Visa Applications

Spain has an agreement for visa exceptions with many countries, such as: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela. Citizens from these countries do not need a visa to enter and stay in Spain up to 90 days.

No visa is required for citizens of countries of the European Union.

Citizens from most other countries do need a tourist visa to enter Spain. This kind of visa provides coverage for attending scientific conferences, seminars or meetings.

In order to request a tourist visa, you have to contact the Spanish Embassy/Consulate nearest to your city. Please get in touch with the organization at as soon as you pre-register if this is your case, as visas can take some time.

Letter of invitation for participants

We will provide a letter of invitation for those participants who request one. If you need such a letter, please send us an e-mail ( with the following information: 

  1. Full name, passport number and country of issue.
  2. Institution and preliminary title of communication (if presenting a talk or poster).
  3. Full mailing address and a fax number to send the letter.
  4. Names and passport numbers of your accompanying persons, if any.

Please be sure to provide your name and the names of your accompanying persons exactly as written in the passports.