Visa Information for Foreigners

Official Letter of Invitation to obtain a visa.

Since your visa request needs to be accompanied by a registration confirmation, the Letter of Invitation can be downloaded during the registration procedure. Please note that this letter is not a commitment on the part of the organisers to provide any financial support. The PSWC Organising Committee, FIP Headquarters, MCI Amsterdam and MCI Australia cannot be held responsible for registrations that need to be cancelled after a visa declination. Please note that terms of cancellation are applicable in all circumstances, also if a visa is officially refused to the participant. 


For those requiring visas for Australia, the follow steps need to be undertaken:

  • Determine here which visa you should apply for .
  • Apply for your visa at least 6–8 weeks before your intended date of travel to Australia (or two weeks for online applications) as visa processing times may vary.
  • Consider Australia's health and character requirements, which you will have to meet as part of the visa application process.

Please Visit:
Fact Sheet 79 – The Character Requirement
Fact Sheet 22 – The Health Requirement

  • If you are not from an eVisitor or ETA eligible country, ensure you obtain a confirmation of your registration, or a letter of invitation, to attach to your paper-based visa application.
  • Lodge paper-based visa applications at the Australian visa office nearest to your current country of residence.
  • For more information, please go to the Immigration Offices Outside Australia

For more detailed information on the requirements of obtaining an Australian Visa, please visit the Australian Department of Immigration