Visa Applications

Welcome to Canada

A Special Welcome to all International Participants from around the globe to Canada and the IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE24) aka IEEE Quantum Week 2024.

International participants should pay special attention to visa requirements and arrange conference registration and travel plans well in advance for IEEE Quantum Week 2024 in Montréal, Québec, Canada at Palais des Congrès. An application for a visa can be a lengthy process. We strongly recommend starting your application process early at least 90 to 180 days prior to traveling to the conference. IEEE Quantum Week 2024 starts September 15, 2024. 

Traveling to Canada

To attend a conference in Canada 2024, you need a Valid Passport and typically an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) or a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), also known as a visitor visa. An eTA or TRV visa allows you to visit Canada for a temporary purpose, such as attending a conference. Find out if you need a visa to travel to Canada with your passport.

Visa Letter Instructions

To streamline and expedite the visa letter process, please follow the two steps:

  1. Register for QCE24 and pay the registration fee in full. QCE24 Registration will open on April 14 (World Quantum Day). 
  2. Once you have completed your registration and have paid in full you will receive a confirmation email that contains a link for you to download your VISA/Invitation Letter.
    Apply for a Canadian Visa as soon as QCE24 Registration opens in order to get the confirmation letter.
    Don’t wait until your paper, poster or proposal is accepted.

Applying for a Canadian Visa

If you need a Canadian visa, you need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV), also known as a visitor visa.

Visa processing times currently range from 75 to 180 days depending on the country you apply from, so we recommend submitting visa applications well in advance of your intended departure date. Check here for approximate visa processing times for your country.