Visa Information

Visa requirements & letter of invitation

General information

A valid travel document is required to travel to Belgium to attend EFFoST2024. Belgium is a member state of the Schengen Area. Citizens of the Schengen Area only need an identification card, or a valid passport. Note that some EU countries are not part of the Schengen Area. UK citizens can continue to travel to the EU with their UK passport after Brexit (the only difference is that now, you can only stay in Schengen area countries visa-free for up to three months.)

Besides a valid travel document, visitors from outside the Schengen Area should check whether or not a visa needs to be requested. The travel document must be less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’) and valid for at least three months following the planned exit from the territory of Schengen Area (check the ‘expiry date’).

For more information about Visa requirements please visit this website. 

Visa support letter

Our professional conference organiser Congress Care will provide visa support letters to registered and fully paid delegates on request. The visa support letter should be requested via at least 8 weeks prior to the meeting at the very latest. The deadline for requesting a letter of invitation is 11 September 2024. Requests received later than this date may not be processed by the embassies. Visa support letters will be sent as pdf–file by email. Please note these letters will not be issued until a delegate has paid in full. The conference organiser, local and scientific committees cannot guarantee the success of a visa application but will support where possible.

The application process for a visa to enter Belgium can take up to 8 weeks. If you require a visa please ensure you commence your application in a timely manner.


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