Visa Information

Visitors Into Canada

Visitors to Canada require a valid passport and many visitors require a visitor’s visa. Obtaining a travel Visa is the responsibility of the participants. 

We will assist you by providing an invitation letter for registered participants but we are not an authority on Visa issues, nor can we help with expediting the Visa process. 

Normally you/your spouse must be registered participant/s to be considered for Visa. Therefore please register early and prepare for visa. 

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.

For information on visa requirements and exemptions, please check with the nearest Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate.

To learn more online, click here.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTa)

An Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is a new entry requirement for visa-exempt foreign nationals flying to or transiting through Canada. 

The authorization is electronically linked to your passport and is valid for five years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.

As of November 10, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travelers with a valid Canadian visa. 

Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents are not eligible to apply for an eTA.

To learn more online, click here.

New – Biometrics (Global Expansion)

Depending on your nationality, you may be required to give your biometrics:

· Starting July 31, 2018 the biometric requirement becomes mandatory for nationals of Europe, Middle East and Africa, and 

· Starting December 31, 2018 the biometric requirement becomes mandatory for nationals of Asia, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

For additional information on whether or not you require a biometric, please refer to our fast facts about Biometrics.

Invitation Letter

An official Letter of Invitation to obtain a Visa and authorization to attend the 2nd Annual Global Conference on Environmental Educational & Lifelong Learning 2024 will be issued ONLY after registration has been completed and full payment received by the Conference Secretariat.

Note: We do not contact embassies/influence them to issue any Delegate a Visa. We advise Delegates to organise the right documents and present them to the Embassy for Visa Issuance.

For more information on what documents you need to prepare for Visa, click here.