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The official language of the GIA 2013 3rd International Symposium is English.


The Norwegian currency is the Norwegian Krone (NOK).

Approximate exchange rates are:
NOK 100 = EUR 13.1
NOK 100 = USD 16.7

For up-to-date information and currency calculator, follow this link.


The GIA 2013  will be pleased to send a letter of invitation to any individual making such a request. Please apply to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


For information about visa requirements, contact your nearest Norwegian Embassy or Consulate ( Citizens of the following countries can visit Norway to attend the GIA 2013 International Symposium without obtaining a visa (as of June 2012).

A: Andorra, Albania (holders of biometric passports), Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria
B: Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda (BDT C passport), Bosnia and Herzegovina (holders of biometric passports), Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria
C: Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic
D: Denmark
E: El Salvador, Estonia
F: Finland, France
G: Germany, Greece, Guatemala
H: Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR passports and BNO passports), Hungary
I: Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy
J: Japan
K: Republic of Korea
L: Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg
M: Macau (SAR passport), Macedonia (holders of biometric passports), Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro (holders of biometric passports)
N: The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua
P: Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal
R: Romania
S: San Marino, Serbia (holders of biometric passports), the Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Kitts and Nevis, Sweden, Switzerland
T: Taiwan (holders of Taiwanese passports that contain an ID card number)
U: The United Kingdom, Uruguay, United States of America
V: The Vatican City State, Venezuela.


Electrical power in Norway: 220 Volts AC, 50 Hz. Plugs have two round pins (European standard). Electrical appliances may need adapters.

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