Please indicate if you will need a visa invitation letter during your registration or abstract submission process. Visa invitation letters will then be available via your PVSC registration account. You may also contact us if you require a custom letter with additional information. Letters are available to individuals who have either registered for the PVSC or submitted a valid technical abstract.
Questions? Contact the Registrations Chair Registration@ieee-pvsc.org
Below is some additional useful information from the Canadian government on the visa application process.
Submission of Applications
Canada does not have a visa office in every country so it is important that delegates visit the website of the Canadian visa office responsible for processing their visa application. Information is available on the website on how to submit a visa application and the documentation required.
Processing times for visa applications vary depending on the visa office and the time of the year. Participants are encouraged to apply approximately 12 weeks in advance of their departure date to ensure they receive the visa in time. More details on the process can be found here.
Submission at a Visa Application Centre (VAC)
NEW – Biometrics (Global Expansion)
Depending on your nationality, you may be required to give your biometrics:
For additional information on whether or not you require a biometric, please refer to our fast facts about Biometrics.
Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
As of November 10, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to fly to or transit through Canada. Exceptions include U.S. citizens, and travelers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents are not eligible to apply for an eTA.