If you apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) for Canada twice, it may cause confusion and probable processing problems. Here are some possible outcomes:
- Delayed Processing: Multiple eTA applications for the same person may result in processing delays. Both applications may need to be reviewed by immigration officials, which may lengthen the entire processing time.
- Rejection or Refusal: Duplicate applications may be detected as numerous submissions, and both applications may be denied or refused as a result. Multiple applications for the same individual are typically regarded as superfluous and may be interpreted as an effort to game the system or present contradictory facts.
- Loss of Application Fees: A processing charge is required for each eTA application. You may have to pay several fees if you submit multiple applications. If the duplicate applications are rejected or denied, you may not be entitled to a return of your expenses.
If you discover that you have submitted several eTA applications, you should notify Canadian Immigration Services as soon as possible. We can advise you on how to continue and whether you need to take any corrective action.
To prevent difficulties, make sure you just submit one application and double-check all the information before submitting it. If you need to amend or alter your eTA application, you should follow the guidelines provided by the immigration authorities or contact us directly for assistance.
Remember to keep a record of your Canada eTA application reference number and any communication with the Canadian Immigration Services for future reference and clarification if needed.