Coming to the United States - Visa Information
For details that apply specifically to your country, please visit a website of the nearest US Consulate or Embassy (for the comprehensive list of Embassies, visit usembassy.gov). Review your visa status to determine if you need a US visa or visa renewal and to find out how to schedule an interview appointment, pay fees, and other vital instructions.
Please note that Visa letters will be only issued to:
Authors who have paid their registration fee in full;
Invited guests and speakers;
Persons known to the committee members.
NEW VISA WAIVER PROGRAM TRAVEL: All nationals and citizens of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries who plan to travel to the U.S. for temporary business or pleasure for 90 days or less are required by law to obtain travel authorization prior to initiating travel to the United States. This authorization can be obtained online through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), a free Internet application administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland security. For additional information about the ESTA please visit http://www.cbp.gov/esta. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is transitioning to enforced compliance of the ESTA requirement for VWP travelers. VWP travelers who have not obtained approval through ESTA should expect to be denied boarding on any air carrier bound for the U.S. Travelers from countries not in the VWP are still required to obtain a Visa prior to entry into the United States.
**All requests for visa letters should be addressed to the Local Chair Nadir Weibel: [email protected]