Foreign nationals from approved countries may choose to renew their Canadian eTA for one of two reasons:
- Canadian eTA expired: The eTA Canada was authorized more than 5 years after it was issued.
- Expired passport: The eTA Canada was still valid for five years, but the foreign citizen's passport had expired or was due to expire within this time period.
- Renounced citizenship: The foreign citizen now possesses a new passport from a different country and has renounced the citizenship for which the eTA Canada was granted.
Under each of the aforementioned scenarios, the recommended method for eligible foreign passport holders to regain entry into Canada undergoes a slight adjustment.
Canada eTA Expires While Passport Is Still Valid
If the passport is still valid, then the tourist can submit a fresh eTA application with it. The eTA Canada, on the other hand, is electronically connected to a citizen's passport.
If the passport has a significant length of validity remaining, the individual should renew the passport before applying for an eTA Canada extension. After receiving your new valid passport, you must apply for a new eTA in Canada.
Passport expires while Canada eTA is still valid
Citizens whose passports expired during the 5-year term for which eTA Canada was initially approved need to obtain a new passport first.
Citizens whose passports are about to expire before the eTA Canada's 5-year validity period ends may wish to renew their passports early.
It is not necessary to wait till your existing passport expires. Given how time-consuming passport issuing is in most countries, it is best to obtain a new passport from your country's authorities many months before the current passport's expiration date.
Passport associated with Canada eTA canceled due to citizenship renunciation
Citizens who have been given a new nationality and have a passport other than the one used to apply for their initial eTA will need to apply for a new Canadian eVisa.
If the foreign individual had to renounce their nationality to obtain their new citizenship, the previous passport connected with their eTA Canada would no longer be valid.
If the citizen's previous passport has become void, a new authorization should be granted by presenting the current passport. Passport holders, in this circumstance, should check the Canadian eTA eligible citizens list for their new nationality.