All visitors to Canada must have a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of departure from Canada. In addition, visitors from some countries must obtain a visa prior to their trip to be able to travel to Canada. Visitors from almost all other countries must obtain an electronic travel authorization (eTA)
. You can learn more about obtaining an eTA online . The offices of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
can also provide information about obtaining a visa or an eTA.
Obtaining a visa may take several weeks. You should apply for a visa as soon as possible.
Invitation letters for participants
As the host of the 2017 CASCO, COPANT and PASC Annual General Meetings, the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) is responsible for issuing invitation letters. Please note that SCC is not responsible for issuing visas, and that a visa invitation letter is not a visa.
Please request your invitation letter as soon as possible and no later than March 1, 2017.
- Determine you need a visa using the tool provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp.
- If you require a visa, continue to step 3. If you require an eTA, you do not have to complete this form. Follow the instructions on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada website.
- Complete this form and email it to the SCC event registration AGM.email@example.com. If you are submitting a form on behalf of more than one person, please fill out one form per person.
- SCC will provide a response within five business days of receiving the request. You will be provided with an electronic copy of the visa invitation letter via email, and the paper original will be sent to you by Canada Post international letter-post. SCC does not send visa invitation letters by courier.
You may be required to provide the original visa invitation letter as part of the visa application process. To ensure that you receive the original letter, make sure that the address you provide is formatted according to your national postal authority’s guidelines and contains the unabbreviated name of the country on the last line.