• Photonics Europe
    New for 2018
    Exhibition
    Photonics Innovation Village
    European Village
    For Authors/Presenters
    For Chairs/Committees
    For Exhibitors
Strasbourg Convention & Exhibition Centre
Strasbourg, France
23 - 26 April 2018
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Visa Information and Invitation Requests

Apply now for your Visa!

Nationals of all Western European countries can visit Belgium without a visa; US, Canadian, and Australian passport holders can stay up to 90 days without a visa. For additional details and specific visa requirements, please contact the Belgian Embassy in your country.

Nationals of the countries* listed below also DO NOT REQUIRE a visa to enter BELGIUM, provided they hold a valid national passport on condition that their stay does not exceed three months, within any period of six months:

ANDORRA

CHILE

JAPAN

PANAMA

USA

ARGENTINA

COSTA RICA

KOREA (SOUTH)

PARAGUAY

VATICAN CITY

AUSTRALIA

CROATIA

MALAYSIA

ROMANIA

VENEZUELA

BRAZIL

EL SALVADOR

MEXICO

SAN MARINO

BRUNEI

GUATEMALA

MONACO

SINGAPORE

 

BULGARIA

HONDURAS

NEW ZEALAND

SWITZERLAND

CANADA

ISRAEL

NICARAGUA

URUGUAY

 

 

*This list is subject to change at any time. Please visit the Belgium Federal Public Service website for the latest information or check with your local Belgian Embassy or Consulate. If your country is not listed above, please contact your nearest Belgian Embassy or Consulate to start your visa application process.

Letter of Invitation

FOR CONFERENCE CHAIRS, TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEMBERS, AND AUTHORS: Individuals requiring letters of invitation to obtain travel visas must be listed on a paper or in the program to receive an invitation letter. If you are listed in the program, and are in need of an Official Invitation Letter from SPIE for visa application purposes, please fill out and send the Invitation Letter Request Form

FOR EXHIBITORS: If you are an exhibitor requiring a letter of invitation from SPIE to obtain a travel visa to participate in the Exhibition, please fill out and send the Exhibitor Invitation Letter Request Form.

  • Please fill out a separate form for each person requesting a letter. 
  • Fax completed form to SPIE at 1-360-647-1445 or send electronically to email address on form.
  • All letters of invitation will be sent by airmail and by email (as a PDF attachment) unless a courier account number or credit card number with expiration date is provided with the original request.
  • Please allow up to 15 business days to process your request.
  • SPIE is unable to contact Embassies in support of an individual attempting to gain entry to attend an SPIE meeting.

We recommend that you secure your travel visa before registering for the conference as cancellations after the preregistration cutoff may result in a cancellation fee.

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