II Visegrad Plastic Surgery Congress
joined with International Plastic Surgery Flap Dissection Course
14 - 18 SEPTEMBER 2021
Brno Czech Republic
Visa & Invitation Letter Information
The organising company will start issuing the invitation/confirmation letters from June and the earliest possible date to apply for a visa at the embassy is 3 month in advance. The estimated duration for visas to be issued is 2 weeks.
Visitors from non-Schengen countries must possess a passport valid for at least a three month stay. To begin with participants are advised to locate their respective diplomatic missions or embassy. As offices aren’t available in all countries, it is necessary to either apply at an embassy representing the CZ (listed here) or to travel to an assigned embassy in another country (listed here). It is not possible to obtain a visa on arrival at Prague airport.
It is necessary that the applicant applies in person at the embassy. This is due to a new Visa Information System, which requires the collection of fingerprints. The list of countries that are a part of this new system is here.
Invitation letters are issued upon request of the applicant. Most embassies accept invitations issued by the organising company, nevertheless some may demand an official invitation letter issued by the alien police of the Czech Republic. In such case, additional fees apply and the estimated time of issuance is prolonged. It is therefore suggested to begin the visa handling as soon as possible, as the total processing time may be up to 5 weeks.
Conditions to issue the invitation letter are as follows: paid registration fee.
There are additional documents requested in order to apply for a visas at the embassy, these are listed here.
Reimbursement requests caused by visa denial or expatriation of the delegate will be handled on an individual basis.
For issuing the visa invitation letter please contact the Course Secretariat.
The nearest airports: Brno (12 km), Wien (150 km), Prague (230 km)
Currency and Banking: Czech koruna (CZK) is the official currency in the Czech Republic. Foreign currency exchange is available at most hotels, banks and exchange offices throughout the city. International credit cards are accepted for payment in hotels, restaurants and shops. Paying by cash in Euro is also possible in some restaurants and shops.
Electricity: The Czech Republic uses a 230 volt 50 Hz system, sockets are the standard European type and two-prong round pin plugs, with a hole for a male grounding pin. To use electric appliances from your country you may need a special voltage converter with an adapter plug.
Telephone: International Dialing for Czech Republic: Dial “+420” + Telephone number.
Weather: Brno is a city with a “mild continental climate”. The average temperature in September varies around 18 °C.
Liability & Insurance: The Course Secretariat and organizers cannot accept responsibility whatsoever for injury or damage involving persons and property during the meeting. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.
Force Majeure: Please note that in the case of force majeure the event organizer is relieved of all obligations. Force majeure includes any circumstance beyond the control of the event organizer, and that impedes permanent or temporary compliance, such as war, revolts, strikes, shut-out of workers, transportation difficulties, fire or severe disturbance affecting the event organisation or its suppliers.
Time Zone: The Czech Republic is on Central European Time – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus1 hour. From April to October is summer time, i.e. GMT + 2 hours.
Tipping: Service is usually included in the bill in bars and restaurants, but tips are welcome. If you consider the service good enough to warrant a tip, we suggest about ten percent.