Questions tagged [conferences]

For questions about events that gather significant numbers of people together for consultation, presentations and discussion.

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Urgent uk visa with small problems [closed]

I am a PHD student. I am going to participate a conference at the University of Warwick, UK. The conference will start on 22nd July and I have just given all of documents to the British Council. A ...
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Which countries can easily provide visa for attending a conference? [closed]

I am pursuing PhD (Psychology) in India. I haven't traveled to any other country. I want to attend conferences outside India also. I am interested in genuine academic conferences. I had applied for ...
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Australian visa for conference - invitation letter

I'm an Indian national who will be visiting Australia for a week to attend a conference. I am currently a graduate student in the UK. The conference organizers asked me what they should supply for the ...
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Using Greece-issued multiple entry tourist Schengen Visa for conference in Czech Republic

last month I visited Greece for tourism, for which I have a multiple entry Schengen tourist visa. Next month I have a conference coming up in Prague. Could I use the same visa to enter Czech ...
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B1/B2 visa for conference and tourism

I am an Indian citizen working in Germany at the moment and I hold a German residence permit. I applied for the US tourist visa in 2017 which was rejected for not having sufficient ties with Germany. ...
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What type of visa to apply to attend a conference in Italy? Business or Tourism? [duplicate]

I currently reside in Massachusetts in USA. According to jurisdiction I need to apply visa from Consulate in Boston. I will attend a conference in Italy in June. I will need visa for Italy due to my ...
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Applying for Schengen Visa to attend a conference as a freelance web developer, but have other commercial documents

I'm a freelance web developer from Morocco, I started a small business for selling car parts 4 years ago and have legal documents ...etc, I stopped the business 1 year after and focused on freelancing ...
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Do EU residents need an A1 certificate for any short business trip in another EU country?

This question seems to be of relevance to all business travelers in the EU. The background of this question is as follows: I work at a university in the EU (Germany). Today there came an email that ...
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UK standard visitor visa employment letter

I am a Chinese citizen who plans to apply for a UK standard visitor visa in China to attend a conference in the UK in July 2019. I just finished my first job contract, which is at a U.S. university, ...
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Advises Going for an Oil and Gas conference as a Software Developer [closed]

I will be going for my visa Interview come March 6th this year, conference invitation though on Oil and gas, I have taken to memory the hotel, the address as well as the inviting party Invitation ...
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What visa is required to attend a 3-day conference in Canada

What type of visa do I need should I want to apply for a conference in Canada. Please advise me for a 3-day conference.
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UK Visa from India: Should I mention if conference organisers will be reimbursing some of my travel expenses?

There is a field in the visa form where it says if someone will be paying towards the cost of my visit. My organizers will be reimbursing part of my travel. Right now, I don't have it in writing(in ...
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Can I enter the US under the VWP scheme if I'm attending a computer science conference as a student volunteer?

I will be attending a computer science conference that is taking place in the United States in November and I have been accepted as a student volunteer. The conference will run for 6 days and I will ...
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About Visa for academic conference in Dubai/Abu-Dhabi

I am going to a conference in Abu-Dhabi in December. What kind of visa category should I apply for? Will the tourist visa be OK? How many days does it take to get a UAE visa? I am taking my wife and ...
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US B1/B2 Visa - regarding number of days of stay

I've applied for US B1/B2 Visa and scheduled an interview. I have to attend a 4-day conference but I have entered the length of stay in the US as 10 days in the DS-160 form. This is because my ...
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Will it be safe to travel to Bali in November 2018? [closed]

I am a 30yr old female researcher from an asian country. My paper was recently accepted at a conference in Bali (http://iotais.org/) to be held in November. The exact venue for the conference is not ...
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Schengen business visa for a recent graduate

I am an Indian passport holder and have very recently graduated from university (about 3 weeks ago). My thesis work has been accepted as a research paper at a top conference in Germany. I plan to ...
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Do I need a Bank statement to apply for a UK visitor visa to attend a conference [duplicate]

I’ve applied to attend a conference in London. I’m working in my country as a lecturer in a university and my salary is in cash (all my country is dealing with cash salaries). But I have an account in ...
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Visa waiver program when receiving fee as a conference speaker [duplicate]

I will be speaking at a conference in the USA soon, where I will receive a fee and reimbursement for my travel expenses. The conference will not be held by a University, but by a private company. I ...
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Cost of travelling and living coverage in the visa application

I am a college student who graduated a month ago. I am applying for a short-term visa to Denmark. My mother, who is supporting me and resides in another country (different from mine and Denmark), has ...
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“Who invited you to the UK?” on visa application to attend academic conference [closed]

For a student attending an academic conference, these guidelines specify that a standard visitor visa for business must be applied for. However, the visa application includes a question "Who invited ...
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What should I tick as purpose of travel for my Schengen visa application for Denmark?

I am attending a one week conference/summer school at a University, I would also like to spend an extra week touring Copenhagen. An official from the University said I cannot tick Study since ...
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New Schengen visa or extension of old Schengen visa?

I have a multiple-entry Schengen visa (Tourist/Turismo) from the Italian consulate until the 8th of July, 2018 (valid from 16 June 2018) since I went to a conference in Italy from the USA (I am ...
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Schengen Visa: Is presenting at an academic conference classified as business? [duplicate]

I intend to apply for a Schengen Visa to present at a railway conference. I will be presenting on behalf of my current employer. I wish to know if this would be classified as business/work and would ...
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Do I need to apply for a UK visa?

