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Dear participants,


All foreign nationals wanting to come to France must be able to submit statutory documentary evidence at the border for the reasons for their stay, their means of support and accommodation arrangements.

As a rule, unless you are exempt*, you are required to have a visa. It must be applied for from the relevant French embassy or consulate in the applicant’s country of residence.

The type of visa required to enter France depends on the duration for the planned stay, and for stays of less than or not exceeding 90 days (3 months), you need to apply for a short-stay "Schengen" visa

Short-stay or “Schengen” visas allow holders to move freely in countries in the Schengen Area for stays not exceeding 90 days per period of 6 months from your first entry to the Schengen Area.
Schengen visas may be issued for one or several entries.


The host, Aix-Marseille University, will provide Invitation letters for a short-stay "Schengen" visa for the period of the 8th ICSPS.



If you need an invitation letter to apply for a visa to come to France, please send the following details to :

• Last name (as on passport):
• First name (as on passport):
• Country of origin:
• Company/organization:
• Passport number:
• Passport issue date:
• Authors can precise their paper ID and title of paper.

The Invitation letter will be sent to your e-mail, after which you should apply for the visa in your country of residence according to the requirements of the French embassy/consulate in your country. 

General information about visa procedures and exemptions are available here: For specific details, you can also visit the French embassy website of your origin country.


 Please note that invitation letters can be provided only after registration to the conference and only after reception of a proof of payment



* Foreign nationals holding ordinary passports exempt from visa requirements



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