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Passport and visa requirements

Invitation letters for visa purposes can only be issued to people who have completed the registration process and booked and paid the accommodation via GUARANT International.

Visitors from non-EU countries must possess a passport valid for at least three months longer than the planned date of departure from the Czech Republic. Participants requiring a visa should apply immediately to the consular office or embassy of the Czech Republic in their home country in order to avoid inconvenience. See the list of countries whose citizens require a Visa here. Please note that the visa application process can take up to 6 weeks.

For more detailed information please see the official website of t he Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Repub­lic .

The Convention Secretariat assists delegates by processing the official invitations on request. These letters do not commit the Local Organizer to any financial obligation.

Before your appointment, please contact the embassy and ask which of the following documents they require to issue a visa for you: Official invitation by the Convention Organizer or Official invitation by the Foreigners’ Department of the Czech Police.

Official invitation by Convention Organizer – required information:

  • Your full name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Country of citizenship (country which issued your passport)
  • Passport number
  • Date of expiry of your passport

Conditions for the issuance of the invitation letter by the Convention Organizer are as follows:

  • Registration process has been completed
  • Payment of accommodation

In case the embassy requires the original invitation letter, we can arrange two delivery methods:

1) Regular post – free of charge, however the delivery cannot be guaranteed as there is no way to track the delivery. The organizers shall not be held responsible or liable for any delay or failure in delivery.

2) Express delivery service (FedEx, DHL) – the fee shall be covered by the participant in advance, together with the congress fee. The express delivery fee is 30–60 EUR, depending on country of delivery. The organizer strongly recommends using the latter as it is faster and enables the delivery to be tracked (using a tracking number).

The invitation letter should be presented at the Czech embassy in your country in order to receive Visa for the Convention.

Official invitation by the Foreigners’ Department of the Czech Police – required information:

  • Your full name
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Country of citizenship (country which issued your passport)
  • Passport number
  • Date of issue of your passport
  • Date of expiry of your passport
  • Permanent address

Conditions for the issuance of the invitation letter by the Foreigners’ Department of the Czech Police is as follows:

  • Registration process has been completed
  • Payment of accommodation

The fee for the official invitation by the Foreigners’ Department of the Czech Police is 65 EUR plus express delivery service (price may vary depending on country of delivery, usually 30–60 EUR).

As soon as the required data are received and the accommodation fee is paid, the Convention Secretariat will start the process of issuing the official invitation for you. This process usually takes a few weeks. When the official invitation is ready, it will be sent to you by express delivery service. You shall then present it at the Czech embassy in your country in order to receive a visa for the Convention.

We strongly advise you to apply at least one month prior the Convention.

ELF 2017 Convention Secretariat
GUARANT International spol. s r. o.
Na Pankráci 17, 140 21 Prague 4
Czech Republic
Phone: +420 284 001 444
Fax: +420 284 001 448
E-mail: elf2017@guarant.cz

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