I have to attend a conference in Dublin in July 2018. We will arrive in London on 7th July 2018 (7:30am) and connect to a flight to Dublin at 1:15 pm. After the conference, we will go back to London ...
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Do I need a visa to organise and run a conference in the UK?

I work for an Australia-based company. We run training programs in Australia, but we also consult to international companies. We want to run a training program for our international clients, and hold ...
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Can I attend a conference on a tourist visa?

I plan to attend a conference in Austria in the second week of April and I would require a visa for that. However, visa appointments at the embassy are available only after the 10th of April which is ...
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Long term Schengen visa for conferences

I need to travel often to conferences in Europe and it is a pain getting a new visa every time (going to the consulate, paying a fee, and all the hassle). I want to apply for a long term Schengen visa....
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Should I avoid providing a copy of my passport to a third party to secure a visa to travel to Russia for a conference?

I'm a Ph.D. student from the United States, and I'm planning on attending an academic conference in Moscow this December as a participant (not an invited speaker). When I attempt to register for the ...
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Visa type for Scotland to attend Conference from India

I am invited to attend a conference in Edinburgh. I am clear that I will be requiring UK standard Visa, after going through these links. https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa However, while booking an ...
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Type of Visa for attending a conference in Norway [duplicate]

I intend to travel to Oslo next month from India to present a paper at an academic conference. The University won't pay me for this. Given that Norway doesn't have a provision for Conference Visa, ...
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Is the “Renaissance Weekend” for real? [closed]

I got an unsolicited invitation to the "Renaissance Weekend" which bills itself as sort of an idea conference for "thought leaders". Supposedly it is exclusive and limited to influential people. ...
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France Business Visa For Attending OpenSource Conference

I have been invited to speak at EuroBSDCon 2017 in Paris this year. First of all, a bit about me and the conference. I'm a software engineer based in Hyderabad, India. I am also a contributor to the ...
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I am a graduate student traveling to France for a 5-day summer academic workshop at a university. Proof of accommodation?

The university will be providing temporary accommodation. The website of the consulate I am applying at (http://www.consulfrance-losangeles.org/spip.php?article2904) does not provide information on ...
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advice when talking to canadian passport control agent when speaking at a conference? [closed]

I have been advised as such by a friend if and when I go to passport control in Canada- Summary: The less you say the better. You are attending a software technical conference. the end. ...
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Attending a conference in the US

I am a Canadian citizen and I'm attending a conference in the United States. I've read that if you are attending a conference you need a B1 visa. I've also read that Canadians do not need to apply for ...
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Request for guidance about visa type for conference in USA

I belong to Pakistan and doing PhD in Italy. My research paper is accepted for conference in US. I want to participate in conference but facing confusion about the visa type. What type of visa is ...
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Is visiting Singapore for attending a conference Business or Tourism?

I am flying to Singapore at the end of this month for attending a conference and am in the process of applying for the visa. Do conferences fall under Business or Tourism? What should I enter as ...
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Looking for a smart way to get US visa refused

We received an invitation to an academic conference in the USA. A senior member of my group was supposed to attend and now he can't and want me to go instead. I explained that I also can't attend due ...
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In which country to apply for Schengen visa? [duplicate]

My purpose of travel is to attend an academic conference at Amsterdam. I'm also planning to visit Paris before attending the conference. So, my first port of entry is Paris. Where should I apply ...
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UK conference speaking: what if it's my job?

This is related to What proof of expertise do UK immigration accept for conference speakers? and What are the visa rules for US speakers, at UK conferences, who may be getting paid?. Consider a ...
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What proof of expertise do UK immigration accept for conference speakers?

This question is a followon from What are the visa rules for US speakers, at UK conferences, who may be getting paid? Let us assume the following givens: a person would normally be admitted on ...
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What are the visa rules for US speakers, at UK conferences, who may be getting paid?

In the last few days, a friend-of-a-friend who was due to give a talk at a tech conference in the UK was denied entry at Heathrow and sent back. Their full story is blogged here. It seems that, in the ...
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Which visa to apply for a coding competition in Hungary?

I have been invited for a coding competition in Hungary by a well known company. The company says I need to apply for a tourist visa. But I noticed on the embassy site that there is a conference visa ...
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How to find dates of big events in any city? (e.g. to avoid price surge during trade fair)

Is there a resource that warns me for (almost) any city / destination when my travel dates coincide with some big event there? Illustrative example: Say I want to travel to Frankfurt and I'm fairly ...
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Tourist visa or conference/business visa for south-africa

I have been reading various posts about visa confusion and specially this one is pretty close to my issue. I will be traveling to South-Africa for less than 90 days to attend an open-source conference....
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Is it possible to travel to the US to speak at a conference under the rules of VWP?

In a month's time, I'm travelling to the United States to speak at a conference in Jacksonville (unpaid). I don't know if I need a special visa for this, as the border agency website doesn't have info ...
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UK visa type to attend conference and training in London

I'd like to visit London for a week to attend a conference (2-3 days) and a short 3-day non-recreational training course. (1) What is the correct type of visa (and subtype) for activities listed ...
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Can you go to a Conference in Canada on a Visitor Visa, or only a Business one?

As far as I can tell from the Visit Canada official website section on visas, there are three main kinds approvals for non-Canadians making a short trip: eTA (for visa-waiver nationals coming by air), ...
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What should be the visa type for an under 18 going to a conference in the UK?

I am 17 years old and I have an invitation from a university regarding a conference. Usually, for a conference, a business visa is appropriate but when I clicked that it said this visa is for adults ...