Travel and visa

Entry to the country is granted to all foreigners taking part in congresses organised in the Netherlands, regardless of their nationality. Delegates must, of course, meet the normal requirements, i.e. they must possess valid travel documents and sufficient means of support. Delegates requiring a visa for entry to the Netherlands are strongly advised to make their application in their home countries at least three months before the intended date of travel. Visa application procedures are easier when the acknowledgement of registratlon is included.

Letter of invitation

The Conference Secretariat will send Letters of Invitation only to registered participants upon request. It should be understood that this Letter is only to help delegates to raise travel funds or to obtain a visa and is not a commitment on the part of the organisers to provide any financial support. Applications for a letter of Invitation should be received by the Congress Secretariat (Eurocongres Conference Management) before 1 May 2002. As the Dutch embassies in foreign countries only accept original letters, the Conference Secretariat will NOT be able to send you a letter of invitiation by fax or e-mail. Please take this into consideration. Applications received after 1 May 2002 will not be dealt with. Refunds cannot be made because of visa applications not being granted.


In registering for 31st ICHEP participants agree that neither the organising committee nor the conference secretariat assume any liability whatsoever. Delegates are requested to make their own arrangements in respect of health and travel insurance.

Programme changes

The organisers cannot assume liability for any changes in the programme due to external or unforeseen circumstances.