Short visits to CERN
25 Apr 2024







For all short visits to CERN please complete a Visit notice


UK residents do not require an entry visa for Switzerland nor France for short stays (Up to 90 days in any 180 day period in the whole Schengen area).

However, the Convention d'accueil document is required in all cases for non-EU citizens as it serves as a short-term work permit whilst at CERN. This applies for all visits to CERN, e.g. for meetings, workshops, shifts.

This document should be requested from your experiment secretariat prior to the visit. The request can made for multiple visits over a period of three years, or one individual visit. 

The 90 days rule applies even with the convention d'accueil.


UKLO has a number of commuter apartments in Meyrin available to short-term visitors to CERN. A bedroom can be booked in one of these apartments using the link below. The cost is 30CHF per night, which will be invoiced after the visit, we cannot charge to project and task codes.

UKLO commuter flat ​booking

Accommodation​ at CERN is also available onsite in CERN hostel

With a valid CERN account the booking can be made here: ​​Hostel booking with CERN account

Without a CERN account the booking can be made here: Hostel booking without CERN account


 ​Last updated 17/06/2024

Contact: McCullough, Kate (STFC,CERN,PPD)