The European Society
of Human Genetics

Do you need a visa?

Do you need a visa for the Spain?

Important note

Visa applications take time. Participants requiring visa are recommended to apply at least 1-2 months prior to their planned departure to Barcelona.

Spanish embassies and consulates-general are independent decision-making agencies for visas, sometimes after specific checks have been made with other Schengen countries. You cannot appeal against the rejection of a visa application, neither can the ESHG intervene on your behalf in case of a rejection or to speed up the procedure.

Regulations and information

Spain is part of the Schengen Zone. In some cases you need a visa, application for which can be made at the Spanish Diplomatic and Consular Representations in your country of residence.

Who needs a Schengen visa?

How to get a visa for Spain?

Invitation letters

If you do require a visa for your entry to Spain (please see the top of the page for more information), the congress office can issue letters of invitation. For security reasons, letters of invitation can only be sent to bona fide individuals who have registered for the 2016 conference. A link to an application form for visa is given at the end of the conference registration form. You will be asked to indicate:

  • You full name (first name, middle initial, family name)
  • Date of birth
  • Passport number
  • Control number of your abstract (if applicable)


The ESHG cannot assume any liability regarding the complete- and correctness  of the information given on this page. Please contact your local Spanish embassy for more information.

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