ESTREL Congress Centre
Berlin, Germany
10 - 13 September 2018
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Visa Information and Invitation Requests

Apply now for your Visa! 

Passport and Visa:

Nationals of all Western European countries and the United States can visit Germany without a visa. To determine whether or not you require a visa to visit Germany, please visit the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website.  

To determine if visa is required for your country, please check the table provided overviewing visa requirements for entry into the Federal Republic of Germany.  To determine which diplomatic mission is responsible for your area and which documents you need to provide please visit the German Missions webpage.

NOTE: 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.

Letters 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 programme to receive an invitation letter. If you are listed in the conference programme, and are in need of an Official Invitation Letter from SPIE for visa application purposes, please submit the completed Invitation Letter Form and send it to invitationlettersEU@spieeurope.org.

IMPORTANT AUTHOR INFORMATION - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Once we receive your email, we will process your letter as soon as possible. (Be prepared that this process may take up to 15 working days depending on the volume of requests received.)  We will then send your prepared letter to our contact in Germany, where the letter will be signed and emailed/mailed to you. You will only receive a sample PDF directly from us.