Visa Information for Foreign Travelers

Please visit the U.S. Department of State web site for information about obtaining a Visa for entry to the United States: Department of State-Visas

Visa applications are currently subject to a greater degree of scrutiny than in the past and may take significant time for processing. Therefore, conference participants are advised to apply for a visa no later than 3 months prior to the conference.

Visa Waiver Program
Nationals of 38 participating countries may qualify for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) which enables to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. Please see the following site for information: Visa Waiver Program

Conference Invitation Letter
If you need a visa and would like a letter of invitation to the conference to help you obtain a visa, please contact Mila Shapovalov via after you submit your abstract (abstract submission opens March 9, 2015). Please provide the following information in your email:

  • Name
  • Institution
  • Address (Street Address, City, State, Postal Code, Country)
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number

The invitation letter will be sent as a PDF file unless otherwise instructed.