RIWC Visa Information

Some nationals will require a travel visa to enter Ireland (and the Schengen area). Participants are urged to contact the Irish Embassy or Consulate in their home country promptly to ascertain their visa requirements.

It is the participant’s sole responsibility to secure the necessary visa to attend the Retina International World Congress.

The application process should be initiated at least 3 months before departure. Fighting Blindness and Retina International cannot aid participants with their visa applications or intervene with Embassies or Consulates on behalf of any participant.

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Letter of Invitation (for Visa Application):

During the registration process, a visa invitation letter might be necessary. Please note that we can only provide a Letter of Invitation once a delegate has completed full registration for the Retina International World Congress. If desired, the expenses for a hard copy of the invitation letter sent via express courier must be prepaid.

Please be aware that the visa invitation letter is specifically designed to help participants to only obtain a visa for permission to attend RIWC24. However, it does not imply any commitment from the organisers to cover expenses or offer financial support. All conference-related expenses are the sole responsibility of the participant.