VISA Applications for International Delegates:
Any countries listed on CIC website link would require a VISA to enter Canada and attend a conference.
a. Countries requiring VISA: www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp
b. How to apply for VISA: www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/business.asp
c. Video showing how to apply for “Temporary Resident Visa” — www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/multimedia/video/complete-application/complete-application.asp
d. Processing Times — http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/temp/visitors.asp
Should you require a letter of invitation for your VISA application, please write to the Meeting Secretariat at email@example.com with the following details:
[Your reference number as stated on the registration invoice]
[your full name as per passport]
[institution full address]
Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA):
Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) have not changed. Don’t wait until the last minute – apply NOW for an eTA.
a. Find out if you need an eTA: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp
b. What you need to know video: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/video/electronic-travel-authorization-what-you-need-know.html
c. Learn about eTAs in your own language: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-facts-en.asp
d. Apply on-line for your eTA: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta-start.asp
• Reminder: You do not need an eTA if you are a Canadian Citizen or Canadian permanent resident or if you are a US citizen. U.S. citizens are exempt from the eTA requirement and must carry proper identification such as a valid U.S. passport.