Los Angeles, California, 1st March 2024, Whatever your reason for visiting Canada, keep in mind that Finnish citizens must obtain a visa or a visa waiver to enter the country legally. Finnish citizens, like many other nationalities, do not need a visa to visit Canada temporarily. In 2016, the Canadian government launched the Canadian eTA specifically for Finnish nationals to eliminate the need for applicants to physically visit an embassy. Finnish citizens must apply for a Canada eTA visa for short-term travel to Canada for pleasure, business, transit, or medical care. This is because Finnish citizens are exempt from visa requirements. A valid multiple entry travel authorization for Canada allows for a total stay of up to 6 months with each entry. Once your Canadian electronic Permit has been issued, it will automatically be ‘linked’ to your Finnish passport. The good thing about the new Canadian eTA is that it is valid for five years (or until your passport expires, whichever comes first). The process of obtaining a Canadian eTA takes less than 30 minutes online, so there is no need to visit an embassy or meet in person. Travelers can have their visa waiver approved in minutes.


  • A valid Finnish bio-metric passport – All travelers who want to get a Canadian eTA must have a bio-metric and machine-readable passport, since the visa is electronically linked to the traveler’s passport. It is also recommended to have at least 6 months of validity in your passport.

  • Personal information – While filling out the application, all travelers will need to provide information that pertains to their passport, personal information (address, contact information), employment, and travel details/itinerary.

  • A valid form of payment – Travelers will need a valid form of payment, such as a debit or credit card, to pay the eTA application fees.

  • E-mail address– while the Canada ETA is electronically linked to your passport, you will obtain a copy of the authorization via e-mail in PDF format. It’s recommended to print one physical copy out just in case you need it.


The Canadian eTA is a digital visa waiver program that allows German citizens to visit Canada. More than 50 countries, including Germany, can use this streamlined procedure to obtain travel authorization to Canada instead of the time-consuming process of applying for a traditional visa at an embassy. The Canadian Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) was introduced in 2015 and has a validity period of five years. The Canadian eTA for Germans is valid in Canada for a wide range of purposes, including tourism, business, and travel. It allows German citizens to apply online for a visa to Canada. A valid Canadian eTA allows you to stay in Canada for up to 180 days per entry. Since the Canadian eTA is a multiple-entry document, travelers from Germany can use it to enter and exit Canada as often as they like, as long as it is within the period of validity of the Canadian eTA. Thanks to a recent initiative by the Canadian government, it’s now easier than ever to obtain a visa waiver to visit Canada via the online eTA application, eliminating the hassle of applying for a visa in person at a Canadian diplomatic office.


  • Passport: All German citizens must have a valid German passport, with at least 6 months’ validity, in order to get a Canadian eTA visa.

  • Email: you will receive your document by email. So, provide a valid email. When you get your ETA, you are not required to have a physical copy of you, but if you want, you can still print one out.

  • Payment: You can use a debit or credit card, to pay for the eTA application fees.


Depending on the type of visa you applied for and how you applied, there are various methods for checking your application status online. Here are some steps to follow:

  • You can use the Application Status Tracker to check the status of your Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Program, Federal Skilled Worker, or Federal Skilled Trades visa application. If this is your first time using the application status tracker, you will need to create a new account.

  • You can use the Client Application Status tool to check the status of your Citizenship visa, Permanent Resident Card (PR Card), or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) application. To register, you will need your unique client identifier (UCI or client ID), application number, first and last name, date of birth, and place of birth.


Visitors who cross the border or arrive by sea are ineligible for an eTA but may be required to obtain a visa or other travel documents. In 2015, Canada’s Border Control implemented the new electronic travel authorization, or eTA, to more efficiently screen international visitors and determine their eligibility to enter the country prior to their journey. Taiwan is one of fifty countries whose residents do not need a visa to enter Canada under this program, which means Taiwanese citizens can apply for the eTA rather than a visa. Taiwanese nationals traveling to Canada can only obtain an online Canada Electronic Travel Authorization. The eTA allows multiple entries for tourist, business or transit purposes with a maximum stay of 6 months each. It is valid for 5 years or until the expiry date of the associated passport, whichever comes first. Once approved, the eTA is electronically linked to the traveler’s passport. Travelers wishing to travel to Canada for other reasons such as study or work should contact the nearest Canadian embassy or consulate for more information. Travelers from Taiwan who qualify for the eTA must fill out the simple online application form and provide some basic personal information.


  • A valid travel document or passport with validity of minimum of six months starting from the date of your arrival.

  • A valid email address, to receive the Canada eTA in their inbox.

  • A valid credit or debit card or PayPal account to pay for the Canada eTA.


A visa indicates that the Canadian embassy or consulate in your home country has determined that you meet the entry requirements. Some countries’ citizens can apply for a visa to Canada online, but everyone else must do so in person. Visitors to Canada who stay for more than six months must obtain an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) starting in August 2015. Most nationals do not require a visa to visit Canada as tourists for less than 180 days. The Canadian Tourist Visa, also known as the Canadian Visitor Visa or the Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), allows you to visit Canada solely for sightseeing purposes. Alternatively, they can apply and receive an eTA for Canada online. Your Canadian tourist visa will usually attach to your passport (or a valid travel document). This document confirms that you meet the minimum requirements to legally enter Canada. In addition, citizens of certain countries can also apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to travel to Canada. eTA is a new entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals wishing to travel to Canada by air. Single-entry and multiple-entry visas are the two types of Canada visas available in Canada. Canada Visa Online is a visa waiver document that allows qualified foreign citizens of various countries (visa-free) to visit Canada without first obtaining a visa from a Canadian Embassy.

Types of Canada Visa

  • Temporary resident visa

  • Study permit

  • Work permit

  • Permanent resident travel document

What Are the Documents Necessary for a Canada Visa?

The following documents are necessary:

  • Your valid ID cards.

  • A Valid passport with minimum two blank pages

  • A Proper application for a Canada visa.

  • A receipt for Canada visa payments.

  • Proof of clean criminal record.

  • A medical examination certifying excellent health.

  • Photographs meeting the criteria for submitting photographs for a Canada visa.

  • Proof of financial standing

  • Proof that you will return home after your Canadian visa expires.

  • Documents proving your identity and marital status.

  • A letter explaining why you are visiting Canada.

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