Canadian Visa and Entry Information

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 (12 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 representatives at the ICAO Assembly, and that they identify themselves as such to the Canadian authorities.

 

All non-resident delegates to the 41st Session of the ICAO Assembly should have access to Canada, whether or not vaccinated with vaccines recognized in Canada, ensuring equal opportunity for all Member States to attend ICAO meetings held in-person.

 

The Government of Canada has established processes that can be used to exempt unvaccinated travellers from entry prohibition, quarantine requirements and mandate to be fully vaccinated to use domestic commercial air or rail transport, in situations where travellers might not meet Canada’s definition of “fully vaccinated” but their travel to Canada is deemed to be in Canada’s national interest, such as for upcoming ICAO high-level meetings hosted in Canada, including the 41st Session of the ICAO Assembly. Canada’s definition of “fully vaccinated” for the purposes of international travel currently refers to vaccines recognized by the Government of Canada. Delegates are encouraged to regularly check the www.travel.gc.ca website for the latest travel requirements as well as vaccines recognized by the Government of Canada.

 

It is intended that more detailed information on travel requirements for entering Canada on the occasion of the 41st Session of the ICAO Assembly will be available in an Electronic Bulletin which will be available in due course.

 

Electronic BulletinTitleDateLanguage
EB 2022/19Canadian Entry Requirements for the Participants at the 41st Session of the ICAO Assembly
(Montréal, 27 September – 7 October 2022)
20/05/2022

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.

 

Electronic Bulletin Title Date Language
EB 2019/16 Canadian Entry Requirements for the Participants at the 40th Session of the ICAO Assembly
(Montréal, 24 September - 4 October 2019)
22/05/2019
 

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