The participants who need to apply for a visa should begin the visa application process as soon as possible. This could be very lengthy process that will take several weeks. DO NOT wait. Check with the Turkish Consulate or Embassy for their requirements and time constraints very early on.
Most of the travelers to Turkey require a visa. For some of them visas can be obtained at the port of entry in Turkey, otherwise from the Turkish Consulate General or Turkish Diplomatic Missions of their home countries.
For the first category, sticker type visas are issued at the port of entry and allow staying in Turkey for up to 90 days.
It is advisable to have a minimum of six months validity on your passport from the date of your entry into Turkey.
For more information, please visit the consular information on the web site of Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Republic of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Visa Information For Foreigners. Also http://www.mfa.gov.tr/default.en.mfa.
All visa inquiries must be handled by the HPCS 2011 Registration Chairs. Please send your request for a letter in support of a visa application to the Registration Chairs at the emails listed on the Registration site. Include your name, affiliation, mailing address, phone and fax numbers, as well as the name of the symposium/workshop you are attending. (Authors of papers/posters should also include the paper’s title and number).
Email Subject: Visa Letter HPCS 2011
Please note that HPCS does not issue formal letters of invitation to any of its conferences/workshops.
Only registered participants will receive such support letters.