Invitation Letters & Visas

  • Visas

    The European territory of France (mainland France)

    The European territory of France is part of the “Schengen Area (pdf)”, which encompasses the multiple European States to form a common space of free movement for persons.

    The Schengen Area includes the 26 following States:

    • Member States of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden;
    • Non-Member States of the European Union: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    Depending on one’s nationality, as well as the purpose of travel to France or any of French Overseas Territories, a traveller might need or might not need a visa.

    • Please find information on all types of visas with their application guidelines HERE.
    • Please find the list of all the countries that need or do not need a visa to enter France HERE.
    Short-stay visa

    This type of visa is generally issued for business trips and tourism. It is also issued to persons entering to France to take part in short training programmes, internships, conferences and corporate meetings, or to engage in remunerated activities (whatever the form), not exceeding 90 days.

    In accordance with the Schengen agreements, for the Schengen short-stay visa, the following are exempted from the visa requirement:

    Health crisis / Entry regime for France and visa issuance

    To tackle the virus and limit the introduction of its variants, border control measures are required on a temporary basis, for both entering and leaving France. Each time, travellers must comply with several rules. More explanation here.

    Other useful information

    An application for a visa must be submitted no sooner than three months before the start of the intended visit.

    For visa purposes, our recommended hotels can send you a confirmation email. Please contact them directly.

    We highly recommend you to have your passport or other ID on you while travelling. If necessary, the document will be proof of your identity. A driving licence or bank card is not considered a valid travel or ID document.

  • Invitation Letters

    Letters of invitation to attend the EENA Conference 2022 in Marseille can be requested on-demand to EENA by sending an email to Kasia Koc:

    Invitation letters for visa purposes can only be sent to participants whose online registration has been confirmed.

    Visa applications are not the responsibility of EENA.

    Letters of invitation will be emailed as a PDF document. Print copies will be mailed upon the conference attendee’s request by regular post only.

    Kindly note that issuing invitation letters does not commit EENA to any financial obligation. No exceptions to this policy will be made.

    Required information for EENA to issue your invitation letter for visa purposes:

    • Your full name
    • Name of organisation
    • Date of birth
    • Place of birth
    • Country of citizenship (country which issued your passport)
    • Passport number
    • Expiry date of your passport