*Please be kindly noted that the organizing committee is not
authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond providing
Conference Invitation Letter. The conference invitation letter
cannot guarantee the approval of visa application. Should your
application be denied, the conference organizing committee cannot
change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will the
organizing committee engage in discussion or correspondence with the
consulate or the visa center on behalf of the applicant.
First you'll want to check
if you need a visa to enter the UK.
Nationals of the EU,
Switzerland, and EEA countries will not need a visa, and are
free to work and conduct business in the UK.
Nationals from some designated countries such as USA may travel
for tourist or business purposes under a visa exemption. The
link above will detail what documents you need to provide in
order to travel under a visa exemption.
nationals will need a visa.
Do I need a visa?
A standard vistor visa will be sufficient for the large majority of
conference speakers and attendees.
The official information for this is the
You can apply for a Standard Visitor visa if you want to visit the
UK for business-related activities, eg: you’re coming to the UK for
a conference, meeting or training.
When to apply for visa?
The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel. We most strongly encourage you to apply not earlier, but also not later. You should get a decision on your visa within 3 weeks. The UK government publishes guide
processing times for each country.
How to apply for visa?
To apply for a visit visa to the UK, you need to: