Applying for a Canada visa can get expensive, especially if you encounter a lot of confusion that may cost you some money. As Canada’s visa policy indicated, 54 nationalities do not need a visa to travel to Canada, where one of these countries is Germany. Here is a list of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) for Germans in applying for a Canada visa.
If there’s no visa needed to enter Canada, then what should I have instead?
What you need to have as a German traveling to Canada is Kanada ETA. The ETA or the Electronic Travel Authorization is an automated system that permits travelers from the 54 nationalities, including Germans, to enter Canada without having a visa.
How long is the duration of my ETA?
Upon entering Canada, you have a span of 180 days to spent per entry. The Kanada ETA has a multiple entry policy within five years after issuance or until your passport expires.
What do I need when applying for Kanada ETA?
Before jumping into fill in the application form online, you must make sure you meet the requirements, which is not that hard to accomplish. Here are the things that you need:
- Passport – with validity for at least another six months from your arrival date in Canada
- E-mail address – although your Kanada ETA is electronically linked to your passport, the copy of the authorization will be sent via e-mail in PDF format
- Means of payment – for transaction fees
Does it take long to apply for ETA?
It will only take 15-20 minutes to complete the application form for as long as you have all the requirements already.
Does having a Kanada ETA guarantees my entry to Canada?
Your Kanada ETA is necessary upon entering Canada, but it does not necessarily provide an automated authorization as you must pass the Immigration checkpoint. Note that upon arriving in Canada, you must undergo an inspection by an Immigration officer who will determine whether you are admissible to Canada or not.
Traveling to Canada is one of the best ways to relax, but it might get sabotaged if you fail to understand the requirements and immigration policies. However, these regulations are reasonable and very tolerable, even for a German citizen like you.