International Travel Reminders
International Travel Reminders
Vancouver Preview, March 26, 2012

Visitors to Vancouver should keep in mind the following:

  • A passport is required for all U.S. citizens. To apply for or renew your U.S. passport, please visit the U.S. passport website. The U.S. Department of State typically needs about 4 to 6 weeks of processing time; so if you don’t yet have a passport, you will need to pay rush charges.
  • Canada has entry and visa requirements that may affect you. To find out what you need, visit the Come to Canada website or contact your nearest Canadian visa office. Within Canada, you may also call Immigration Canada at 1-888-242-2100.
  • Upon entry to Canada, non-Canadian visitors will need to clear customs and immigration. The Vancouver Convention Bureau recommends that meeting attendees indicate the purpose of their visit to Canada as traveling to attend a conference or meeting. Reference to “work” or “working” may result in further questioning by immigration officers.
  • For complete information and international travel tips, e.g., on currency exchange rates, cellular plans for telephone and Internet access, and weather, visit AERA’s 2012 Annual Meeting Housing and Travel web page.
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