Canadian Travel Requirements for International Attendees
ICEC organizers are in communication with the Canadian immigration office to provide information to help attendees enter and exit Canada for the conference. Canada has an excellent and easy-to-use assessment tool to determine what documentation you will need to enter Canada; we recommend starting with that tool. If you need an invitation letter from ICEC to obtain your visa, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must register for the conference before we issue your letter.
Permanent U.S. residents likely only need a passport and any documents granting them permanent residency (such as a Green Card).
International students studying in the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 visa will need to apply for a visa to enter Canada; we recommend you start with the assessment tool to determine what documentation is required for your application (may vary based on your home country). Please also talk to the international student services office of your university to ensure you have the correct documentation to re-enter the U.S. when leaving Canada.
Please note: Canadian authorities strongly recommend applying for your visa 12 weeks before your anticipated departure date. Tuesday, 11 July 2023, is 12 weeks before Tuesday, 3 October 2023.
International Travel Checklist (Tips & Suggestions)
Passport and/or Visa - Ensure these documents are up to date and not expired. Visit the State Department website
to renew or apply for your first passport with expedited processing. Find out if you need a visa to travel to Canada.
*The U.S. Passport office is currently experiencing delays in processing passports. It may take up to 16 weeks to receive a passport and 12 weeks for expedited processing. Applicants who need a new passport or who need to renew their passport should start the process immediately.
Acquire an International driver's license if your regular one will not suffice for driving in the destination country. Make photocopies of important documents and keep them separate from the originals. Check for health and travel advisories or warnings. Visit the CDC website for health information, risks, and specific vaccination requirements for the country. Learn which prescription drugs are permitted or illegal, and bring any necessary doctor's notes/instructions.
Consider registering your trip for free with the U.S. Department of State
so the government or relatives can locate or contact you in an emergency. Bring multiple payment methods and memorize or note any PINs and card numbers. Keep this sensitive information secure. Alert your bank of your travel plans to avoid losing access to your money.Consider buying travel insurance.Pack appropriately, and don't bring valuables you would miss if lost.Do your research and educate yourself on tourist safety.
Traveler’s Checklist for U.S. citizens.
Website of the Government of Canada
U.S. Consulate in Toronto
360 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1S4 Canada
Telephone: +1 (416) 595-1700
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +1 (416) 595-6506