Visas and Entry to Canada Requirements

Entry to Canada

Prior to travelling to Canada for IFATCA2017, please review Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s List of Countries Requiring a Visa for Entry to clarify your Visa requirements. The Conference Organizers recommend that if a visa is required, you apply as soon as your attendance is confirmed, as visa requests can often take months to process.

Visa Processing Time

Applications Submissions

Helpful Tips on the Visa Process

  • Application for a visa can be made only a maximum of 9 months in advance of the date of entry
  • If your flight includes a stopover in the United States, you may require an additional visa in order to enter the US. Please check before booking your flight.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

  • As of March 15, 2016, Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an eTA, for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. Citizens from countries other than the United States who do not need a visa to enter Canada will need to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before flying to or transiting through Canada.
  • The eTA process has travellers apply individually online here. Each individual must pay CAD $7 by Visa, Mastercard or American Express, and their eTA is valid for 5 years. Travel agents can apply for their clients, but they cannot charge a fee for this service.
  • Find out more at cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp


Fraudulent Sites have been targeting foreign nationals with fake eTA applications. Please ensure to use the links provided above and read through the application details in full to avoid any visa application issues. All visa applications should go through the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada’s official website.

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