Letters of Invitation for Visa Process
Process for issuing Letters of Invitation for application of Visa is different for authors and for participants.
In principle, foreigners wishing to enter Japan (with the exception of nationals of these countries)
are required to apply at an overseas Japanese diplomatic establishment (embassy or consulate) for a visa to be stamped in or attached to their passport valid for travel to Japan.
A) For authors
Authors should satisfy all the following conditions from 1) to 5).
1) have submitted their final manuscripts
2) have registered for the conference and paid the registration fees
3) have booked their accommodations
4) have filled out the "Visa Information Form" (print the indicated file)
5) have sent the form to the SICE2008 Secretariat (the mail address is given on the form)
After the confirmation that the author has filled the above conditions 1-5, the president of SICE will issue the Letter of Invitation to the author.
B) For participants
Participants other than authors should satisfy all the above conditions from 2) to 5).
After the confirmation that the participant has filled the above condition 2-5, the general chair of SICE2008 will issue the Letter of Invitation to the participant.
Please allow ample time for processing requests.
The SICE is not able to contact any embassy in support of an individual attempting to gain entry to attend the SICE2008 Conference.
Because the application for a visa can be a lengthy process, we recommend that you start your visa application process as soon as possible.
For more information on Japanese Visas, please read
General information for visiting Japan. (The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)