Crossing the Border
ASA holds its Annual Meeting in Canada once each decade, so border crossing is an occasional
occurrence for dedicated attendees. Security concerns in recent years have resulted in some
changes since ASA met in Toronto in 1997.
Passports. The easiest way to avoid delays in immigration and customs when crossing
national borders is to carry an official passport from your country of origin. While U.S. citizens
are not yet required to carry a passport for travel between the U.S. and Canada, you must show
proof of U.S. citizenship in order to cross the border back into the U.S. If you do not carry your
passport, be sure to take an official copy of your birth certificate (with a raised seal) and a stateissued
driver’s license. ASA does recommend that meeting attendees get passports to ensure
their swift transit between countries for the 2006 Annual Meeting.
For anyone who needs additional documentation of the meeting for border-crossing purposes,
ASA can provide a copy of a letter recognizing the 101st ASA Annual Meeting as a registered
meeting by the Canadian government. Please contact Meeting Services staff at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 202-383-9005 ext. 305.
International Attendees. Due to current travel restrictions, all individuals who need a
visa to attend the ASA Annual Meeting are urged to begin making travel arrangements and
obtaining their official documentation at least three months (preferably six months) prior
to attending the meeting. Please contact ASA Meeting Services staff (email@example.com,
phone 202-383-9005 x305, fax 202-938-0882) to request a letter of invitation to the Annual
Meeting, should you need one to acquire a visa.