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Visa Information and Invitation Requests

Apply now for your Visa!

National of all Western European countries can visit Italy 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 Italian embassy in your country.

Letters of Invitation
Individuals requiring letters of invitation to obtain travel visas to present their papers may access and print an 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
  • All letters of invitation will be sent by airmail and by e-mail (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 not able to contact U.S. 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 can result in a cancellation fee.