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International Attendees

International Attendees

Congress attracts a considerable number of attendees and guest speakers from around the world. International attendees can participate at Congress; however, each international attendee should individually confirm for himself/herself whether a visa is required for entry to Canada prior to registering.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) provides a list of countries for which visa restrictions apply, as well as all other pertinent information attendees may require before making any travel plans. International attendees should give themselves plenty of time as the entire application process can take several months. Note that visa-exempt foreign nationals (excluding U.S. citizens) must still acquire the new Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). This can be done online via the CIC website.

Important note: Given the recent U.S. Executive Order to ban the issuance of new visas to travel to the U.S or connect through the U.S. to other countries from six Muslim-majority countries, we suggest that you plan your travel itinerary accordingly. This may include an alternate travel route to Canada.

The registration confirmation email which attendees receive from the Federation is automatically generated and does not represent an invitation to attend the Congress for visa purposes. The Federation does not issue letters of invitation and cannot assist with this process. 

In addition to registering for Congress, attendees must also register for an association conference. Over 70 association conferences are happening at Congress 2017, and each association is responsible for their own call for papers, program development and registration decisions. Please contact the association which you have registered with to obtain a letter of invitation to participate. The list of participating associations for 2017 is available here.

Once you are ready to register, visit the Register page