BSWGLR 4 Information Notes for Participants

Participants from countries listed in annex A below require an entry visa for Canada and are strongly advised to contact the nearest Canadian diplomatic or consular mission as soon as possible in order to secure the required entry visa in a timely manner, prior to departure. It should be noted that, under Canadian law, it is not possible to acquire a visa upon arrival in Canada. Furthermore, air line companies do not allow boarding in the absence of a valid visa.

Information on visa procedures, including a list of relevant Canadian diplomatic/consular missions abroad, is available on the website of the Canadian Citizenship and Immigration at:

To facilitate the issuance of visas, the Secretariat will issue upon request invitation letters to be attached to the visa applications.

13. Other

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme