This page offers general information regarding requirements for visiting Spain. Since conditions may vary, we recommend contacting your local Spanish Embassy or Consulate for more information on Visa requirements. Visa Information provided by the Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores (Foreign Affairs Ministry).

If you are a citizen of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein:

All you need is your Identification Card, or a valid passport. Minors travelling with their ID card must have a document that shows parental authorisation.

If you are from any of the following countries:

Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Holy See, Singapore, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela All you need is a valid passport to enter Spain, where you can stay for a maximum of 90 days.

If you are from any other country, according to the criteria of the EU

You must request a Visa (English, French, Spanish language) at the Spanish Consulate of your country of residence. You will also need a valid passport.

For these cases, the Spanish authorities may ask documents showing where you will stay, confirmation of an organised tour, return air tickets, tourist circuit, or a personal invitation letter.

For Non-Authors (or authors needing a hard copy letter): You will need to firstly register for the conference and obtain a registration receipt. Once you have registered, please complete a ComSoc Visa Assistance Request Form at

For Authors: Authors can obtain visa letters through EDAS. Log onto your personal home page and into the paper you submitted; there will be a letter shaped icon (visa letter). Click on that link to create the visa letter to be generated (pdf format).

Important notice: It must be understood that official letters of invitation do not represent any commitment on the part of the IEEE HPSR 2011 Organization to provide any financial assistance.