Invitation letter for institute purposes or events

Please note that this kind of letter is only valid for institute purposes and cannot be used to request a short or long term Swiss Visa.

This invitation will be the only document issued. If you plan to come to CERN and have no card de legitimation please note that a Convention d'Accueil is required in all cases as it serves as a work permit in France for nationals of countries who are not members of EEE & who are not Swiss. If you don't have any please submit a request for Convention only. 

How to request an Invitation Letter:

To start the procedure, the following information (together with a scan copy of your passport) is to be sent to

  • First Name
  • Family Name
  • Birth Date
  • Birth Place
  • Nationality
  • Home Address and Phone (in the US if you live there)
  • E-mail
  • Passport no. and Type (ordinary or special)
  • Passport Issue Date
  • Passport Expiration Date
  • Employer/Institute's Name, Address and Phone
  • Exact dates of stay at CERN

During your stay at CERN

  • Name of the Funding Institute
  • Name of the Project
  • Name of the Team Leader (TL)
  • Name of your supervisor if different than the TL