Nationals of certain countries need a visa to enter Canada. Foreign participants should contact the Canadian Embassy or Consulate in their home country as soon as possible to confirm their visa requirements. We've put together a special document outlining the most frequently-asked questions - download your copy here.



We encourage participants from countries that require a visa to apply as early as possible. Visa processing times vary by country. Please consult this website:

Below is a link to the Help page for those who have applied or plan to do so.


Visa Invitation Letters

Personal invitation letters will only be issued to registered participants, after payment of the registration fee has been received.

If you need a personal invitation letter, please contact the local partner Canadian Tours International at You must present a copy of the paid invoice for your registration at GSC 2019. Visa invitation letters will only be processed once proof of registration payment has been made.

Visa invitation letters will be issued free of charge.



Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid visa. Read about the changes and how they may affect you.

For more information, please read here:


If you have any questions or need any help, please contact:

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Viale G. Matteotti 7
50121 Florence, Italy

Tel +39 055 5035 1
Fax +39 055 5035 230