The United Kingdom requires citizens of many foreign countries to obtain visas to enter the UK. If you are not a citizen and are intending to attend ICE 2017, please ensure that you obtain the correct visa to enter the country.
To find out whether you need a visa and how to apply to visit London, see the UK Border Agency website or check with your local British Embassy or other diplomatic representative before you travel. The rules change regularly, so you should check you have the most up to date information for your trip.
Following the recent referendum vote for the UK to leave the European Union, visa-free travel is still in place for citizens of member states of the European Union, including to and from the UK.
Obtaining a Visa
If you are required to have a visa for entry into the UK, it is your responsibility to apply for a passport, visa or any other required documents and to demonstrate to consular officials that you are properly classifiable as a visitor under the laws within the UK. ICE Show Management cannot assist you with the interview process, nor can anyone representing the sponsoring organizations call an embassy or consulate on your behalf to provide support for granting a visa. Should your application be denied, ICE Show Management can neither intervene in the process nor change the decision of the governmental agency.
Documents you must provide include:
- A current passport or other valid travel identification (You will need a blank page on both sides in your passport for your visa and your passport must be valid for your entire stay in the UK.)
- Evidence that you can support yourself during the trip, such as a bank statement or paycheck stubs from the last 6 months.
- You’ll also need to provide a certified translation of any documents that aren’t in English or Welsh.
Where to send your documents:
- You’ll be told where to send your documents once you apply.
- Any original documents you submit as part of your application will be sent back to you.
Additional Information needed:
- The dates you are planning to travel to the UK.
- Details of where you will be staying during your visit.
- How much you think/estimate your total trip to cost.
- Your current home address and how long you have lived there.
- Your parent’s names and dates of birth.
- Your yearly income.
You might also need:
- Details of your travel history for the past 10 years (as shown in your passport)
- Your employer’s address and telephone number.
- Your partner’s name, date of birth and passport number.
- The name and address of anyone who may be paying for part or all of your trip.
- The name, address and passport number of any family members you have (if applicable) living in the UK
- Details of any criminal, civil or immigration offenses you have committed.
Apply Online using the convenient Online Visa Application Form.
You’ll need to have your fingerprints and photography (known as biometric information) taken at a visa application centre as part of your application. Visit the Visa Application Centres for a full list by country. You may request a letter by selecting the box either online or on the printed registration form. Letters will be sent to those that are registered and fully paid. ICE Show management supplies this letter for visa purposes only. All expenses involved with attending the conference are the responsibility of the attending party. If your visa application is denied and AAPG received a copy of the denial by email or fax +1 918 560 2684 before 15 October 2017 your registration fee will be refunded, less a $75 processing fee.
Registering with Your Embassy
ICE Show Management suggests that tourists register with their country’s consulate or embassy when traveling.
London Travel Information
Official city guide to London, England: Visit London.