Assistance in obtaining an AVE for travel or transit in Canada

Electronic Travel Authorization 🇨🇦

Since November 2016, an electronic authorisation must be obtained before any air travel to Canada. Similar to theAmerican ESTA, this authorisation is called AVE (French version of " Electronic Travel Authorization"). It only involves arrival by air, including transit. There is no need to print it out in advance: verification that it has been obtained is done by comparing the passport number.

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Please apply for an EVP before to confirm your stay in Canada, in order to avoid any delay or refusal.

The advantages of the AVE for Canada

Obtaining the AVE Canada
within 72 hours for urgent departures

  • AVE valid for up to 5 years
  • Multiple stays up to 180 days
  • 100% onlineprocess
  • Official document from the authorities

If your AVE is granted, it establishes that you are eligible to travel, but does not establish that you are eligible to enter Canada under the Visa Waiver Program. When you arrive in Canada, you will be interviewed by a border protection officer at a port of entry who may determine whether you are inadmissible under the Visa Waiver Program or for any reason under Canadian law.

Leaving Canada to enter the USA and then returning to Canada does not reset the 180-day stay period. You must travel with the passport registered on the EVP. In the event of a refusal, we will refund the full fee, including consular fees.

The AVE is not a visa.
It does not allow you to find work, settle in Canada to live, or any other activity that Canadian immigration would find improper. It allows you to travel to Canada for visa exemption, if your situation allows it.

Permitted reasons for stay




AVE Tariff

35 € / person
including 7 CA$ of consular fees

Eligible nationalities

Visa-exempt nationalities

🇩🇪 Germany
🇦🇩 Andorra
🇦🇬 Antigua and B.
🇦🇷 Argentina
🇦🇹 Austria
🇦🇺 Australia
🇧🇸 Bahamas
🇧🇧 Barbados
🇧🇪 Belgium
🇧🇳 Brunei
🇧🇬 Bulgaria
🇨🇾 Cyprus

🇨🇷 Costa Rica
🇭🇷 Croatia
🇩🇰 Denmark
🇪🇸 Estonia
🇪🇪 Estonia
🇺🇸 United States
🇫🇮 Finland
🇫🇷 France
🇬🇷 Greece
🇭🇰 Hong Kong
🇮🇸 Iceland

🇮🇱 Israel
🇮🇹 Italy
🇯🇵 Japan
🇱🇻 Latvia
🇱🇮 Liechtenstein
🇱🇹 Lithuania
🇱🇺 Luxembourg
🇲🇹 Malta
🇲🇦 Morocco
🇲🇽 Mexico
🇲🇨 Monaco

🇳🇿 New Zealand
🇳🇴 Norway
🇵🇬 Papua New Guinea
🇳🇱 Netherlands
🇵🇦 Panama
🇵🇭 Philippines
🇵🇱 Poland
🇵🇹 Portugal
🇨🇿 Czech Republic
🇷🇴 Romania
🇬🇧 United Kingdom
🇰🇳 Saint Kitts and Nevis

🇸🇲 San Marino
🇻🇨 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
🇼🇸 Samoa
🇸🇨 Seychelles
🇸🇬 Singapore
🇸🇰 Slovakia
🇸🇮 Slovenia
🇸🇧 Solomon Islands
🇸🇪 Sweden
🇨🇭 Switzerland
🇹🇼 Taiwan
🇹🇭 Thailand
🇹🇹 Trinidad and T.
🇺🇾 Uruguay
🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates
🇻🇦 Vatican City

Nationalities also eligible

These nationalities, who normally require a visa, can apply for an eTA (or AVE) if they hold a valid non-immigrant U.S. visa, or have held a Canadian visa within the last 10 years when arriving by air. They can only enter Canada by land or sea if they are in possession of a valid visa.

🇦🇬 Antigua and Barbuda
🇦🇷 Argentina
🇧🇷 Brazil

🇨🇷 Costa Rica
🇸🇨 Seychelles Islands
🇲🇦 Morocco

🇵🇦 Panama
🇵🇭 Philippines
🇰🇳 Saint-Christophe & N.

🇱🇨 Saint Lucia
🇻🇨 Saint Vincent & G.
🇹🇭 Thailand

🇹🇹 Trinidad and Tobago
🇺🇾 Uruguay

When should I reapply for an eTA in Canada?

  • I have lost or changed my passport, and even if an AVE is still valid on the previous passport
  • I am travelling on a passport other than the one on which I obtained my AVE
  • I change my name, my gender, or my overall situation is significantly altered (refugee, stateless, etc.)
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Normal treatment

Authorities issue documents without significant delay

The AVE Canada in brief

Format Electronics only
Arrival Air only
Number of entries Unlimited
Time to obtain 72 hours
Length of stay 0 to 180 days
Validity 5 years
Consular fees $ 7 CAD

For travel to Canada, an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) is required. The ETA is valid for five years and allows you to stay in Canada for 180 days. It is important to note that theETA is not a visa, this electronic travel authorization allows you to travel to Canada, but it does not allow you to enter Canada.

Electronic travel authorization is available online for a total of 35 €. TheAVE for Canada must be for one of the following reasons: tourism, business or transit. The AVE for Canada is eligible at all ports of entry. What's more, the airline will ask you for your AVE as soon as you board. Without it, it will be impossible to enter Canada. We advise you to apply for an AVE at least 48 hours before your arrival in Canada.

When to go to Canada?

It is advisable to visit Canada in summer or early spring. From September onwards, the tourist influence decreases, so prices are lower than in the high season.

Places to visit in Canada

Lynn Canyon Park is a 1.9km trail located in the North Vancouver district of British Columbia. On your walk, cross the Lynn Canyon Bridge which overlooks the canyon from a height of 50m.

If you're visiting New Brunswick, don't miss the Bay of Fundy, a unique landscape with the highest tides in the world. Located on the North Saskatchewan River in western Alberta, Canada, Lake Abraham offers original winter sculptures.

The Icefields Parkway or Highway 93 passes through Banffet National Park and Jasper National Park. Along the way, you will see many lakes, glaciers, cliffs... Located in Alberta's Banff National Park, Lake Louise offers a unique view of emerald water surrounded by fir-covered mountains.

Practical information

  • Official country name: Canada
  • Location: North America
  • Capital: Ottawa
  • Area: 9.985 million km2
  • Language: English, French
  • Currency: Canadian dollar
  • Climate: Continental and sub-arctic
  • Time zone: UTC - 3:30 to -8:00

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