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Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) requires everyone seeking admission into Canada to properly declare themselves to CBSA by providing accurate identification. All foreign visitors desiring to enter Canada must have a valid passport.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Depending on citizenship, and the duration and reasons for your stay, you may need to obtain a visa before coming to Canada. Additionally, as of March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals, excluding U.S. citizens, now require an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada.

To apply you must have a valid passport, a credit card, and an email address.

Applying for an eTA is an easy online process that will take just a few minutes and costs $7 Canadian. Apply for eTA

CanBorder - eDeclaration app
Are you flying into Canada? Would you like to potentially cut your processing time in half? The CanBorder - eDeclaration app for your smart phone is quick, simple and secure, operates in airplane mode (once downloaded) and allows you to create a declaration for up to five travellers with the same place of residence. For more information please visit:

Visitor Visa Requirements
You may need to give your fingerprints and photo (biometrics) when you apply for a visitor visa if you are from Europe, the Middle East or Africa. Visit the following website to see if this applies to you:

Visa Exempt Countries
Several countries are designated as visa exempt (but are still required to obtain an eTA). For more information and a complete list visit:

Canada Embassies/Consulates
To locate the nearest Canadian Embassy or Consulate, please follow this link:

Visa Wait Times
Citizens of other countries must carry a valid passport and visa to enter Canada. Foreign participants should contact the Canadian Embassy, Consulate, or Office of Tourism in their home country as soon as possible to determine their particular visa requirements. Participants requiring visas must initiate the application process many months in advance of their departure date.

To view the current wait times at the Embassy or Consulate that you are applying through, please visit:

Conference Invitation Letter

Familiarize yourself with the information in this PDF before submitting an application.

If you need a letter confirming participation in the MicroTAS 2024 Conference, please complete the Visa Letter Request Form. You must register for the conference or send an abstract before the submission deadline before the letter will be sent.

If, for some reason, your visa application is denied, your registration fees will be refunded to you in full when appropriate documentation is given.