How it works
1. What information do I need before I start?
In order to complete the process you will need the information detailed below. All information
must be as it appears in the passport or other official photo identification document which
the participant intends to present at the registration desk.
- Complete name as it appears on official photo identification
- Date of birth
- Passport or other photo identification number (drivers license, etc.)
- Email address
2. How do I create an account?
Go to UNFCCC Online Registration to request account creation.
Once you request account creation, you will receive an e-mail with the confirmation link.
Please follow the link and finish the account creation procedure. You will receive another e-mail with your
login name, password and further instructions. The online system recognizes only valid e-mail addresses.
3. What else do I need to do?
Accreditation requests must be supported by the following documents:
- Letter of assignment on official letterhead of a media organization signed by the Publisher or
Editor-in-chief indicating the name of the media representative and duration of assignment.
- Copy of a valid press card. In the absence of a press card, you may submit additional materials, in
line with the UN criteria. Please refer to the system or the online FAQs for more information.
Materials are scanned into a graphics format (.pdf .gif .jpg .tif) and uploaded into the system. There
is a file size limit of 4 MB. This replaces the previous system of submitting accreditation documents
via e-mail. The secretariat will not accept materials sent separately by e-mail.
If there are any problems with your application, or additional information is needed, you will be contacted.
4. How long does it take to get accredited?
Every effort will be made to issue the accreditation as soon as possible. However, it may take 3 to 5
working days to obtain confirmation of your accreditation.
Please check the status of your application online, in the personal profile that you created.
Do not call the press office for updates on your accreditation.
5. My accreditation was approved, now what?
Once you have received confirmation of your accreditation, you will be registered for the conference.
Print out the Registration Acknowledgment Form and bring it with you to the conference.
You may collect your badge on-site at the registration desk at the conference venue. Registration
usually opens the weekend before the meeting starts.
Your photo will be taken at the registration station; it is not necessary to send a photo in
advance. You must present the same valid photo ID as used in your profile.
The names and information entered are for purposes of identification and verification only. Required
information is used for accreditation and statistical purposes and will not be published for general access.
This information will be retained in the system for use at future sessions, unless a written request to
remove it is received from the media concerned.
Letters of assignment and copies of press cards are not retained. For each meeting a new letter of
assignment must be submitted and copy of a valid press card, if it has expired since the last meeting.