Canada is known as one of the best places to stay or visit in the world. There are so many places to travel to, from the wonderful beauty of Niagara Falls to wide-open spaces in Alberta and many more. Before traveling to Canada, you should be prepared and make sure that you have everything which is required.
One of the most important things that you should not forget is to carry your visa with you before traveling. So, in this article, we will tell you how long you can stay in Canada if you don’t have a visa.
Live in Canada without a visa
You will stay in Canada for six months if your country comes on the eligibility list of that country that doesn’t require a visa to visit Canada.
- British citizen
- British Virgin Island
- Falkland Island (Malvinas)
- Saint Helena
- Pitcairn Island
- Turks and Caicos Island
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- Israel, must have a national Israeli passport
- Republic of Korea
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Solomon Islands
So, what is the way to stay in Canada without having a visa?
If you want to visit Canada legally without a visa requirement you have to apply for an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization).
The full form of eTA is electronic travel authorization. This document shows that you are eligible for the entry eligibility Criteria for Canada and it will be electronically linked to your passport when you apply for this document. Those who are not a citizen of Canada but they have a valid passport from a visa-exempt country then they can apply for an eTA. The validity of your eTA will be five years until the expiry date of your passport.
Ways to apply for an eTA
In order to obtain an electronic travel authorization (eTA), you will need to provide your biographical information along with a Visa or American Express credit card or a MasterCard credit card. The application processing fee is CAD 7 and the acquiescence of eTA is valid for five years until the expiry of your passport.
Rember that you provide a valid email address at the time of application to get a confirmation mail. If you have already submitted an application for the eTA and want to check the status of your eTA application then you have to visit the eTA check status page where you are able to check your application status.
Some places must you should visit in Canada
Do you know Niagara Falls is a group of three waterfalls? The largest fall of the three Falls is Horseshoe Falls which is found on the Canadian side. Rest two falls are American Falls and Bridal Falls which lie within the United States.
If you are planning to travel to Canada then you should visit Niagara Falls where you can enjoy lots of things such as a boat cruise and an aerial view of the falls. There is something for everyone at this location, no matter if you are with family or a solo traveler.
Vancouver Island is located on the southwestern mainland of British Columbia in Canada at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. It extends over 30,000 square kilometers and its length is nearly 500 km. It is known as the largest Island on the North coast of west America. You can explore more than 4000 provincial parks and marine areas here. The climate of Vancouver is different from mainland British Columbia. You can experience Vancouver Island in many ways including kayaking, swimming, and strolling on the beach.
Whistler is located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. Whistler Blackcomb attracts the best skiers in the world.
Whistler is close to lakes for water sports and mountain biking, making it a perfect place for summer sports. You can also enjoy many events in Whistler throughout the year.
You will find here many great restaurants that serve a wide variety of foods in this city from around the world. Subway, Quiznos, and McDonald’s are a few of the fast-food options here if you’re on a tight schedule.
After staying in Canada for over six months, what happens?
You should try and avoid living without a visa for more than six months if possible. Because you may lose your travel authorization if you break the rule and you will not be allowed to use the ETA for future trips. If you want to stay more than six months in Canada, it would be best that you should apply to extend your ETA.
What are the ways to extend your living in Canada if your eTA will expire?
You have to apply to expand your stay in Canada by extending the durability of your eTA. If you prefer to apply by fax, mail, or courier, you can submit your application on a paper form online. However, if you apply online, it will save your time as well as be very fast and IRCC will receive your application instantly.
How times you can visit Canada on an eTA?
Within the durability months of your visa, you can visit Canada as many times as you like as a visitor eTA. There is no expiration date on your ETA or passport, so you can travel until that time.