An Academic Business Visitor is a visitor invited by a host to simply use the facilities available at the University of Waterloo to conduct their own research and plan to stay for no more than 6 months.

An Academic Examiner/Evaluator is a professor or academic expert who has been invited by a host to evaluate or supervise academic projects, research proposals or university theses.

A Conference Attendee is an individual who has registered to attend a conference, workshop or seminar.

A Keynote/Conference Speaker is an individual invited by a conference organizer to speak/lecture/present at a conference, provided the event is for no more than 5 days.

If your purpose for visiting the university matches any of the above, please have your host at Waterloo connect with Fran Hannigan in our Legal and Immigration Services department to determine what further information needs to be provided to support your visit here.