Visa Information

The ISSCR recommends that international attendees review Sweden's visa requirements before traveling.

Do I need a visa?

To see whether you need a visa to enter Sweden, please check here. If you do need a visa, please apply as early as possible.

Click here for visa requirements.

If you do need to apply for a Swedish visa to attend the ISSCR 2015 Annual Meeting, you are advised to begin the process at least two months before your travel dates. Start the process early, don't be disappointed.

How do I apply for a visa?

Applications for visas to Sweden are made at a Swedish embassy. In places where Sweden does not have an embassy, another Schengen Area country can represent Sweden, process an application and issue visas on Sweden's behalf.

View a complete list of Swedish embassies and consulates.

What documents are required to enter Sweden?

All visitors to Sweden must have a valid passport. Some visitors must also have a visa, and some must fulfill other requirements.

If needed, how can I receive an Official Letter of Invitation from the ISSCR?

A link to download your Official Letter of Invitation will be sent to you automatically via a confirmation email after you register for the Annual Meeting. You should include the letter with your application and bring it to your visa interview. The invitation letter will only be sent to participants who have paid their registration fees. Please submit the letter, together with your visa application form(s), to the Swedish embassy or consulate in your country. If you do not receive your letter of invitation after you have registered, please contact:

Selvis Morales

How long will my visa processing take?

Processing times can vary at embassies or consulates. If you need current information, contact the Swedish embassy or consulate-general.

To be sure that you receive your visa in time, you should submit your application at least two months before you are due to travel to Sweden. During the June-August holiday period, the processing time could be longer.