Visa requirements & Letter of invitation

You should check the website if a passport is sufficient or a visa is required for travelling to France.

If a visa is required, you must apply for a visa to the French Consulate of your country of residence. You will also need a valid passport. The French Consulate may ask documents showing where you will stay, return air tickets, a personal letter of invitation, or others. You may also be asked to show proof of having enough financial resources to support yourself during your stay in France. Since conditions may vary, we recommend to contact your local French Consulate for more information on current requirements. More details can be found on the website

For any request about your invitation letter for visa application, please contact: Christine de Charsonville. The provided name must exactly match that on your passport. If you are presenting a paper, include the title. SII 2019 reserves the right to ask for further information regarding e.g. the company or affiliation of the applicant to ensure the validity of requests. Note that invitation letters do not include any commitment on the part of SII 2019 organizers to provide financial support of any kind.

All letters of invitation will be sent in PDF form to the email address provided. You are responsible to take care of your own visa application. SII 2019 organizers will NOT send letters of invitation to consulates or contact them in any other way.