Entry InTo Canada
Visitors must have valid travel documents to enter the country. Document requirements vary depending on which country you’re travelling from. When you enter Canada, a Canada Border Services Agency officer will ask to see your passport and a valid visa, if one is necessary. U.S. Residents require a valid passport to re-enter the United States.
As a general rule, passports should have at least six months of validity when traveling internationally. Most countries will not permit a traveler to enter their country unless the passport is set to expire at least six months after the final day of travel.
For specific information on travel documents required to visit Canada from countries other than the U.S., please click here.
Letter of Invitation:
In keeping with AERA's longstanding tradition of an international focus and collaboration with aligned organizations worldwide, the Association welcomes international attendees to the 2019 Annual Meeting. If you require a letter of invitation to travel to the Annual Meeting, please e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: Canada introduced a new entry requirement, known as the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid visa. Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land and sea) have not changed. Eligible travelers can apply online for an eTA. This entry is now mandatory, and travelers will need an eTA before they can board a flight to Canada.
If you will be traveling with your children, it’s important to note that children 15 years of age and under are now required to show proof of citizenship (a certified copy of their birth certificate is acceptable). They are not required to show photo ID. If you are travelling with children, you should carry identification for each child. Divorced parents who share custody of their children should carry copies of the legal custody documents. Adults who are not parents or guardians should have written permission from the parents or guardians to supervise the children. When travelling with a group of vehicles, parents or guardians should travel in the same vehicle as the children when arriving at the border. Customs officers are looking for missing children and may ask questions about the children who are travelling with you.
Because you are traveling for the AERA 2019 Annual Meeting, you may be asked for proof that you are attending a meeting or convention, and it may be useful to have a copy of your meeting registration confirmation and the meeting agenda on hand. This may also be helpful for reentry into your home country.