Getting a VISA to attend Belfast 2018

VISAs, some people need them, some people don't. Delegates are expected to find out if they need a visa to enter the United Kingdom

Northern Ireland is a constituent part of the United Kingdom, meaning it has exactly the same entry requirements as England, Scotland and Wales. Citizens of the UK and Crown Dependencies can travel to Northern Ireland without a passport and have the automatic right to reside and work. Once you are admitted into the UK from any other port-of-entry in England, Scotland and Wales, you can freely enter Northern Ireland within your time limit without going through passport control again. Citizens of the European Union do not require a visa, and have permanent residency and working rights in the UK. Delegates are expected to find out if they need a visa to enter the United Kingdom

Most countries will require a visa, which can be obtained from the nearest British Embassy, High Commission or Consulate.

While there is no passport control on the land border between Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, visitors must still carry the required documents that permit them entry to the UK (passport, visa, identity card or documentation, depending on nationality).

Most airlines insist on identification when flying, such as a driving licence or passport. For more information of UK Immigration and visa requirements, see the UK’s Home Office website

Please note that it can take 6 to 8 weeks to process a Visa Application and early application is recommended. Please also note that the Organising Committee, or it's agents, cannot accept any responsibility in connection with Visa Applications and the normal cancellation policy, for registration fees and hotel deposits, will apply in the event that a delegate is unable to attend the conference due to late submission of their visa application and/or rejection of same.