General Visa Information
Citizenship and Immigration Canada provides
general information on visiting Canada
about visa regulations.
Attendees who wish to have a letter of invitation for the
purpose of applying for a Canadian Visa should send an e-mail to
with the subject Visa.
Please include with your message the following:
- Your complete name and mailing address
- Your birth date
- The title(s) of your presentation(s)
Adequate time should be allowed for processing visa applications.
Applicants should initiate the process as early in their travel plans as possible.
To visit Canada you require a valid passport, proof of who you are or
other travel documents.
Information regarding Canadian visa policy is available at
A list of countries who require visas in
order to visit Canada may be viewed at
ICITS 2008 does not get involved in the visa application process.
Canada does not pay for hospital or medical services for visitors.
Make sure you have health insurance to pay your medical costs before you leave for
Information for visitors from the U.S.A.
Visitors from the US should be aware that certain US government regulations
may apply if you plan to travel to Canada. You may ask your employer
if special regulations apply to you. All persons, including U.S. citizens,
traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central
and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda will be required to
present a valid passport.
The following documents are not valid to enter or re-enter the United
- Voter's registration
- Hospital birth certificate
- Baptism record
- Driver's license
How do I obtain a U.S. passport or renew a U.S. passport?
Passport Services Office provides information and services to
American citizens about how to obtain, replace or change a passport