canada is a travel document for people from countries that do not need a visa. It is a fast authorization to enter Canada and allows you to board a flight or other means of travelling. It is used instead of the Canada Visitor Visa, so it serves the same purpose.

With the eTA, you can enter Canada and visit family or friends, or just travel around. You are allowed to stay for a short period of time, usually 6 months or less. You are not allowed to try to stay permanently or apply for a Canadian citizenship. You are also not allowed to apply for any Canadian issued documents or claim Canadian benefits such as health benefits.

The eTA is a much faster version of the visa and it does not require as many documents as a visa does. So, if you qualify for the eTA, you cannot apply for a visa if you are using it for the purpose of just travelling. You will need a visa if you want to work, study, or stay permanently in Canada.

Be sure to visit our page on the most recent news updates on Canada’s Express Entry Program including the latest draws, eligibility, process, rules, and requirements. For each Express Entry draw, a minimum CRS Score is reported along with how many people are invited to apply.

What are the Requirements for the eTA Canada?

In order to be eligible for the eTA in Canada, you must meet a few criteria, such as:

  • You must be from one of the countries listed above.
  • You must be at least 18 years old and if you are less than 18 years old, a parent or guardian must apply on your behalf.
  • You must have enough funds to cover you stay in Canada.
  • You must not have been convicted of any crimes and must not have a criminal record.
  • You must have a valid passport issued from your government.
  • You must be healthy and without any dangerous medical problems which might make you seek medical treatment in Canada that you cannot afford. If you will be seeking medical treatment in Canada, you must state that and prove you have enough funds to cover your hospital visits and treatment.
  • You must intend to return to your home country and have strong ties to your home country;
  • You must not intend to study or work in Canada.

What Are the Canada eTA Fees?

Once you submit the application with the information required, you will be taken to a site to make your payment of the eTA. Each eTA costs CAD$7, so you will have to pay this fee before you submit your application. If you refuse to pay the fee, the application will not be processed from the Canadian Consulate.

Once you submit the fee, you will receive an email confirmation that your application was received and is being processed.

How to Complete a Canada eTA Application?

In order to apply for the eTA, you must meet the eligibility criteria and requirements. The application is easy and fast, and you will only need these documents:

  • A valid passport issued by one of the countries mentioned above.
  • A valid e-mail address.
  • A debit, pre-paid card, or credit card issued by:
    • Visa, Mastercard, American Express.
    • Union Pay.
    • JCB Card.
    • Interac.

Starting the eTA application

If you have these documents, then you can start the application process by going to this link. This is the official Government of Canada website and the only place where you can apply for an eTA. If you are given other instructions or a different website to apply for an eTA, you should not follow it because someone might be trying to deceive you.

When you go to this link, you will then have to put the following information on the different fields:

  • Details whether you are applying for yourself or someone else;
  • If you are applying on behalf of someone else, you must put in your personal information;
  • The travel document with which you are applying for the eTA and the details on it such as:
    • Country that has issued it;
    • The number of that document (passport number);
    • Date when it was issued and date of expiry;
  • Other personal information such as:
    • Your first and last name;
    • Gender;
    • Date of birth;
    • Nationality;
    • Marital status;
  • Details of any previous visits in Canada or if you have ever had a visa;
  • Employment information;
  • Contact information (e-mail address);
  • Residential address;
  • Travel information such as:
    • Dates of travel to Canada;
    • Flight number (if you have already booked your travel);
  • Background questions such as:
    • Previous refused applications for a visa in Canada;
    • Criminal history;
    • Medical history;
  • Consent and declaration (date and signature).

You must make sure that you put in the right passport number and information. If you put the wrong details about your travel document, then you will not be able to board your flight even if your eTA was approved. You will have to start the application procedure again, pay the fee, and wait for processing.

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The first step towards moving to Canada is to get an assessment of your specific situation. Call us today at +1.647.362.5312 for an assessment to see if you are eligible to move to Canada, or fill out our online assessment form.

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