Visa Preparation

Please review the information on this page carefully to ensure a seamless entry to Canada and return home. We highly recommend using Canadian Travel & COVID-19 Requirements website from the Canadian Government frequently, as this will be the most current and will be the final determination of all guidance for the 2023 AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting.

In addition to a passport, some international attendees, who are non-U.S. citizens, may need a visa. To request a formal letter of invitation for your visa application, please fill out the Visa Request Form. This will include a special event code to help expedite the process. The Canadian Government encourages attendees to check processing times to find out how long it takes us to process most applications. Each application is different and takes a different amount of time to process. If you’ve already applied, learn how to check your application status. Attendees are encouraged to apply at least 12 weeks in advance of their departure date to ensure they receive the visa in time for the start of the event.

Please note that the visa process can be lengthy. APPLY WELL IN ADVANCE of the meeting.

More Information

For more information from the Canadian Government about visiting Canada for a special event, please visit their website.


Please contact our Meetings Team with questions, through our Contact Form!

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