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Visa Requirements & Letter of Invitation

General Information

Visitors from outside the European Union (EU) should check whether or not a visa is required. In most cases a valid passport will be sufficient. Moreover, visitors from central and east Europe should check whether or not a special health insurance is required for receiving a visa. All insurance and visa costs must be borne by the participant.

Schengen Agreement

Austria is a member of the Schengen Agreement and so are Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Participants from outside these countries and the European Union (EU) but with a valid visa for one of the Schengen countries may freely move into and within any other Schengen country without any further controls.

Letter of Invitation for the participation in the EGU General Assembly 2014

Participants who need to receive an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa, to raise travel funds or for administrative purposes should apply for this invitation by 31 March 2014 at the very latest. Requests received later may not be processed by the embassies.

It should be understood, however, that such an invitation is not a commitment on the part of the organisers to provide financial support.

It should be understood that the organisers can only issue an invitation which includes the time of the assembly plus the Saturdays and Sundays directly before and after the conference, respectively.