Visa Requirements

INVITATION LETTER



Participants requiring a letter of invitation to assist with their arrangements to participate in the congress should send a request for an invitation letter to contact@urforum.org

Delegates, accompanying persons/children, student/post-doc/youth delegates and exhibitors must first register for the conference, pay in full and submit any required supporting documents (if applicable) before a letter of invitation is issued. Media representatives must first register for the conference, pay in full for any additional orders (if applicable), submit all required documents and get approval from the conference organizers before a letter of invitation is issued.

The conference organizers will issue the letter of invitation, which must be submitted to the embassy when applying for a visa. Kindly ensure that you include your full name (as shown in your passport), passport number and postal address and we will arrange for the letter to be issued and emailed to you within 5-7 working days.

The letter of invitation does not financially obligate the conference organizers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the conference are the sole responsibility of the delegate. The letter of invitation does not guarantee an entry visa to UK.

VISA INFORMATION



The United Kingdom requires citizens of many foreign countries to obtain visas to enter the UK. If you are not a citizen and are intending to attend ICNH 2020, please ensure that you obtain the correct visa to enter the country.

To find out whether you need a visa and how to apply to visit London, please visit https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa or check with your local British Embassy or other diplomatic representative before you travel. The rules change regularly, so you should check you have the most up to date information for your trip.

Following the recent referendum vote for the UK to leave the European Union, visa-free travel is still in place for citizens of member states of the European Union, including to and from the UK.

OBTAINING A VISA



If you are required to have a visa for entry into the UK, it is your responsibility to apply for a passport, visa or any other required documents and to demonstrate to consular officials that you are properly classifiable as a visitor under the laws within the UK. UR FORUM cannot assist attendees with the interview process, nor can anyone representing the sponsoring organizations call an embassy or consulate on your behalf to provide support for granting a visa. Should your application be denied, UR FORUM can neither intervene in the process nor change the decision of the governmental agency.

Documents you must provide include:

  • A current passport or other valid travel identification (You will need a blank page on both sides in your passport for your visa and your passport must be valid for your entire stay in the UK.)
  • Evidence that you can support yourself during the trip, such as a bank statement or pay slip stubs from the last 6 months.
  • You’ll also need to provide a certified translation of any documents that aren’t in English or Welsh.
Where to send your documents:

  • You’ll be told where to send your documents once you apply.
  • Any original documents you submit as part of your application will be sent back to you.
Additional Information needed:

  • The dates you are planning to travel to the UK.
  • Details of where you will be staying during your visit.
  • How much you think/estimate your total trip to cost.
  • Your current home address and how long you have lived there.
  • Your parent’s names and dates of birth.
  • Your yearly income.
You might also need:

  • Details of your travel history for the past 10 years (as shown in your passport)
  • Your employer’s address and telephone number.
  • Your partner’s name, date of birth and passport number.
  • The name and address of anyone who may be paying for part or your entire trip.
  • The name, address and passport number of any family members you have (if applicable) living in the UK
  • Details of any criminal, civil or immigration offenses you have committed.

Apply Online using the convenient Online Visa Application Form(https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa/apply )

You will need to have your fingerprints and photography (known as biometric information) taken at a visa application centre as part of your application. Visit the Visa Application Centres(https://www.gov.uk/find-a-visa-application-centre ) for a full list by country.