eTA Canada Visa for Citizens of Sweden

eTA for Swedish citizens

eTA Eligibility

  • Swedish citizens can apply for Canada eTA
  • Sweden was a launch member of the Canada eTA program
  • Swedish citizens enjoy fast entry using the Canada eTA program

Other eTA Requirements

  • Swedish citizens can apply for eTA online
  • Canada eTA is valid for arrival by air only
  • Canada eTA is for short tourist, business, transit visits
  • You must be over 18 to apply for eTA otherwise require a parent/guardian

Canada eTA from Sweden

Swedish citizens are required to apply for a Canada eTA visa to enter Canada for visits upto 90 days for tourism, business, transit or medical purposes. Canada eTA from Sweden is not optional, but a mandatory requirement for all Swedish citizens traveling to the country for short stays. Before travelling to Canada, a traveller needs to ensure that the validity of the passport is at least three months past the expected departure date.

The eTA Canada Visa is being implemented in order to improve border security. The Canada eTA program was approved in 2012, and took 4 years to develop. The eTA program was introduced in 2016 to screen travelers arriving from overseas as a response to the global increase in terrorist activities.

How can I apply for Canada eTA from Sweden?

The Canada Visa for Swedish citizens comprises an online application form that can be completed in as little as five (5) minutes. It is necessary for applicants to enter information on their passport page, personal details, their contact details, like email and address, and employment details. Applicant must be in good health and should not have a criminal history.

After you have paid the fees, the eTA application processing commences. Canada eTA is delivered via email. If additional documentation is required, the the applicant will be contact prior to approval of Canada eTA.

Canada Electronic Travel Authority requirements for Swedish citizens

To enter Canada, Swedish citizens will require a valid travel document or passport in order to apply for Canada eTA. Swedish citizens who have a passport of an additional nationality need to make sure they apply with the same passport that they will travel with, as the Canada eTA will be associated with the passport that was mentioned at the time of application. There is no need to print or present any documents at the airport, as the eTA is stored electronically against the passport in the Canada Immigration system.

Applicants will also require a valid credit or debit card or PayPal account to pay for the Canada eTA. Swedish citizens are also required to provide a valid email address, to receive the Canada eTA in their inbox. It will be your responsibility to carefully double-check all the data entered so there are no issues with the Canada Electronic Travel Authority (eTA), otherwise you may have to apply for another Canada eTA.

Read about full eTA Canada Visa Requirements

How long can Swedish citizen stay on Canada eTA?

Swedish citizen's departure date must be within 90 days of arrival. Swedish passport holders are required to obtain a Canada Electronic Travel Authority (Canada eTA) even for a short duration of 1 day up to 90 days. If the Swedish citizens intend to stay for a longer duration, then they should apply for a relevant Visa depending on their circumstances. Canada eTA is valid for 5 years. Swedish citizens can enter multiple times during the five (5) year validity of the Canada eTA.

Frequently Asked Questions about eTA Canada Visa

Things to do and places of interest for Swedish Citizens

  • The Murals on Saint Laurent Boulevard, Montreal, Quebec
  • Big Rock Erratic, Okotoks, Alberta
  • World's Largest Beaver Dam, Improvement District No. 24, Alberta
  • Oratoire St. Joseph, Montreal, Québec
  • Watson Lake Sign Post Forest, Watson Lake, Yukon Territory
  • Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, Sudbury, Ontario
  • Standing wave at Habitat '67, Montreal
  • Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre and Museum, Montreal, Québec
  • Fisgard Lighthouse, Colwood, British Columbia
  • The Monkey's Paw, Toronto
  • Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Toronto

Embassy of Sweden


377 Dalhousie Street, Suite 305, K1N 9N8, Ottawa, Canada





Please apply for a Canada eTA 72 hours in advance of your flight.