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Visa and invitation letter

What documentation do I need to travel to Canada for the attendance at World Summit Destination for All?

All participants require a valid passport and may require other documentation such as a visa to enter Canada. For detailed information about entry visas you can visit the Citizenship and Immigration website

We encourage you to consult the list of countries and territories whose citizens require visas in order to enter Canada as visitors at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp.

If you are travelling through the United States enroute to Canada, even if only in transit due to connecting flights, you will be required to go through US Immigration and Customs and may require a US visa. Please consult US visa requirements at the links below or consult your travel agent.


What are my responsibilities as an attendee?

Visas are the responsibility of individual delegates, and must be obtained before coming to and arrival in Canada. Please note that the Summit organizers and secretariat do not have the authority to act on behalf of individuals in obtaining visas. It is strongly recommended that you apply at least six months in advance to ensure you receive your visa in time for travel. For more information regarding application processing times click here.

All Canadian Embassies and Consulates around the world have been informed of the World summit Destinations for All 2014 and are expecting visa requests from registered delegates.

If a delegate has to cancel because the visa application was declined or the visa was delivered too late, the request for cancellation must be received in writing at the Summit Secretariat no later than September 9. The Secretariat will issue a total refund minus a CAD$150 administration fee. The deadline to obtain a refund in all other cases remains September 9, 2014.

How to obtain a visa application

To obtain a visa application form, visit the nearest Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate or get the application form online from Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

For more information on where to post your application, please click here.

How do I obtain an official invitation letter?

Should you require an invitation letter for your visa requirements, a link will be provided on your registration confirmation letter.