The cost of the eTA Canada is £29.95 per person. This is a total amount, including all consular fees, service fees and taxes. Applying for an eTA can easily be done online with the online application form at

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Safe and secure online payment of the eTA Canada application

Payment for your eTA Canada application can easily be done through any of the available internationally accepted payment methods. Transaction costs in addition to the amount total of the complete service fee may apply, and vary according to the way you choose to make your payment. You can pay with a credit card issued by Mastercard, Visa, American Express, with Apple Pay or Google Pay, or using PayPal or Trustly.

You can pay the eTA Canada fee of £29.95 per person safely and securely using any of the following payment methods:

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What are the costs for an eTA application?

With one and the same eTA you can travel to Canada for business, tourist visits, or a Canadian airport transit. Your official travel purpose will not influence the cost for the application.

The total cost for an eTA application consists of a number of partial costs. The Canadian immigration service charges a fee to process your application, referred to as the consular costs. In addition, charges a fee to check and process your application, as well as to provide you with 24/7 assistance for your application.

The amount total for a standard eTA application is fixed at £29.95 per traveller, in spite of any currency fluctuations with the Canadian dollar (CAD). This amount consists of 7 CAD in consular fees and, at the current exchange rate, a service fee of £25.85 for applicants in the UK. Only for optional additional services such as urgent delivery or compensation of expected CO₂ emissions for your travel, a separate surcharge applies.

eTA Canada: average delivery time

How long does it take before I receive the eTA Canada?
If you apply for an eTA without checking the box for urgent delivery in the online application form, you can on average expect a delivery time of 3 days. If this can be expected to take too long in relation to your outbound travel date, you can simply check this box. For an urgent application an additional service fee of £17.50 per individual eTA application applies. In the event of an urgent application, the eTA is in most cases and on average issued in 45 minutes.
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Estimate delivery times

The average delivery time for the eTA Canada, as applied for through this website, is the estimated processing time from the moment you have paid the application costs. This is done after filling out the application form. Following successful payment, your application is checked for common errors. If an error is detected, one of the visa specialists with will contact you as soon as possible to correct it in time. If this checks out, your application information is forwarded to the Canadian immigration service for assessment of your application.

You will receive an email as well as an SMS text message as soon as your eTA is issued. On your personal status page for the application you can download the eTA approval confirmation. From this moment, it is already possible to proceed with check-in for your flight to Canada. You do not even need to open, download, or print the eTA confirmation file for this. The average processing time from the moment of payment to receiving an approved eTA is 3 days. Urgent applications are on average processed in 45 minutes, even when making your payment outside of office hours, on the weekend or on a bank holiday.

No maximum delivery time guarantees

Please note that only an average handling time for processing of the eTA Canada applications can be indicated. No maximum delivery time can be guaranteed, as there are multiple factors in the processing of such applications which may cause a delay. Thorough sample checking may occur at times, in which case the application nearly always remains pending for a number of days. Including in the event of an urgent application. Sometimes the immigration service might also request additional documentation to process the application. This might happen if you have at one point lived in Canada as an official resident of the country, but no longer hold a valid Canadian residence permit or Canadian identity document. It is important to note that cannot expedite eTA processing by the immigration service in any way, not even in the event of an urgent application.

In addition, any technical issues which may occur, as well as (preventative) maintenance works on the immigration service’s technical systems or those of, preclude any maximum delivery time guarantees.

Please apply for your eTA on time

Because maximum delivery times cannot be guaranteed, please apply for your eTA as soon as you have decided to travel to Canada. At this stage, there is no need yet for you to have already made your travel arrangements. As the eTA is valid for five years, you can still decide when to travel to Canada after submitting your application. This way you needn’t worry about delivery times and you can save yourself the surcharge for an urgent delivery.

In the event you plant to travel within 5 days, can only process your application if you select the option for urgent delivery. The urgent application surcharge of £17.50 for each traveller will automatically be added to the total costs for a standard eTA Canada application, which is at £29.95. is a commercial and professional visa agency, and supports travellers in obtaining, among others, the eTA Canada. acts as an intermediary and is in no way part of any government. You can also apply for an eTA directly with the immigration service (7 CAD per eTA, via However, not with our level of support. If you submit your application via, our support centre is available to you 24/7. We also check your application before submitting it to the immigration authorities on your behalf. If we suspect any errors or omissions while doing so, we will personally contact you to ensure that your application can still be processed quickly and correctly. To use our services, you pay us 7 CAD in consular fees, which we pay to the immigration service on your behalf, as well as £25.85 in service fees as compensation for our services, including VAT. Our services have saved many travellers from major problems during their trip. Should an application be rejected despite our support and verification, we will refund the full purchase price (unless an application for a previous eTA Canada was rejected for the same traveller). Read more about our services here.