Can I apply for Canada at 63?

Country info Canada


The passport must be valid for +1 day until departure. The national driving license is not a valid border document.

Entry without a visa

Austrian citizens can stay in Canada for a maximum of 6 months without a visa. However, electronic travel authorization must be applied for prior to travel.

Electronic entry authorization

The "Electronic Travel Authorization" (eTA) must be submitted before departure at
visit-canada / eta.html and costs 7 CAD. The permit is valid for 5 years from the date of issue, provided the passport does not become invalid during this period.

The entry permit application is only available in English and French. Information in German and a guide with an explanation of the individual input fields can be found here.
More info: Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Good to know

  • No travel authorization is required for entry by land or sea. Air travelers, on the other hand, also need a permit for transit via Canada.
  • Upon entry, the actual length of stay is determined based on a survey by the Canadian immigration authorities (e.g. purpose of the trip, financial resources, accommodation, valid passport, etc.) and noted in the passport.

Beware of online fraud: Apply for electronic travel authorization only on the government's official website. There are numerous similar sites on the Internet that charge high fees for the application!

Further information on entering, studying and working in Canada can be found on the website of the Canadian Department of Citizenship and Immigration at