International Visitors

For visitors to a faculty or academic department

such as researchers, visiting professors, guest speakers

Queen's University welcomes academic visitors to join our diverse environment of learning, inquiry, and discovery. We appreciate the varied experiences and perspectives academic visitors bring to our campus. International visits provide valuable opportunities for the exchange of ideas and research, creating international research linkages and collaborations.

Making arrangements for an invitation: International faculty members seeking to visit specific departments and/or faculty members should contact the appropriate Queen's unit or department to discuss opportunities and hosting arrangements.

Learn more: Academic visitors and their Queen's unit or department hosts can find information on immigration, health insurance requirements, and detailed information on preparing for a stay in Kingston on our International Visitors site.

For institutional and partner guests

The Office of the Vice-Provost, International coordinates the following types of visits to Queen’s University:

  • international government officials and diplomatic personnel
  • international institutions
  • institutions with formal agreements or a long-standing relationship with Queen’s
  • institutions seeking formal agreements with Queen’s that have interests or objectives that range across several academic disciplines
  • visitors from the Matariki Network of Universities

Hosting request: In order to help us determine if we are able to host your visit, please complete the following form and submit it to the Office of the Vice-Provost, International. (Details of how to submit the request are on the form.)

Learn more: Information for members of Queen's community hosting an international visitor.

Entry to Canada

Institutional and partner visitors are typically very short in duration, on average lasting 2 or 3 days. Academic visitors are typically longer. The length of stay and nature of the visit has an impact on the kind of documentation a visitor will require to enter Canada. Find more on entry to Canada requirements.