Visa & Immigration

Traveling to London from Abroad

Although foreign nationals may enter the UK via any of the various airports and seaports across the country, the most direct way to get to London is to fly commercially to one of the airports below:

    • Heathrow (LHR)
    • Gatwick (LGW)
    • Luton (LTN)
    • Stansted (STN)
    • London City (LCY)

All of the above airports are connected to London’s public transportation network and are easily accessible from the conference venue.


Conferences attendees fall under the Standard Visitor Visa category according to the current UK immigration law. Please check with your local British Embassy on specific requirements affecting citizens of your country before making any travel arrangements.

You may also visit the UK Visas and Immigration website where you can find detailed information about the UK visa application process.  The website also comes with an online tool that will assist you in determining whether or not a visa is required to enter the country.

Sponsorship / Guarantees

  • The secretariat will NOT issue any  Letter of Sponsorship or Letter of Guarantee if you are required to do so by the government. It is the participants’ sole responsibility to obtain such documents.
  • The secretariat will not refund anyone for cancellations due to visa rejections or participant’s inability to enter the country.
  • We cannot change the decision of the UK Visas & Immigration or any other departments, nor will we appeal to the government on behalf of the applicant.
  • All questions/concerns regarding the status of your visa should be directed to the UK Embassy in YOUR HOME COUNTRY.