Note On Travel to Canada

In order to ensure that our participants have no difficulty entering Canada, we have prepared this information sheet that describes entry requirements.


U.S. citizens can go to this link for easy step-by-step instructions on how to apply for, or, renew your passport.


Visa Instructions for Travel to Montreal, Canada

U.S. Citizen/Lawful Permanent Residents:  This category is Visa-Exempt

All other individuals, follow instructions below.

  1. Find out if you need a visa by taking the Canadian Embassy Visa Quiz
  2. Check this List of Countries to see if you fall into the visa-exempt category or visa required category or if you simply need an Electronic Travel Authorization.

Please additonal information on this on our webpage Electronic Travel Authorization for Some Visitors

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

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

If you need a letter of invitation from NPSA indicating that you are scheduled to make a presentation at our academic conference, fill this invitation letter request form and submit it no later than September 1.