The Government of Canada, as specified in Article 28 of the
Headquarters Agreement signed with ICAO, shall issue, on request, diplomatic visas to Representatives of ICAO Member States, including all delegates, alternates and advisers coming to Canada to participate in ICAO meetings.
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 electronic Travel Authorization (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 (at least four 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 in Canada, it is suggested that participants carry with them a copy of the document notifying that they are representatives at the ICAO Assembly, and that they identify themselves as such to the Canadian Immigration authorities.