All foreign visitors desiring to enter France must have a valid passport. Depending on your citizenship, the stability of that country and the duration and reasons for your stay you may need to obtain a visa before coming to France.
To find out the visa requirement for your country, please visit the following website.
Time needed to apply for your visa:
Foreign participants should contact the French Embassy, Consulate, or Office of Tourism in their home country as soon as possible to determine their particular visa requirements. It can take from a few days to two months to process a visa application, depending on whether further investigation is necessary in the France. In exceptional cases, an investigation will take longer than two months. If you are travelling to the Schengen Area for the first time, you should certainly apply for your visa in good time to make sure that you can travel on the dates you planned.
French Consulates Abroad
To locate a French consulate near you, please visit the Maison des François de l'Etranger's website.
If you are in need of a letter confirming your participation in the IEEE MEMS 2012 Conference, please fill out the Request for Visa Assistance Form
If, for some reason, your visa application is denied, your registration fees will be refunded to you in full when appropriate documentation is provided.