Nationals of certain countries need a visa to enter Italy. Foreign participants should contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate in their home country as soon as possible to confirm their visa requirements.

Participants requiring a visa are advised to start the application process no later than 3 months prior to their travel date. The conference organizers cannot assist participants with visa applications or contact Embassies or Consulates on behalf of participants.

For additional information, please visit the following websites:

* CIBT visas

* Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Visa Invitation Letter

For a visa invitation letter, please send a request by e-mail to the registration and booking office OIC at

Personal invitation letters will only be issued to registered participants and after payment of the registration fee has been received.  
All expenses for invitation letters sent by express courier must be paid in advance.

Please note that the purpose of an invitation letter is only to assist participants needing a visa or a permission to attend the congress. It is not a commitment from the organizers to cover any fees or to provide any financial support to the applicant. All expenses related to attending the congress remain the sole responsibility of the participant.

If you have any questions or need any help, please contact:

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O.I.C. Srl
Viale G. Matteotti 7
50121 Florence, Italy

Tel +39 055 5035 1
Fax +39 055 5035 230