Visa Information

Visa Information

Travel document requirements vary depending on the country of origin. The Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada website provides detailed information regarding travel document requirements and how to submit a visa application. We invite you to consult the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website regularly for information updates on the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), which is a new requirement for some travellers who were previously able to travel to Canada without prior authorization.

Visa Application Centres (VACs)

VACs are commercial service providers authorized by the Government of Canada to provide a number of services including assistance with completing forms, fielding questions and ensuring that applications are complete. Applicants who are required to provide biometrics as part of the visa application process can do so at a VAC.

Visa Application Processing Times

Delegates are encouraged to submit their visa applications well in advance of the date of the event at a Visa Application Centre (VAC) or online (if applicable). Processing times vary by location. Please visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website for information on current processing times at the various visa offices.

Letter of Invitation

Letters of invitation can be requested ONLY after registration. Delegates requiring a letter of invitation in order to gain entry to Canada may request a letter by clicking the button below and completing/submitting the online request form. Please note that for groups of delegates from the same organization, a separate request form is required for each individual attendee requesting a letter.

Request an Invitation Letter