Visa Information

Once you have registered and paid the registration fee for the STEM 2020 Conference at UBC, you will need to find out if you need a visa to enter Canada. If you do not need a visa to enter Canada, you may still need to meet some specific requirements. If you do need a visa, find out how to apply.

Canada’s offices abroad include embassies, consulates, high commissions and trade offices that may be a useful resources when applying for visas.

Visa Letter Information

It is up to you as a conference registrant to ensure you obtain a visa in time to attend the conference.

STEM 2020 will not issue formal invitation letters or actual visas to attend the conference. However, the conference can issue a letter verifying your registration in support of your Visa application. International registrants should be particularly aware and careful about visa requirements, and should plan travel well in advance. Please be aware that visa processing times can take up to 12 weeks.

Please note, Visa Support Letters are issued via email by PDF within approximately one week after the conference registration is fully paid and the request is made to the Conference Registration Secretariat via email: registration@housing.ubc.ca.