Participants are strongly advised to make sure they comply with all legal requirements to enter Spain. Besides a valid passport, an entry visa may also be required. Please visit the official website of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to find out whether, depending on your citizenship, country of long-term residence, and the duration and reasons for your stay, you need a visa to enter Spain.
It is highly recommended to start the process a minimum of 2 ½ months prior to your arrival in Spain. Please contact your nearest Spanish consulate or embassy in your country of residence for further information.
Invitation letters to assist in visa formalities will be sent by the conference organisers to those who request one. It must be understood that such letters do not imply any financial support or hosting arrangement from MFC-EMN Annual Conference-Bilbao 2018, nor a guarantee of a visa being issued.
The attestation letter to assist in visa formalities will only be sent on request and only to participants who have paid their registration fees in full. Should you wish to receive a letter, please note that your request must be registered as early as possible by filling in the appropriate fields in the on-line registration form.
Documents to be presented: you are required to present the following documents (originals and photocopies), together with the invitation letter to the Spanish Consulate of the countries listed further below.
Flight Ticket (Round Trip)
Tourist Insurance (Accident, Illness, etc…)
Conference registration confirmation
Bank Statement (last 3-6 months)
List of countries that do and do not require visas, and list of the Diplomatic Mission and Consular Offices:
Please find the list of passport holders who do and do not require a visa to enter Spain here.
The visa should be requested in-person at the Diplomatic Mission or Spanish Consular Office in the country where the applicant legally resides. If there is no Diplomatic Mission or Spanish Consular Office in a specific country, applications can be made at the Diplomatic Mission or Consular Office that represents Spain in said country.
IMPORTANT! Kosovo passport holders should contact the Embassy of Spain in Skopje, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
If you need an invitation letter to attend to the conference, please email the conference organisers.