Laser Congress and Exhibition

11 – 15 December 2022
Hybrid Event - Central European Time (UTC + 01:00)

Barcelona International Convention Centre
Barcelona, Catalunya Spain

Spanish Visa Information

Spain is a party to the Schengen Agreement and more information to apply for a visa may be found here

Visa

A visitor visa (also called a temporary resident visa) is an official document in your passport. It shows that you meet the requirements needed to enter Spain. 

Optica recommends a 3 month lead time to have visas processed; please plan accordingly.

Letter of Invitation

Individuals requiring a letter of invitation to obtain visitor visas for the Congress are required to provide all information on the online form. Invitation letters may take Optica up to 14 days to process.

Important information regarding Visa Invitation Letters (please read):

  • Your name must be listed exactly as it appears on your passport. Any differences between the name on your passport and the name on your invitation letter or other documentation could lead to a delay and/or denial of your visa.
  • If you are presenting a paper, include the title and session in which the paper will be presented. If you are exhibiting, please indicate so in your request.
  • Each individual requesting an invitation letter must fill out a separate form.
  • All letters will be sent in PDF form to the email address provided. If you require a paper copy, please provide a courier account number or credit card number with expiration date with the original request.
  • Optica reserves the right to request further information regarding the company or affiliation of the attendee to ensure the validity of requests. Meeting attendees do not need to wait until your paper is accepted to request a Visa Invitation Letter.
  • Optica is unable to contact embassies in support of an individual attempting to gain entry to attend a meeting.
  • We recommend that you secure your travel visa before registering for the conference as cancellations after the pre-registration cutoff may result in a cancellation fee.

For questions about the Visa Invitation Letter application process, email invitations@optica.org