Finland is member of European Union and a part of the Schengen area. Attendees from some countries will be required to obtain a visa to enter Finland.
More information on visa requirements in the Schengen area and travel documents accepted by Finland (by country) can be found on the website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
The Organisers of WCSJ2013 are prepared to assist delegates with obtaining a visa to attend the Conference by sending official invitation letters upon request.
This letter however does not involve any commitments by the conference organisers to cover fees, accommodation, travel expenses or other costs connected to the participation in the Conference.
To obtain an invitation to WCSJ2013, the delegate must first complete the registration form and settle all payments (registration fee and accommodation deposit) with the Conference organisation. Delegates are encouraged to make their invitation requests at their earliest convenience.
Please note that delegates are responsible for their own travel arrangements, including determining the visa requirements for travel to Finland for the Conference. If you are considering participating in any of the post-conference tours with destinations outside of Finland, please see about making the necessary visa arrangements (e.g. multiple entry visa, if required) prior to your departure for the Conference.
The WCSJ2013 organisers will not be held responsible for a visa not granted. Failure to obtain a visa will not be accepted as grounds for refund of any fees or any other costs paid to the Conference.
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