Your Arrival at CERN


On your first working day at CERN, you should report at 9 a.m. to the Reception desk on the ground floor of building 33. 

If you arrive before your first working day and between Monday and Friday, give your name to the hostess at the Reception desk in building 33, otherwise inform the Guard at Entrance B.

They will indicate to you where to go and will tell us you have arrived. You must inform us before arrival if you come outside opening hours and / or Saturday or Sunday.


Access in and out of CERN site is strictly controlled by the site guards. They will have your name but we must announce your arrival, when it is outside normal opening hours.

If your supervisor meets you, then contact us as soon as possible to tell us you have arrived at CERN.


Please note that you will be required to present the following documents on your arrival:


-Your passport with visa (if relevant) + 1 copy to give us

-Your insurance policy (travel insurance) + 1 copy

-Certificate of enrolment/registration at your University/Institute + 1 copy

-If you have an external funding source - TRAINEE registration form filled in + 1 copy

-If you have CERN SUMM contract - your contract signed + 1 copy

-Medical form

-Letter of invitation

-Convention d'accueil - if you have not yet received the document it will be given to you at CERN



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