The International Conference on High Performance Computing & Simulation
July 1 – July 5, 2013
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 takes several weeks. DO NOT wait.
Check with the Finnish Consulate or Embassy for their requirements and time constraints very early on. The time may vary due to the summer season. The visa issued will be a Schengen visa, which is valid for travel in all Schengen member states (unless otherwise indicated). For visa requirements, travel documents accepted by Finland, the list of countries whose nationals must be in possession or not of visas when crossing the external borders, where you apply, application forms, processing charges and time, types of visa, please visit the consular information on the web site of Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland at
It is advisable to have a minimum of six months validity on your passport from the date of your entry into Finland.
Finland has an extensive network of Consulates and Embassies abroad that provide a series of services. Get to know the services provided by the Consulates at:
Information for foreign nationals
In this section you will find basic information on the requirements for entry into Finland, visas, and the main regulations related to nationality:
Requirements for entry into Finland: http://formin.finland.fi/public/default.aspx?nodeid=15720&contentlan=2&culture=en-US
Applying for a Schengen Visa and application form http://formin.finland.fi/public/default.aspx?nodeid=35334&contentlan=2&culture=en-US
All visa inquiries must be handled by the HPCS 2013 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, working emails, as well as the name of the symposium/workshop/track you are attending. (Authors of papers/posters should also include the paper’s title and number).
Email Subject: Visa Letter HPCS 2013
Please note that HPCS does NOT issue formal letters of invitation to any of its track/workshop participants.
Only registered authors, sponsors, exhibitors, and participants may receive such support letters.