Visa Information:

It is the responsibility of the meeting participant to investigate the visa requirements for the Netherlands and apply for a visa, if deemed necessary. Visa should be applied for by 1 June 2018 to ensure adequate processing time.


Visas: General Information

A Schengen visa is an option should you want to visit the Netherlands for a maximum of 90 days and is dependent on your nationality. Visa applications must be applied for from the relevant Dutch embassy, consulate or representing consular Schengen office in your country of residence.

Your nationality will determine whether or not you will be required to apply for a visa. You are requested to visit this website for more information including the full visa application process and requirements. Kindly note all of the documents to be submitted when applying for a visa for business purposes and  visa application rules differ from country to country. The visa application form can be downloaded here.

If you require a visa, you will need to obtain and submit an official letter of invitation from the summit organizers to help facilitate the visa process. Please note that letters of invitation are only issued to registered and paid/approved participants. You can email a request for a letter of invitation to


Customs Requirements

There are certain goods that are illegal to bring into the Netherlands and others that require a duty payment. For a comprehensive list of what is allowed and prohibited by  Dutch customs regulations, please click here. Should you be travelling with medication, please refer to this page on which medicines fall under the Opium Act for Schengen countries. If the medicine you will be taking to the Netherlands is listed in the Opium Act, you will need to apply for a Schengen certificate.