34th Annual FIRST Conference | Neart Le Chéile - Strength Together

COVID Travel & Visa Resources

Last updated November 2021

Participants of the conference are responsible for researching and booking their travel arrangements. Some tips and reminders before booking your travel arrangements:

  • Check with your local government regarding restrictions and guidelines for traveling to and from your country of origin
  • Check with your employer on travel restrictions or travel procedures currently in place
  • Be fully aware of and comfortable with all mandatory requirements and cancellation policies
  • Research and purchase travel insurance if it is a reasonable option for your budget
  • Book fully refundable airfare if it is a reasonable option for your budget

We appreciate your cooperation and collaboration as we navigate the return to in-person events.

Visa Applications & Letter of Invitation Requests

Conference attendees requiring a letter of invitation to attend the conference should contact the event team at events@first.org, after submitting your registration application. Please visit the Irish Immigration Service website to research your specific travel requirements.

*Please start the research process early and allow adequate time for any processing due to any unforeseen COVID-related delays.

  • The purpose of a “Letter of Invitation” is to assist participants who need to obtain a visa, or permission to attend the conference and is not an official invitation covering fees or other expenses.
  • A letter of invitation does not imply any financial support from the conference. All Letter of Invitation queries are fully vetted.
  • For rush requests, FIRST reserves the right to charge an administrative fee of $75 US to cover expedited shipping fees.

Conference registration will open December 2021. We will not accept letter of invitation requests until registration has opened.