Denied ETA Application: What to Do Next – Guidance from Falcon Law PC


Receiving a denial for your Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) application to Canada can be disheartening and confusing. However, it’s essential to understand that a denial does not necessarily mean the end of your travel plans. In this legal blog, Falcon Law PC offers valuable guidance on what to do next if your ETA application has been denied. Our experienced immigration lawyers are here to assist you in addressing the denial and exploring alternative options. For personalized legal support, please contact Falcon Law PC at 1-877-892-7778 or via email at

Table of Contents

  1. Understanding the Reasons for Denial
  2. Review and Correct Your Application
  3. Reapplying for an ETA
  4. Exploring Alternative Travel Options
  5. Seeking Legal Assistance
  6. Contact Falcon Law PC

Understanding the Reasons for Denial

When your ETA application is denied, it’s crucial to comprehend why it was rejected. Common reasons for denial include:

  • Incomplete or Incorrect Information: Errors or omissions in your application can lead to a denial.
  • Inadmissibility: If you are considered inadmissible to Canada for reasons such as criminality, health issues, or financial insufficiency, your ETA may be denied.
  • Failure to Meet ETA Criteria: You may not meet the eligibility criteria for an ETA, such as citizenship, valid passport, or the purpose of your visit.
  • Security Concerns: If there are security concerns or suspicions related to your application, it may be denied.

Review and Correct Your Application

After a denial, carefully review your ETA application for any mistakes or missing information. Ensure that all details are accurate, and address any issues identified in the denial notice.

Reapplying for an ETA

If you believe your denial was due to errors or omissions in your initial application, you have the option to reapply. Correct any mistakes and provide complete, accurate information. It’s essential to address the specific reasons for your initial denial.

Exploring Alternative Travel Options

If you are unable to obtain an ETA or believe that your denial was justified, consider alternative travel options:

  • Visitor Visa: Depending on your situation, you may be eligible for a visitor visa. Consult with an immigration lawyer to explore this option.
  • Work or Study Permit: If your travel purpose extends beyond tourism, you might require a work or study permit. An immigration lawyer can guide you through the application process.
  • Temporary Resident Permit (TRP): In exceptional circumstances, a TRP may be issued to individuals otherwise deemed inadmissible. Consulting with an immigration lawyer is crucial in these cases.

Seeking Legal Assistance

Navigating the complexities of Canadian immigration law can be challenging, especially after an ETA denial. Seeking legal assistance from an experienced immigration lawyer is often the most effective way to address a denial and explore alternative options. An immigration lawyer can:

  • Review your denial notice and determine the specific reasons for the denial.
  • Advise you on correcting errors in your application.
  • Assist with reapplying for an ETA or exploring alternative travel authorizations.
  • Provide guidance on overcoming inadmissibility issues.
  • Represent your interests in appeals or other legal proceedings, if necessary.

Contact Falcon Law PC

If your ETA application has been denied, don’t lose hope. Falcon Law PC is here to provide expert legal guidance and support to help you navigate this challenging situation. Please contact us at 1-877-892-7778 or via email at to discuss your ETA denial, explore alternative travel options, and work toward achieving your travel goals. Your journey to Canada is still possible, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve it.

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