Advice on entry to the UK and visas

To attend AERC2024 from outside the UK you will enter the UK as a "Standard Visitor on business", which allows you to attend a conference (and many other things) within a visit of up to six months. Most EU, EEA and Swiss citizens do not need a visa for this, and neither do many other nationalities, such as US, Japan or Australia. Information on visiting the UK as a standard visitor on business can be found here:

Unfortunately some nationalities will require a visa to enter the UK as a "Standard Visitor on business". In all cases you can check whether you need a visa at:

For this check, please select your nationality, and then "Work, academic visit or business" and "6 months or less".

If you do need a visa then you can apply at:

The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel. We are able to provide invitation letters confirming conference registration and acceptance of any abstracts for which you are the main presenter. You can request this when registering for the conference, or by contacting us at