Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and foreign nationals with a valid visa.
Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, are not eligible to apply for an eTA and are strongly encouraged to travel with a valid Canadian passport.
All travellers must present acceptable travel documents and identification must be presented at the border.
We strongly suggest that you begin the process as soon as possible to avoid delays.
It is the sole responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa or an eTA.
The organizers will not provide financial support.
Delegates to the Conference qualify as business visitors to Canada. Firstly, one should find out if one needs a visa to enter Canada. Visa exemptions are provided to citizens of many countries and territories such as Australia, Britain, France, Germany, Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States, etc. However, citizens of a few other countries such as China, India, Philippines, South Africa, etc. require a visa to enter Canada.
General information on visa exemptions and requirements can be found on the government of Canada’s website.
Application fees per person for a single or multiple entry visas are $100 (CAD). In most countries, application fees must be paid in Canadian dollars.
The nearest visa office can provide more information on fees and also assist in submitting the application.
The processing time varies depending on the visa office applied to. For exact processing times, refer here.
Note: Invitation letters will only be issued to Speakers/Presenters/Exibitors/Attendees who have paid their registration fees in full.