International Conference on Information Theoretic Security - ICITS 2008
Calgary, Canada, 10-13 August 2008

General Visa Information

Citizenship and Immigration Canada provides general information on visiting Canada about visa regulations. Attendees who wish to have a letter of invitation for the purpose of applying for a Canadian Visa should send an e-mail to with the subject Visa. Please include with your message the following:

  1. Your complete name and mailing address
  2. Your birth date
  3. The title(s) of your presentation(s)

Adequate time should be allowed for processing visa applications. Applicants should initiate the process as early in their travel plans as possible. To visit Canada you require a valid passport, proof of who you are or other travel documents. Information regarding Canadian visa policy is available at A list of countries who require visas in order to visit Canada may be viewed at ICITS 2008 does not get involved in the visa application process.

Canada does not pay for hospital or medical services for visitors. Make sure you have health insurance to pay your medical costs before you leave for Canada.

Information for visitors from the U.S.A.

Visitors from the US should be aware that certain US government regulations may apply if you plan to travel to Canada. You may ask your employer if special regulations apply to you. All persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda will be required to present a valid passport.
The following documents are not valid to enter or re-enter the United States:

  • Voter's registration
  • Hospital birth certificate
  • Baptism record
  • Driver's license

How do I obtain a U.S. passport or renew a U.S. passport?
The Passport Services Office provides information and services to American citizens about how to obtain, replace or change a passport