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Visa Information

You may need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization to visit Canada to participate in the 49th Si Symposium. 

Information about the visa process may be found on the Government of Canada's Visit Canada website. Once you have determined that you will require a visa to attend the 49th Si Symposium, start planning early. The process can take much longer than indicated.  It is usually easier to get a visa if you are presenting at a conference, so be sure to submit an abstract.  We will provide a letter of invitation in support of your visa application.

To obtain a letter of support, please send an e-mail to Myra Gordon

Your request should include:

Your letter of invitation will be sent in .pdf format as an attachment to an e-mail.

Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid visa.

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