Depending on where you live, you will need to meet certain entry requirements to visit Canada. Detailed information on travel to Canada, including visa information, can be found on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada Web site. We recommend that you apply for your visa as early as possible.
Depending on your nationality, you may need to give your biometrics. The roll out of the biometric expansion is as follows:
This is a mandatory requirement and you must appear in person at a Visa Application Centre in order to provide your fingerprints and photograph. Find the Visa Application Centre closest to you.
The official language of the Congress is English.
Canada does not have a visa office in every country so it is important that delegates visit the website of the Canadian visa office responsible for processing their visa application. Information is available on the website on how to submit a visa application and the documentation required.
Processing times for visa applications vary depending on the visa office and the time of the year. Participants are encouraged to apply approximately 12 weeks in advance of their departure date to ensure they receive the visa in time.
Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. Read about the changes and how they may affect you.
For more information, please read here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/
Please note that invitation letters for Visa purposes can only be issued to delegates who have successfully paid their registration fees. You will be able to print your invitation letter from your profile dashboard once you successfully registered and paid your registration fees.