University of Toronto

Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life


It is important to issue the appropriate invitation to international visitors, even those who will not receive pay. Whether inviting faculty or others to visit for as little as a few days or hiring them for a longer period, please ensure that you are familiar with the immigration rules. There are a number of resources available at the University to assist you in navigating this process:

February 3, 2017: Memo responding to US travel restrictions

January 29, 2017: Statement on President Trump’s order restricting travel to the United States


Bringing the World to U of T (PDF)

A quick, downloadable guide that flags issues that can arise with international visitors and provides information about where you can seek advice.

Immigration at U of T

A comprehensive resource that includes the Immigration Toolkit and other essential information on immigration for faculty, staff, students, and visitors.