Visa Information

All delegates travelling to Spain must present an approved travel document (passport or identification card) valid six months beyond the intended period of stay. Delegates from many countries will require a visa to enter Europe.  These delegates are encouraged to apply early (at least three months before departure), and to ensure that all requested documentation is submitted with the application.

Applications must be submitted in person at the Spanish representation in the respective countries, or at a Schengen partner representation, if Spain does not have representation in that country. Delegates are urged to contact their nearest Spanish embassy or consulate as early as possible to determine where they should apply and to enquire on the length of time expected to complete the visa process.

Please note that if your visa is refused because the visa application was made too late or was incomplete, your registration fee cannot be refunded.

For any enquiries please contact the conference secretariat at: formalities@theunion.org.