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The Buoy Workshop 2012 is conducted with support from the Ocean Engineering and Marine Systems Group of the Office of Naval Research, and by the Marine Technology Society, Washington, DC.

ONR/MTS Buoy Workshop

Letters of Invitation, VISA, Passport and Custom Information

VISA and Passport Information

NOTE:  Visitors who are citizens in certain countries are required to have an entry visa in order to visit Canada. The list is available at: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp

IMPORTANT  Participants who require a Canadian visa are encouraged to start the application process EARLY. Processing time varies by country and embassy or consulate. Some visas have a processing time of 1-2 months.

Entry into Canada
US residents do not need a passport to get into Canada; however, they will need one to get back into the U.S. Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to visit Canada must first obtain a visa.

For more information, please check with your travel professional, or visit Canada Border Services Agency at http://www.cbsa.gc.ca/menu-eng.html and U.S. Customs & Border Protection

Visa Wait Times

Letters of Invitation

If you require a Letter of Invitation from the conference organizers, please include the following in an EMAIL REQUEST to: rickcole@rdsea.com with a copy to wpaul@whoi.edu

  • Full name, as shown on your passport - Indicate FAMILY NAME in ALL CAPS
  • Institution or Company
  • Complete mailing address, including COUNTRY
  • Email address
  • Phone/Fax
  • Travel dates to/from Canada
  • Title of your abstract or presentation, if applicable

IMPORTANT: You should receive an email confirmation within 24 hours. If you do NOT receive an email confirmation, FAX a copy of your email message to +1-508-457 2194.

Requests for Letters of Invitation are verified against full paper submissions or full conference registration. An electronic (PDF) copy is sent via email, usually within 2-3 days, with the paper original via Airmail.


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