Everyone entering Ireland must have a valid passport, or in the case of European Union Member States, a national identity card. Visas are required for some countries. Delegates should check with their local Irish representation.

Please note that it can take up to 6-8 weeks to process a visa application and early application is recommended. The Conference Organising Committee, or its agents, cannot accept any responsibility for visa applications. Where a delegate is unable to attend because of failure to obtain a visa on time, the normal cancellation policy for registration fee and accommodation will apply.

If you need to apply for a visa, please register for the conference, pay your registration and accommodation fees in full and request a visa letter from Conference Partners at

Please note the Irish Embassy will only accept a visa letter if it states that the delegate has registered for the congress and has paid their registration fee and accommodation fees in full. The Irish Embassy will only accept original letters from us so please allow enough time for us to post the visa letter to you.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has primary responsibility for Ireland’s visa policy.

The Department of Foreign Affairs

For more information on legal requirements for visiting Ireland

A valid driving license is required to drive in Ireland.

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