Visa information

Nationals of some countries will need a travel-visa to enter Spain (and Schengen area). Participants should contact the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in their home country as soon as possible to confirm their travel-visa requirements. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to procure the necessary visa to attend FACE AHEAD.

Please find here the entry requirements when crossing the external borders.


We encourage participants from countries that require a visa to apply as early as possible. Visa processing times vary by country. We suggest initiating the application process at least three months prior to departure.

Visa invitation letter

To require a Visa invitation letter please log into the online registration link and enter the module “Invitation letter request”.

Only participants registered for the congress can obtain a personal invitation letter and only once the full payment of the registration fee is received.

Invitation letters will be issued free of charge.

Associated costs for hardcopy of the invitation letter sent by express courier must be paid in advance.

Please note that the visa invitation letter only aims to assist participants who need to obtain a visa or permission to attend the summit and it is not a commitment from the organizers to cover any kind of expenses or to provide any financial support. All expenses incurred in relation to the conference remain the sole responsibility of the participant. The conference organizers cannot assist participants with their visa application process and cannot intervene with embassies or consulates on behalf of participants.