Travelling to France is relatively easy as it is in the Schengen Agreement zone. Obtaining a visa to enter one Schengen State automatically entitles you to travel to and from all the other Schengen countries. Maximum visa duration is three months. The Schengen states are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland). Please note: the UK and the Republic of Ireland are NOT in this agreement.
If you need a visa to enter France, you must apply in person at the French embassy or consulate in your country of residence. It is recommended you do this at least three months before the intended date of travel. A list of local French Consulate / Embassy . The documents you need vary depending on where you live, please check the French Foreign Ministry website for comprehensive details about visa requirements.
Note: if another Schengen state is your main destination: you must apply to the consular authority of that country. If your stay in various Schengen states is of equal length, you must apply to the consular authority of the country through which you enter the Schengen Area.
To request an official invitation letter for visa issued by the congress, please complete the questionnaire hereafter:
Visa invitation letter request