Visa Information for International Attendees

Most travelers to Canada must hold a valid visa and a passport valid for at least six months longer than the intended visit. If you do need a visa, please understand that the visa application process may take several months. An interview appointment is required for a visa application at all embassies and consulates. The wait time for this appointment varies, but may be as long as three months, with processing taking an additional month or more.  As soon as you decide to attend the meeting, you should begin the process of applying for a visa.  Should you need an invitation letter, please understand that you either need to have an accepted abstract to the Annual Meeting or must be registered and paid in full.  Should your visa application not be accepted, we will be happy to refund your registration fee.  Please email amsmtgs@ametsoc.org to request a letter of invitation once you've registered or received your abstract acceptance notification.

You can get more information regarding visas to Canada here.