Visa Information

All participants will need a valid passport or an appropriate travel document to enter Canada.

Please check travel and visa regulations with your respective embassy well ahead before travelling. A list of countries whose citizens will require a visa to visit Canada can be found at ►Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

US citizens should visit the ►Department of Homeland Security website for a list of acceptable documents to re-enter the US.

Business travellers usually need to apply for a ►Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). To make sure you apply for the right visa to enter Canada, please check ►this page.

Canada does not have a visa office in every country. To find out the visa office closest to you, please click ►this link.

Please refer to ►this page to find videos on how to complete visa applications correctly.

Information on general processing times at various visa offices is available at the following ►link.

What to do if an application is refused:

If an individual’s visa application is denied, the applicant will be informed in writing. If there is new information that was not previously considered or if circumstances have changed since the refusal, the applicant may wish to submit a new application. Please note that unless the applicant provides further information that addresses the concerns raised in the refusal letter, the applicant will likely get the same results. Every person applying for a visa must satisfy the requirements under IRPA in order for the visa officer to approve the applications.  
Applicants are advised to submit complete applications, including all supporting documents, in accordance with the instructions provided in the visa office website.
For additional information on what to do if an application is refused, visit ►CIC’s website.

Please note that ICEF can only provide you with a letter of invitation for the duration of the workshop (May 12, 13, 14 and 15). If you require a letter of invitation, please contact lotticefcom. Deadline for invitation letter requests is April 12, 2016.