Autorisation de voyage électronique pour le Canada (AVE) pour le

Electronic system for travel or transit through Canada 🇨🇦

Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)

Since November 2016, an electronic authorization must be obtained before any air travel to Canada. Similar to the American ESTA, this authorization 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.

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 eTA Canada
within 72 hours
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.
Warning! Important, Covid-19 vaccine required to travel to Canada.
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

79 € / person including consular fees

Eligible nationalities

🇩🇪 Allemagne
🇦🇩 Andorre
🇦🇮 Anguilla
🇦🇺 Australie
🇦🇹 Autriche
🇧🇸 Bahamas
🇧🇧 Barbade
🇧🇪 Belgique
🇧🇲 Bermudes
🇧🇳 Brunéi Darussalam
🇧🇬 Bulgarie
🇨🇱 Chili
🇨🇾 Chypre
🇭🇷 Croatie
🇩🇰 Danemark
🇦🇪 Émirats arabes unis

🇪🇸 Espagne
🇪🇪 Estonie
🇫🇮 Finlande
🇫🇷 France
🇬🇮 Gibraltar
🇬🇷 Grèce
🇭🇰 Hong-Kong (RAS)
🇭🇺 Hongrie
🇵🇳 Île Pitcairn
🇰🇾 Îles Caïmans
🇫🇰 Îles Falkland (Malvinas)
🇸🇧 Îles Salomon
🇹🇨 Îles Turks et Caicos
🇻🇬 Îles Vierges britanniques
🇮🇪 Irlande
🇮🇸 Islande

🇮🇱 Israël
🇮🇹 Italie
🇯🇵 Japon
🇱🇻 Lettonie
🇱🇮 Liechtenstein
🇱🇹 Lituanie
🇱🇺 Luxembourg
🇲🇹 Malte
🇲🇽 Mexique
🇲🇨 Monaco
🇲🇸 Montserrat
🇳🇴 Norvège
🇳🇿 Nouvelle-Zélande
🇵🇬 Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée
🇳🇱 Pays-Bas
🇵🇱 Pologne

🇵🇹 Portugal
🇰🇷 République de Corée
🇨🇿 République tchèque
🇷🇴 Roumanie
🇬🇧 Royaume-Uni
🇸🇲 Saint-Marin
🇸🇭 Sainte-Hélène
🇼🇸 Samoa
🇸🇬 Singapour
🇸🇰 Slovaquie
🇸🇮 Slovénie
🇸🇪 Suède
🇨🇭 Suisse
🇹🇼 Taïwan
🇺🇸 USA
🇻🇦 Vatican

When should I reapply for an eTA in Canada?

In summary

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 the ETA is not a visa, this electronic travel authorization allows you to travel to Canada, but it does not allow you to enter Canada.


The Electronic Travel Authorization is done online. the ETA for Canada must be for one of the following travel purposes: tourism, business or transit.


The AVE for Canada is eligible at all points of entry. In addition, you will be asked for an AVE by the airline upon boarding, without which it will be impossible to enter Canada. We advise you to apply for the AVE at least three days before your departure to 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

Time in Canada


  • Safety : In Canada, crime is almost non-existent. Canada is a safe destination, but it is important to be careful.
  • Health : No vaccinations are compulsory, however it is essential to be up to date with your universal vaccinations. More information on Vaccin-Voyage.
AVE form for Canada