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Visa Information

Sweden is a member of the European Union and has signed the Schengen Agreement. This agreement allows those who have a visa to travel to Sweden also to travel to the other member countries. The countries that form part of the Schengen Area are often referred to as Schengen countries. When traveling within Schengen countries, citizens only require to show their identity. However, a valid passport is required for a number of other transactions, such as currency exchange, purchases, etc.

Sweden, as a member of the Schengen Area, has abolished controls on common internal territories, at air and sea borders and allows citizens of member Countries to travel without a visa for a short stay of up to three (3) months. However, keep in mind that airlines and other carriers require a valid passport and / or ID.

European citizens coming from countries that are part of the Schengen Area are not subject to a visa requirement. Citizens of countries that are not part of the Schengen Area will need to obtain a visa to enter Sweden. EU visitors from these countries have the opportunity to receive more information from their local Swedish Embassy or Consulates or from their travel agencies. Before visiting Sweden, make sure to consult the Schengen Visa website for Sweden or the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more information.

It is the participant’s responsibility to issue a visa, if required. Individuals who need a formal letter to facilitate their visa application process can contact the Congress PCO CONVIN at

A letter of invitation for visa application does not financially oblige the Congress Organizers in any way. All expenses incurred in connection with the Congress shall be borne exclusively by those present. The letter of invitation will only be sent upon completion of registration and full payment.

Note: It is advisable that all participants arrange to have adequate travel insurance coverage for urgent medical or other needs.