Visa Instructions for Travel to Toronto, Canada

Important Note: Visa processing times vary from country to country. If applicable, early visa application is recommended!

  • U.S. Citizen/Lawful Permanent Residents (Click Here): Your category is Visa Exempt
  • All other individuals, follow instructions below:

Step One: Find out if you need a visa by taking the Canadian Embassy Visa Quiz

Step Two: Check the List of Countries to see if you fall into the visa-exempt category or visa required category.

Note: The information above is provided as a courtesy to our conference attendees. We are not experts in Visa regulations of Canada. If you have a unique situation that requires further review, please contact the Canadian Embassy of your country directly through the Canadian Embassy Directory.


Letter of Invitation

Letters of invitation for visa applications will be provided ONLY to persons accepted as conference presenters. Only one presenter per paper or poster will be given a Letter of Invitation. We do not provide letters to co-authors, only to the presenter. To request a letter, please complete and submit the Letter of Invitation Request Form.

Request Form – UAA Letter of Invitation

Who is eligible to receive a Letter of Invitation?

UAA welcomes the participation of urbanists from across the globe. However, we provide Letters of Invitation (for visa applications) ONLY to persons who are paper presenters, or have been invited to speak in a colloquy session. Poster session presentations are typically not supported by funding agencies.  Caution: UAA does not provide funding to support international travel or registration waivers for international participants.  You must secure independent funding to support your participation in the conference.

Certification of Attendance

If you are an accepted conference presenter (i.e. you submitted a proposal before October 1 and were formally notified by the UAA Executive Office that your proposal was accepted) and would like to receive official documentation of attendance, please complete and submit the Certification of Attendance Request Form. Your certificate will be available at the On-Site Registration Desk for pick-up during the conference.

Request Form – UAA Certificate of Attendance

Who is eligible to receive a Certificate of Attendance?

To receive a Certificate of Attendance, an international presenter must be listed in the online program, complete a registration payment, and make a presentation at the conference.