Travel Documents

Support Letter for Visa Applications

a personalized 2024 MDRT Annual Meeting letter of invitation as supporting documentation for your visa application. You must be a current 2024 MDRT member to access this letter.

Most foreign nationals need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to travel to Canada. what travel documentation you need to travel to Canada.

If applicable, it is strongly recommended to start the visa or eTA application process as early as possible. Application processing times vary and could take more than six months.

Visa Application Information

If you need a visa, apply online through the .

visa processing times.

your visa application status.


If you are required to complete biometrics, you will be issued a Biometrics Instructions Letter (BIL). Schedule your appointment as soon as you receive your BIL. You must complete your biometrics before IRCC can start to process your application.

For additional information on whether or not you require a biometric, please refer to fast facts about .

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Exempt foreign nationals who fly or transit through Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid visa. Entry requirements for other methods of travel (land, sea) have not changed. Don't wait — apply now for an eTA if applicable to you.

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the status of your eTA application.

You do not need an eTA if you are a Canadian citizen or Canadian permanent resident or if you are a U.S. citizen. U.S. citizens are exempt from the eTA requirement and must carry such as a valid U.S. passport or NEXUS card.

Air Travel

If you're arriving by air, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is the primary airport serving the Vancouver area. Located just 25 minutes from downtown, YVR is consistently rated one of the best airports in North America. There are more than a dozen international flights in and out of YVR every day.

Airport Ground Transportation

There are several options to go between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and downtown Vancouver, including car rentals, limousine, taxi, ride app services, and public transit. See "" for  more information.

Air Travel Savings

Valid travel dates for the 2024 MDRT Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, are June 6–15, 2024.

MDRT’s official airline is United Airlines. United offers attendees special meeting discounts when traveling to Vancouver. Book early to secure best flights and lowest fares!

United offers discounts from 5% up to 10% off applicable fares when passengers fly to eligible events. Discounts apply on United, or flights operated by United-branded United Express and eligible United codeshare operated and marketed flights. Applicable restrictions and fare rules apply.

Reservations and ticketing are available via . Enter the offer code  ZNZ9164802 or call the United Reservations Meetings desk at +1 (800) 426-1122 and provide the offer code. United waives booking fees for meeting reservations.

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