Tips for Foreign Scientists Traveling to U.S. Meetings
Looking for more information concerning traveling to the U.S. for the Annual Meeting? Select the link above to view a webinar from an experienced immigration attorney that will discuss existing and new policies affecting visas for non-U.S. citizens who wish to attend scientific meetings in the United States.
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International attendees are encouraged to apply for visas as early as possible. Registration refunds will not be issued for denied visas. As part of security procedures, applications for visas are sent to the U.S. State Department for a security review. For further information, visit the State Department website.
Tips for the visa application process:
Some foreign meeting participants may not need visas if they are citizens of any of the countries on the Visa Waiver Program. Travelers of the Visa Waiver Program are required to have a valid Machine-Readable Passports (MRP) issued by one of the 38 Visa Waiver Program countries. The validity of the passport must extend six months beyond the traveler's planned date of departure to the United States (unless exempted by country-specific agreements). Travelers must be eligible to use the VWP and have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel.
If your visa has been pending for at least 30 days and it's14 days prior to the start date of the Annual Meeting & Expo, you should complete the Visa online questionnaire. Eligibility requirements are listed before you begin. Please note that individuals who have applied for dependent visas (such as F2 and J2) should not complete this questionnaire.
Invitation Letters can be requested by individuals who have subbmitted an abstract or would like to attend the meeting and who have registered for the AMP 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo. Please send requests to the AMP Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) and make sure you include the following information: