11 April update: Please note that the UKVI is prioritising Ukraine Family Scheme applications in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the invasion of Ukraine, and so applications for study, work and family visas may take longer to process.
It is recommended to apply as early as possible for a visa as the application process can be time consuming.
Before applying for your visa, please check the latest information on travel to England from another country during coronavirus (COVID-19).
Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. In case of visa rejection, EASL cannot be held responsible and therefore cannot refund any registration and accommodation fees.
You are strongly advised to find out if you need a visa to enter the UK as early as possible, and should a visa be required, to apply as soon as possible. ‘Priority’ and ‘super priority’ visa services have been temporarily suspended for new study, work and family visa applications and Standard visitor visas and transit visas are currently taking an average of 6 weeks to process.
You can check if you need a visa via this link - https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa
You must apply and pay online for the visa using the link at https://www.gov.uk/apply-uk-visa
You’ll need to have your fingerprints and photograph (known as ‘biometric information’) taken at a visa application center (VAC – see below) as part of your application. The application will not be submitted until that process has been completed. You will be able to book an appointment to provide your biometric information at the end of the online application.
Find details of your nearest visa application center using this link: https://www.gov.uk/find-a-visa-application-centre
In support of your application, you should gather evidence of your circumstances, employment, ability to meet the costs of the trip and the arrangements in the UK. More details can be found via this link to the guide to supporting documents https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visitor-visa-guide-to-supporting-documents
If you have already registered for the conference, we would strongly recommend that you include a copy of the registration confirmation letter together with conference invitation letter to these documents.
IMPORTANT: Regulations are however subject to change. Please note that EASL is not responsible for the information provided on external websites. Congrex, the official registration agency, may help
registered delegates by providing a visa invitation letter.