Event coordinated by the Hepatitis B Foundation

Visa Information and Entry Requirements


Prior to traveling to France for the 2022 HBV Meeting, please review https://france-visas.gouv.fr/en/web/france-visas/ai-je-besoin-d-un-visa  to clarify your Visa requirements. The Conference Organizers recommend that if required, you apply for a visa as soon as your attendance is confirmed, as visa requests can often take months to process.

To apply for a visa please visit:  https://france-visas.gouv.fr/en/web/france-visas/visa-application-guidelines

Visa processing times vary depending on the nationality of the applicant, the purpose of the stay and the local visa issuing conditions.

To apply for a short-stay visa, the application must be submitted at least two weeks prior to your planned visit; however, it can not be submitted more than 6 months prior to your planned visit. It is the responsibility of the applicant to take the necessary precautions in terms of respecting deadlines when an appointment system is in place.

Certain types of visa require special checks (e.g. civil status, etc.) or consulting different French authorities, which may extend the processing time.



The 2022 HBV Meeting Congress Secretariat would be pleased to provide letters of invitation to Delegates registered for the conference to assist in their visa applications for travel to France. In order to be issued an invitation letter, the participant must be registered for the Congress.

For registration, please click the Registration link. Please note that while the letter will be an official invitation, applicants are responsible for all costs of attending the Congress. Application for a visa must be made by the person to whom this letter is addressed, and directly to the appropriate French Embassy/High Commission. The Congress Secretariat will not apply for a visa on your behalf. For details, please visit the Citizenship and Immigration France website https://france-visas.gouv.fr/en/web/france-visas/ Once your registration is complete and paid in full, please send your request for a Letter of Invitation to info@hbvmeeting.org