Visa Information

Technologies for Sustainable Development: A Way to Reduce Poverty?

29-31 May, 2012 | EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland


Participants requiring a visa for entry to Switzerland are strongly advised to make their application in their home country at least two months before the intended date of travel.  As visa requirements vary for each country, please contact the nearest Swiss Embassy, Consulate or travel agency for more information. In addition, those who do not fly directly to Switzerland should note that a transit visa might be required for some countries in order to continue their travel to Switzerland.

► For further information on visa regulation please click here

► Please see the list of countries which require a visa here

► Find the contact information of the Swiss Consulate in charge of your visa here

If a letter of invitation is needed for the visa application, the Conference Secretariat can send this upon request after you have registered and payment for the registration fee has been received.

When contacting the Secretariat, please provide the following information:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Passport number
  • Date of Issue
  • Date of Expiry
  • Issuing Authority
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email
  • Purpose of  trip (i.e., to attend Tech4Dev 2012, Switzerland)
  • Duration of stay

The letter of invitation does not represent a commitment on the part of the Organizers to provide financial support.