Plan ahead!

It is imperative that speakers and attendees allow sufficient time to obtain visas. International registrants should be particularly aware and careful about visa requirements, and should plan travel well in advance. Information on visas for the Netherlands can be found here.


We advise you to begin the application well ahead of time to avoid last minute problems. The time to obtain a visa can vary widely and can take over two to three months in exceptional cases, for example if additional documents are necessary. An interview at a consulate may also be required.



Visa Application Support Letter

If you need a Visa Application Support Letter, the symposium organizers can provide this letter once:

  • you have registered for the conference and
  • your registration fee has been received.

Once you meet these two requirements, please e-mail the symposium organizers, with your full name, and the address of the concerning embassy (consulate) where you are going to apply for visa. Your request will be processed as soon as possible, and the conference invitation letter (scan) for your visa application will be e-mailed to you.