Many people think of traveling to Canada as something difficult to do. And partly there is some truth to this. A country with magnificent nature, a developed economy, and one of the highest living standards are in no hurry to let guests in.
It’s almost impossible to legally enter Canada without a visa. The flow of illegal migration to this country in recent decades is too high. However, there is one easy way to get a Canadian visa for Chilean citizens and other countries.
So, for example, travelers who do not need a visa to enter Canada and who intend to arrive in Canada by air, can apply for electronic permission eTA (electronic Travel Authorization).
Terms for applying for an electronic visa to Canada
Electronic Travel Authorization is a document that allows a traveler to visit such a wonderful place as Canada, while easily traveling through the territory of this country.
To obtain electronic permission to cross the Canadian border, you need to provide the Government of Canada with personal information about you, your profession, and information about your health status.
The eTA electronic visa is issued within 72 hours from the moment of filling out the online application and will be sent by e-mail to the applicant. However, practice shows that in most of the cases, Canadian eTA is issued within 30 minutes after filling out the application.
It is important to be aware that obtaining an electronic visa does not guarantee entry into Canada. The final decision will be made by an immigration officer on the Canadian border, where you will have to confirm your travel goals and intention to return to your country of permanent residence.
If a border officer doubts the true reason for your trip, you may be denied entry to Canada.
Types of eTA
Before applying online for an electronic visa authorization in Canada, you need to decide on a visit to this North American country. Already on this basis, you need to choose the type of visa you need:
• Tourist visa. In this case, we are talking about visiting tourist places and attractions, as well as taking part in various cultural festivals and holidays. This type of visa is the easiest and most guaranteed is approved by the Government of Canada.
• Business visa. If your goal is to build your own business in Canada or if you want to meet with your colleagues here, then a business visa is your choice.
• Transit visa. This type of visa is suitable for you if you are traveling through this country in transit (for example, you need to transfer from one flight to another).
Have you made up your mind to visit Canada? Then it is best for you to familiarize yourself with the list of the most interesting places to visit. We are sure that even if you visit this famous country for business purposes, you will still find a couple of hours to explore its beauties!
Best places to visit in Canada
Canada is diverse, unique, and spectacular! There is something to see even the most demanding traveler:
Art lovers will especially appreciate the famous Vancouver Art Gallery, which appeared in 1931. In the city, there are many museums, exhibitions, impressive architectural monuments. Sports facilities built for the 2010 Winter Olympics are also interesting for tourists. And it’s just nice to walk around the center of Vancouver, where modern houses coexist with old buildings. You must agree that such a combination always has its own charm.
• Niagara Falls
Who did not hear the name “Niagara” known all over the world? To be precise, we are talking about a complex of waterfalls on the Niagara River. It separates the US state of New York from the Canadian province of Ontario. This noisy water system includes Horseshoe Falls, sometimes also called Canadian Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls.
A resort in British Columbia that is visited by millions of tourists every year to go skiing and snowboarding. Whistler hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics. Here you can meet brown bears, who are already used to the constant neighborhood of people and even learned to open the doors of cars. So you should always be on your guard!