Traveling to Canada
FOR ALL SAA MEETING ATTENDEES:
Copy of SAA Meeting Recognition Letter
Tourism Vancouver has recommended that all SAA meeting attendees carry a copy of the Meeting Recognition Letter. While not required, this may facilitate your entry into Canada.
NEWER CANADIAN ENTRY REQUIREMENT: ETA
Due to regulations that came into effect as of March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or travel through Canada: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp. 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. Note: Travelers do not need an eTA when entering Canada by land or sea.
Travelers are advised to stay informed of Canadian and U.S. passport regulations:
US Travellers can visit this website for American Citizens entering Canada https://ca.usembassy.gov/our-relationship/policy-history/traveling-to-canada/
Should you require a Visitor Visa to enter Canada, you must contact, at your earliest convenience, the visa office responsible for your country of residence to obtain information and to submit an application: http://www.cic.gc.ca/ENGLISH/information/offices/apply-where.asp. The type of visa you need will depend on your nationality. You should check which type you require here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/ENGLISH/visit/visas.asp. If you require a Letter of Invitation from SAA for your visa process, please contact Berceste Demiroglu at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.