Travel and Visas

Warsaw is the capital of Poland and its largest city. It is centrally located and easily accessible by air, train and road. The main airport, Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW) is located in the city and reachable by train/bus/taxi from city center within 25 minutes. Warsaw has direct air connections with several major airports in North America (ORD, EWR, YYZ, JFK), Asia (PEK, DOH, DXB, TLV, AMM), and Europe (FRA, MUC, ZRH, VIE, AMS, CDG, LHR, CPH, IST, MLP, SVO). There are also direct train and bus connections with major cities in Europe.

The Organizers of WIC 2014 have partnered with Lufthansa, Europe's largest airline, to provide participants with dedicated discounts for air travel to and from Warsaw.

To enter Poland you need a passport valid for at least 3 months after the date of your expected departure from Poland. Citizens of the Schengen Area (EU+some of the neighboring countries) may enter Poland without a passport, although we do not recommend this if you travel by air, as some confusion may occur at the border check.

For many countries there is no visa requirement to enter Schengen area, and hence Poland. The list of countries with corresponding visa requirements can be examined at the Web pages of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland

If you need a visa, contact the appropriate Polish Consulate. The information regarding procedures necessary to obtain appropriate Schengen Area (Polish) visa are outlined on the Web pages of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

On demand, the Organizers of WIC 2014 will issue an invitation letter for visa purposes, but only to registered participants of the Congress, who have already paid all their conference fees.

If you have  already registered and paid all the conference fees and need the invitation letter for visa purposes, you shall fill the invitation request form.

Warsaw - The Old Town

Panorama of Warsaw

Chopin statue in Łazienki park

University of Warsaw - Library and gardens

Warsaw - Palace in Łazienki park

University of Warsaw - WIC 2014 venue

University of Warsaw - Central Campus

Glimpse of modern Warsaw

Warsaw - Castle Square

Warsaw - Downtown by night

Warsaw - Royal Castle seen from the river

Warsaw University of Technology