World Routes 2017

The 23rd World Route Development Forum

Barcelona, Catalonia
23 – 26 September 2017

Visa Information

Visa Information 

The visa invitation letter request process is now open for World Routes 2017. 

Visitors from the Schengen Treaty member states may travel to Spain without a visa. The Schengen states include; Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. 

Other countries that also do not require a visa include Andorra, Anguilla, Argentina,Australia, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria,Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Montserrat, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Panama, Paraguay, Romania, Saint Helena, San Marino,Singapore, Spain, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom,United States, Uruguay, US Virgin Islands, Vatican City, Venezuela. 

All visitors from any country not mentioned above should contact their local Spanish Embassy or Consulate to apply for a visa. The process can take up to 2 weeks so you should apply for your visa at the earliest possible time. 

Please allow 5 days for your visa letter to be processed.

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Visa Invitation Letter 

In addition to the visa application form, relevant fees and photos may be required; embassies may also require a letter of invitation from the inviting company. Should you require such document from our host the Government of Catalonia, please complete the electronic request form in full ensuring accuracy throughout, in particular your full name as it appears on your passport. 

Most embassies and consulates accept a scanned copy of the invitation letter and therefore the Government of Catalonia will issue the letters to applicants via email as an attachment. If your Embassy or Consulate does not accept an electronic copy, please select an alternative format in the ‘Format Options’ section of the request form. 


Please note – invitation letters will only be issued to individuals registered to attend the event. Please allow 5 days to process your visa invitation letter.

Should you have any questions relating to visas or the visa invitation letter procedure please contact us on