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 e-Visa.co.uk.

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Safe and secure online payment for the eTA Canada

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 service fee may apply, and vary depending on the way you 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 easily and securely pay the cost of the eTA Canada at £29.95 per person online, using any of the following payment methods:

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What is the cost for an eTA application?

With one and the same eTA you can travel to Canada for business, tourist visits, or a transit at a Canadian airport. Your official travel purpose will have no influence on the cost of the application.

The total cost for an eTA application comprises a number of fees. The Canadian immigration service charges a fee to process your application, which are known as the consular costs. In addition, e-Visa.co.uk 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 £25.92 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. Check this box if you are planning to leave earlier than the expected delivery time. For an urgent application an additional service fee of £17.50 per eTA application applies. If you opt for an urgent application, the eTA is on average issued in 45 minutes.
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How the delivery time is calculated

The average delivery time for the eTA Canada is the estimated processing time from the moment you have paid the application cost. This is done after filling in the application form. Following successful payment, your application is checked for common errors. If an error is detected, one of the visa specialists at e-Visa.co.uk will contact you as soon as possible to correct it in time. Once everything is in order, your information is forwarded to the Canadian immigration service for assessment.

You will receive an email as well as an SMS text message as soon as your eTA is issued. You can download the eTA approval confirmation on your personal status page at e-Visa.co.uk. From this moment, you can proceed with checking in for your flight to Canada. You do not need to open, download, or print the eTA confirmation file. 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 eTA Canada delivery times are averages. No maximum delivery time can be guaranteed, as there are multiple factors that could cause a delay. There are times when the Canadian immigration service randomly selects an application for a thorough examination. In this case the application remains pending for a number of days even in the event of an urgent application. The immigration service could also request additional documentation to process the application. This could 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 e-Visa.co.uk 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 on the immigration service’s technical systems or those of e-Visa.co.uk, 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. You do not need to have made your travel arrangements yet at the time you apply for your eTA. As the eTA is valid for five years, you can still decide when to travel to Canada after submitting your application. This way you do not need to worry about delivery times, and you can save yourself the surcharge for an urgent delivery.

If you plan to travel within 5 days, e-Visa.co.uk can only process your application if you select 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 £29.95.

e-Visa.co.uk is a commercial and professional visa agency, and supports travellers in obtaining, among others, the eTA Canada. e-Visa.co.uk 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 onlineservices-servicesenligne.cic.gc.ca). However, not with our level of support. If you submit your application via e-Visa.co.uk, 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 £25.92 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.