Visa Applications for ICS 2024 Madrid

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Visa Applications for ICS 2024 Madrid

Support for your international travel

Welcome to the official visa information page for delegates. This page provides essential details to help you navigate the visa application process smoothly.

Do You Need a Visa?

Whether you need a visa to enter Spain depends on your nationality. Citizens of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), and several other countries do not need a visa for short stays.

Visit Spain's official tourism website to check whether you need a visa.

Countries Requiring a Visa

If your country is not on the visa-exempt list, you must apply for a Schengen Visa. The Schengen Visa allows for travel within the Schengen Area, including Spain, for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

Steps to Apply for a Schengen Visa

  1. Determine the Type of Visa You Need: For the ICS 2024 conference, you will likely need a short-stay Schengen Visa (Type C).
  2. Collect Required Documents:
  • Completed visa application form.
  • Valid passport (with at least two blank pages and valid for at least three months beyond your intended stay).
  • Two recent passport-sized photos.
  • Travel itinerary (flight reservations).
  • Hotel reservation or proof of accommodation in Spain.
  • Proof of sufficient financial means (bank statements, sponsorship letter).
  • Travel insurance covering at least €30,000 in medical expenses, valid in the entire Schengen Area.
  • Invitation letter from ICS 2024. This is available to download once you have registered. If you need assistance with acquiring a letter of invitation for visa purposes please contact Tsvetina Berova on
  1. Schedule an Appointment: Contact the Spanish consulate or visa application centre in your country to schedule a visa appointment. Ensure you book your appointment well in advance, as processing times can vary.

  2. Submit Your Application: Attend your appointment and submit your application along with the required documents. You may need to provide biometric data (fingerprints).

  3. Pay the Visa Fee: The fee for a Schengen Visa is typically €80, but it may vary based on your nationality and local regulations.

  4. Wait for Processing: Visa processing can take up to 15 days, but it may take longer in some cases. It's advisable to apply at least 4-6 weeks before your intended travel date.

Additional Tips

  • Double-Check Requirements: Visa requirements can change, so always check the latest information on the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
  • Travel Insurance: Ensure your travel insurance meets the Schengen Visa requirements.
  • Prepare for Your Interview: Be ready to explain the purpose of your trip and provide any additional documents if requested.

Contact Information

For further assistance, contact your nearest Spanish consulate or embassy. You can find contact details and more information on the official Spanish consular services website.

We look forward to welcoming you to Madrid for ICS 2024! Safe travels and see you soon!

For more travel information about Spain, visit Spain's official tourism website.

17/07/2024 19:38:37  26952
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