Visa Assistance from IEEE Communications
Society to obtain a visa to attend this conference, some embassies will
request you to present a letter from the IEEE Communications Society.
ComSoc can only provide letters for attendees
who meet one or more of the following requirements:
- Have submitted a technical paper for review
- Are the author/presenter of an accepted
technical paper, tutorial, workshop or application session
- Have registered for the conference with
To request a Visa Assistance letter
IF YOU NEED AN INVITATION LETTER this will be
provided by the IEEE Communications Society. Click
Visa Information for USA
Applications for visas will be accepted on a
first come first serve basis only. Therefore we strongly recommend that
you arrive at this Consulate General before 8:30 a.m.. Only a limited
amount of applications will be accepted each day.
Applicants must have permanent residency status in the USA. The request
for visa must be made at the Spanish Consulate where the applicant is a
resident. This Consulate General has jurisdiccion over the following
States: New York, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The visa is processed in your country of residence prior to your
departure. You cannot get the visa in Spain and you cannot have it sent
The visa is affixed to your passport before your departure from the
U.S. and must be presented at the Schengen border officials at the port
this link to download the applications for visas.
Go afterwards to the kind of visa you need.
Tourist visa and business visa.
Student visa / Research Visa.
Residence visa and work permit.
General Visa Information for EU (Schengen Area)
Spain is one of 25 member
countries of the Schengen Convention (10 new members admitted on 1 May
2004), an agreement whereby all EU (European Union) member countries
(except the UK and Ireland) plus Iceland and Norway abolished checks at
internal borders in 2000. The other EU countries are Austria, Belgium,
Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands,
Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden.
EU, Norwegian and Icelandic nationals need no visa, regardless of the
length or purpose of their visit to Spain. However, if they stay beyond
90 days they are required to register with the police.
Legal residents of one Schengen country (regardless of their
nationality) do not require a visa for another Schengen country.
Nationals of many other countries, including Australia, Canada, Israel,
Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland and the USA, do not need a visa for
tourist visits of up to 90 days in Spain, although some of these
nationalities (including Australians and Canadians) may be subject to
restrictions in other Schengen countries and should check with
consulates of all Schengen countries they plan to visit. Nationals of
those countries wishing to work or study in Spain may need a specific
visa, so should contact a Spanish consulate before travel.
The standard tourist visa issued by Spanish consulates is the Schengen
visa, valid for up to 90 days. A Schengen visa issued by one Schengen
country is generally valid for travel in all other Schengen
countries.Schengen visas cannot be extended. Nationals of EU countries,
Norway and Iceland can enter and leave Spain at will. Those wanting to
stay in Spain longer than 90 days are supposed to apply during their
first month for a tarjeta de residencia (residence card). People of
other nationalities who want to stay in Spain longer than 90 days are
also supposed to get a residence card, and for them it's a drawn-out
process, starting with a residence visa issued by a Spanish consulate
in your country of residence. Start the process well in advance. Non-EU
spouses of EU citizens resident in Spain can apply for residency too.
The process is lengthy and those needing to travel in and out of the
country in the meantime who would normally require a visa could ask for
an exención de visado - a visa exemption. In most cases, the
spouse is obliged to make the formal application in their country of
Those needing a visa must apply in person at the consulate in the
country where they are resident. You may be required to provide proof
of sufficient funds, an itinerary or hotel bookings, return tickets and
a letter of recommendation from a host in Spain. Issue of the visa does
not guarantee entry.
You can apply for no more than two visas in any 12-month period and
they are not renewable once in Spain. Visas are free for spouses and
children of EU nationals. Various transit visas also exist.