Visa Requirements

Whether a participant of COSI requires a visa to enter the Netherlands depends on his nationality and how long he intends to stay in the Netherlands. Nationals of many countries require a visa for an uninterrupted stay of up to three months.

Please note that the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs requires that the request for visa are submitted three months in advance.  The proper actions necessary to acquire a valid visa are entirely the participant’s own responsibility.

Visa granted too late or not at all will not be considered as a reason for refunding of the conference fee.

Information regarding how to obtain a visa for the Netherlands can be found on the following website: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If you require an invitation letter please contact the conference secretariat . This letter will be provided only after submission of the abstract and registration for the conference.