​​Visas & Brexit

We know that you may have questions about whether you will be able to get a visa, especially with the uncertainty around Brexit. 

We have checked with the UK Government and below are the details for 3 groups: 

1. EU and EEA (and Switzerland), 
2. Non EU with no Visa requirement, 
3. Non EU with Visa requirement. 

This is the information provided one year before the conference – if you indicate that you will need a visa when you submit your Conference Booking Registration, we will make direct contact with you if any of the information changes. 

If you are in Groups 1 or 2, you will not need a visa to come to the conference and/or any of the associated events and/or a realistic period of tourism. If you are in Group 3, you will need a visa and you will not be able to apply for it until three months before you travel. However, the places for the conference are filling up fast so we recommend that you make your booking to attend as soon as possible. 

In the unlikely event that you are unable to obtain a visa, even though you meet the requirements, we will refund your full conference fee payment. This will of course only apply if you have met the requirements of coming only to attend the conference, associated events, associated tourism – it will not apply if your visa is rejected for some other reason that is not associated with coming to the conference. 

Please contact us if you cannot find your country listed below. 

Group 1 – no Visa required 

Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland Although the UK is due to leave the EU, we are advised that even under the strictest control on the movement of people, visitors from the EU and EAA countries will still be allowed to come to the UK for 3 months without a visa. 

Click here if you want to check this on the UK Government website

Click here to make your conference booking 

Group 2 – no Visa required if you are coming to attend the conference and/or any of the associated events and/or a realistic period of tourism 

Australia, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA, Uruguay People from these countries can stay in the UK for up to 6 months without a Visa but can only do certain academic or business -related activities – these include going to a conference, meeting or training. We will if necessary provide you with a letter to carry that confirms that you are a paid-up delegate to the conference.  If you intend to engage in any other business activities, you may need a similar confirmation from whoever else you are planning to do this with or for. 

Click here if you want to check this on the UK Government website

Click here to make your conference booking 

Group 3 – Standard Visitor Visa required 

Bolivia, India, Iran, North Macedonia, Peru, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela You must be able to show that you will leave the UK at the end of your visit, that you can support yourself and any dependents for the duration of your visit, that you are able to pay for your return or onward journey and any other costs relating to your visit, and that you have proof of any business or other activities you want to do in the UK. We will provide you with a letter that confirms that you are a paid-up delegate to the conference.  If you intend to engage in any other business activities, you will need a similar confirmation from whoever else you are planning to do this with or for. 

Please click here to check the requirements for a Standard Visa before you make your conference booking 

Click here to make your conference booking