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This page offers general information regarding requirements for visiting Spain. Since conditions may vary, we recommend contacting your local Spanish Embassy or Consulate for more information on Visa requirements. List of Spanish Embassies and Consulates in your place of residence, provided by the Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores (Foreign Affairs Ministry).

If you are a citizen of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein:

All you need is your Identification Card, or a valid passport. Minors travelling with their ID card must have a document that shows parental authorisation.

If you are from any of the following countries:

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Holy See, Singapore, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela All you need is a valid passport to enter Spain, where you can stay for a maximum of 90 days.

If you are from any other country, according to the criteria of the EU

You must request a Visa (English, French, Spanish language) at the Spanish Consulate of your country of residence. You will also need a valid passport.

For these cases, the Spanish authorities may ask documents showing where you will stay, confirmation of an organised tour, return air tickets, tourist circuit, or a personal invitation letter.

Participants requiring a letter of invitation in order to attend the Conference may write to the Conference Secretariat specifying the necessary details. Please make sure that your request for an invitation letter includes: 

  • 1. Name, postal address, and a valid e-mail address 
  • 2. Passport Number.
  • 3. Company / Organization.
  • 4. IEEE Member number, if you are a member of IEEE. 
  • 5. Paper number, if you are presenting a paper.
  • 6. First 12 Digits of the Registration Operation Number.
  • 7. “Invitation letter request” in the subject field of your e-mail request.

Valid candidates for visa invitation letter are authors of accepted papers and registered persons.

Payment for registration fees must have been completed before requesting an invitation letter.

Important notice: It must be understood that official letters of invitation do not represent any commitment on the part of the IEEE ICM 2009 Organization to provide any financial assistance.