Delegates participating in events in Canada should consult the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website for information and a complete list of countries whose citizens require a visa to enter Canada. In addition, depending on their citizenship, some delegates may also be required to provide biometrics information as part of their visa application. Biometrics information can be provided at a Visa Application Centre (VAC).
Participants are strongly encouraged to submit their visa applications well in advance of the event at a Visa Application Centre, on-line E-applications (e-Apps) or by mail (please consult the visa office in your country of residence to determine if this service is available to you). For complete information on the requirements and the process to obtain a visa visit the website of the visa office responsible for processing your visa application.
Delegates, who need a visa, but require their passports for other travel are strongly encouraged to submit their visa applications on-line (e-Apps). Delegates who choose to apply on-line will not have to submit their passport until a decision has been taken on their application. If required, the visa office will send the applicant instructions on how and where to send the passport to finalize the visa application.
Participants are encouraged to submit their visa application 12 weeks in advance of the event.