Canadian Visa and Entry Information
Unmanned Aviation Symposia 2022
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS 2022) Symposium
(Montréal, Canada 7 to 9 November 2022)
DRONE ENABLE, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Industry (DRONE ENABLE 2022) Symposium
(Montréal, Canada 14 to 16 November 2022)
Attendees who require a visa or electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to enter Canada, kindly take note of the following information:
By means of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations made under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and in accordance with paragraph 3.19 of Annex 9 — Facilitation of the Chicago Convention, Canada has already dispensed with the requirement of entrance visas for temporary visitors of a considerable number of States. It should however be noted that many visa-exempt visitors travelling to Canada by air will require an eTA. Those delegates for whom visas continue to be required for entry into Canada are invited to take steps to obtain these visas in good time (8 weeks prior to departure) from the nearest Canadian authorities.
Please note that it is not possible to obtain entry visas upon arrival in Canada.
In order to facilitate entry formalities upon arrival into Canada, it is suggested that participants carry with them a copy of the document notifying that they are participants at the ICAO Unmanned Aviation Symposia 2022, and that they identify themselves as such to the Canadian authorities. This document should indicate in which capacity the participant is attending RPAS 2022 and/or DRONE ENABLE 2022 (e.g. speaker, attendee, Member State/Government representative, International Organization representative or Academia).
More detailed information on travel requirements for entering Canada on the occasion of the ICAO Unmanned Aviation Symposia 2022 are available in the below link.
For further information, please contact RPASevents@icao.int.