Houses of Parliaments
London, United Kingdom - JUNE 11-15, 2012

Visa Information

The information compiled below is taken from UK Border Agency websites and should not be taken as advice from the SIGMETRICS/Performance organisers. For definitive answers to questions about visas, please visit the websites pointed at below and/or your local British embassy, consulate or High Commission. Do remember that the Visa application process might take longer than usual due to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics this year.

For an academic conference a "general visitors" visa should be sufficient, provided you do not work in the UK for money or charge the pubic for services. Please check the following for full details: General Visitors visa.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has a list of Embassies, Consulates, and High Commissions.

Also, do have a look at the general travel advice.

Invitation Letters

In some situations you may be required to supply an invitation letter, or similar, as part of your visa application. We will be happy to provide an official letter confirming the acceptance of your paper at SIGMETRICS/Performance, together with details of the conference venue and dates. If you need such a letter please email us.