Visa & Travel Documentation

For the most up-to-date information regarding travel restrictions on entry into Canada please visit:

U.S. Residents

Residents of the United States will need a valid United States Passport to enter Canada. Rules state that your passport should be valid for at least 30 days from the date of exit, but it's recommended that you have at least six months on your passport beyond the date of travel. We encourage you to confirm now that your passport is up to date, and if necessary, to start the renewal process early, as it can take up to 12 weeks.

Applying for a Visa

For information on applying for a Visa or Electric Travel Authorization (eTA) to attend ACG 2023 in Vancouver, Canada, visit the Government of Canada website. Specific documentation and length of processing time will depend on the country you are traveling from. We recommend applying for a travel Visa as early as possible. Click here for more information on the steps for applying for a visitor visa.

Regarding those who are living and working in the United States on visas (e.g. J1, H-1B, etc.), ACG has made inquiries and spoken with authorities in Canada as well as employers of those on visas in the U.S.   We want to note that most institutions who employ trainees and faculty on visas have paperwork and other resources to assist with the process. We encourage people who are unsure about the steps they need to take to travel to Canada and return to the U.S. to first contact their institution as well as the government resources we cite. 

Official ACG 2023 Documentation

ACG provides several documents as proof of your intended participation in the conference. Please note that ACG cannot provide further communication with the Canadian Government on behalf of any conference registrant.

  • Registration Confirmation: Once you have completed your registration for ACG 2023, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. The e-mail will outline the courses that you have registered for, as well as show proof of payment. If you do not receive this e-mail upon completion of your registration, please contact or call 301-263-9000.
  • Letter of Invitation: A link to a personalized Letter of Invitation will be included in all registration confirmation e-mails. ACG cannot provide Letters of Invitation to individuals that have not fully registered for the conference.