Travelling to the Netherlands is relatively easy as it is in the Schengen Agreement zone. Obtaining a visa to enter one Schengen State automatically entitles you to travel to and from all the other Schengen countries. Maximum visa duration is three months. The Schengen states are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland). Please note: the UK and the Republic of Ireland are NOT in this agreement.
If you need a visa to enter the Netherlands, you must contact the nearest Dutch mission to your country of residence: a list of embassies and consulates. It is recommended you start applying at least three months before the intended date of travel. You can also call the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague on + 31 70 348 4844.
The documents you need vary depending on where you live, please check the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for comprehensive details about visa requirements.
Note: if another Schengen state is your main destination: you must apply to the consular authority of that country. If your stay in various Schengen states is of equal length, you must apply to the consular authority of the country through which you enter the Schengen Area.
To receive a standard visa invitation letter from EMBO, please send ALL details listed below and proof of registration for the conference to
. The sole intention of this invitation letter is to assist participants in the visa application process. It does not bind the organisers to provide financial support. Information on travel grants. No other financial assistance is available.
1. Full Name (exactly as it appears in your passport)
4. Date of Birth (DD/MM/YYYY)
5. Passport Number
6. Place of Issue (i.e. your national passport office)
7. Date of Issue (DD/MM/YYYY)
8. Date of Expiry (DD/MM/YYYY)
9. Institute & Faculty plus full postal address
10. Status: (i.e. BSc, MSc, predoc, post-doc, etc.)
11. Abstract to be presented at The EMBO Meeting