For detailed information about applying for a visa to Spain please click here or visit the VisaHQ website. All visitors from other European Union member countries may enter Spain using either a passport or a national identity document. People entering from other countries must have a valid passport and a visa (if required).
The visa application process to enter Spain takes at least six (6) weeks. To download a VISA application please click here
. They recommend that you have a passport valid 6 months beyond stay and at least one blank visa page available for stamps; proof of departure (a confirmed airline ticket) and valid health/insurance with full international coverage. U.S. citizens can get extra passport pages
added to their passports as fast as within 24 hours. OSA is not able to contact any embassies in support of an individual attempting to gain entry into the host country to attend the conference.
Visa to Spain - Frequently Asked Questions
Letters of Invitation
Important information regarding Meeting Visa Invitation Letters (please read):
Advanced Photonics Letter of Invitation Request Form
Meeting attendees do not need to wait until your paper is accepted to request a Visa Invitation Letter. Invitation letters take OSA Management 7-10 business days to process. Please fill out all the required information on the form
completely to the best of your ability. If you are presenting a paper, include the title and session in which the paper will be presented, or if you are exhibiting, please indicate so in your request. Please note that 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 a paper letter is required, please respond to the email. Requested paper letters will be sent complimentary through airmail. This option may take a few weeks to arrive. If you wish to expedite the process, letter will be spent through Federal Express with the recipient’s Federal Express account number or credit card number with an expiration date, please also include your billing address in the request email. OSA Management reserves the right to request further information regarding the company or affiliation of the attendee to ensure the validity of requests.
Individuals requiring letters of invitation to obtain travel visas must apply using the online form
If you have any questions about the visa invitation letter application process, please contact:
Fax: +1 202.416.6100
Mail: OSA Management – Invitation Letter
Optical Society of America
2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036