related metrics presents an opportunity to trigger policy learning, action, and cooperation to bring cities closer to sustainable development.
SDEWES2018 Conference will be held in Palermo, Italy. Italy is a part of the Schengen area, for more information on the visa policy of the Schengen Area see here.
The Italian authorities may issue two types of visa. The visa type is indicated on the visa sticker in a special section and marked with the letters A or C. For coming to the conference, you will need a type C multientry visa. A uniform visa (type C) entitles its holder to free movement throughout the entire territory of EU Member States.
In principle, a visa application should be lodged at least 15 calendar days before the intended visit (as this is the normal processing time) and cannot be lodged earlier than three months before the start of the intended visit.
Who does not need a visa?
A short-stay visa (stay in the Schengen area of up to 90 days) is not required by:
If you are not sure whether you need a visa for coming to Italy, please contact your nearest Italian consulate/embassy.
Where to apply?
Information on the diplomatic missions and consular posts of Italy where you can submit your visa application is available here. Following its entry into the Schengen area, Italy is also represented in the visa procedure by some other Schengen States. Thus, at locations where Italy does not have a diplomatic mission or consular post authorised for conducting visa procedures, you may apply at the representations of Schengen States.
The Conference will issue a certified Letter of Guarantee, necessary to apply for a visa, only to registered participants with accepted papers, due to significant cost of such a Letter to the Conference. The participants may only request certified Letter of Guarantee as part of the registration procedure. The Participants are advised to start the visa procedure latest by beginning of July.