Even if we provide you this information, check also yourself the policy regarding your country.

If you are an EU resident you do not need a visa to enter Spain. Most non-EU foreigners need a visa to enter the country. In some cases an agreement between Spain and your home country exists in which the requirement of a visa is eliminated if you will be staying in Spain for up to three months within a six-month period, or for a transit stay of a maximum of five days.

There are different types of visas depending on your purpose for entering Spain: studying, working, tourism, investment, etc. You should apply for your visa according to your needs, as you cannot enter Spain on a tourist visa and then apply to stay as something else without returning to your home country and obtaining the appropriate visa first.

You should be required to present some specific documentation, depending on the type of visa you need. The visas process will take some weeks depending on each case.

This website will help you: http://www.learn4good.com/travel/es_visa.htm

If you require an official document stating that you will be traveling to Spain to attend WISTP2008, to submit it to the appropriate Spain Consular Authorities, please send e-mail to wistp2008sec@xlim.fr

Please make sure that you deal with these matters as early as possible, so as to have enough time to deal with possible and/or unexpected difficulties.

INVITATION LETTERS

If you require an Invitation Letter to apply for a visa to enter Spain, register you at the workshop, pay the registration fees and e-mail the following information to wistp2008sec@xlim.fr

1./ first and last name, exactly as written in the passport
2./ affiliation (institution name, address, phone, fax, e-mail)
3./ date of birth
4./ passport number
5./ country where the passport was issued
6./ date passport was issued
7./ date of expiry of the passport
8./ dates of your stay in Spain (i.e. May 13, 2008 - May 17, 2008)

The invitation letter can be:
1./ e-mailed to you as a .pdf file
2./ sent to you by fax
Indicate in your e-mail if you prefer a .pdf file or a fax, or both.

If you have any particular questions, please do not hesitate to request more information by sending e-mail to wistp2008sec@xlim.fr.