Questions tagged [conferences]

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

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Attending an academic conference is what type of travel?

I am planning to travel to Portugal to attend an academic conference and in that regard needed a short-stay Schengen visa. The visa application has a field "Purpose of Travel" with the following ...
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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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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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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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Applying for a USA B1/B2 Visa for an alien resident in Germany

I hold an EU Blue Card and an Indian Passport and have submitted a paper to a conference in the USA due to occur in September 2019. The Blue Card will expire in August 2019 but have already obtained ...
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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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Schengen Visa Application: Academic Conference

I am travelling to Portugal from India to attend an academic conference where I will be presenting a paper. I am an undergraduate student and not employed (or receiving payment for attending this ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it permitted to attend to a programming conference under the tourist Schengen visa?

Let's say I already have a tourist Schengen visa which will be valid at the time of the conference, so getting another visa is not exactly desirable. I plan to pay for the conference myself and the ...
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Type of visa to apply to attend a conference in the UK

I am from Nepal and confused about the type of visa to apply to visit London, UK for a conference of three days. I have the letter of sponsorship.
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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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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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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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Where to print science posters in Paris? [closed]

I am going to Paris for a conference, but I failed to print a poster at home. How can I find a poster printing service with immediate printing of A0/A1/A2 posters in Paris (from pdf)?