LETTERS FOR VISA APPLICATIONS
If you need to apply for a visa to participate in one or several events at Cirm, this is what you should do:
1. Apply/Pre-register online for the event in question. Please enter your contact details carefully.
2. Wait until you receive a message accepting you in the event and telling you to contact the International Coordinator if you need to apply for a visa.
3. Forward the confirmation message in full to the International Officer. Also include your full name exactly as it appears on your passport, your passport number and the full name of your institution. Attach a scanned copy of your passport (photo page) if at all possible.
Visa letters are prepared after the deadline for pre-registration has passed, once the organizers have indicated their detailed budget in their intranet environment. As long as the budget is not completed, no visa letter can be sent out.
ONLY an official letter of confirmation of registration from Cirm can be used to request travel authorization or a visa for participation in an event at Cirm.
Cirm will never supply a "Convention d'accueil" from the Préfecture - this is not necessary for the type of events staged at Cirm.
ONLY actual participants in the event can be granted a letter from Cirm. Cirm does not provide letters for visa application for any accompanying person.
NB: the letter will include the exact address of our centre Cirm where you will "normally" be hosted (if our hotel is full you may have to be lodged at nearby university accommodation. This will be indicated to you).
Please note that Cirm is hosting more and more participants (over 5000 due in 2019 and more than half from abroad). As a result we only intend to provide 1 bilingual letter of confirmation (French / English) per request.
Jean-Morlet Chair Coordinator
Contact : +33 (0)4 91 83 30 34
Fax : +33 (0)4 91 83 30 17