A MESSAGE TO OUR INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITORS & ATTENDEES:
U.S. Visas are issued by American consular officials according to the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Some consulates receive hundreds of visa applications each week. Federal regulations now require more thorough visa processing than previously. Security checks are required for most visitor visas, resulting in a process that may take three months or more from the time of the visa application. Citizens of certain countries must have an invitation in hand before they can obtain a passport from their government and then apply for a U.S. entry visa.
Letters of invitation can only state those things about the applicant that the signer of the letter can verify. Therefore if you are requesting a letter of invitation we ask that you include the following information:
Tips for Successful Visa Applications
Visa applicants are expected to provide evidence that they are intending to return to their country of residence. Therefore applicants should provide proof of binding or sufficient ties to their residence abroad. This includes documentation of:
Remember, apply for your visa as early as possible, at least three months before it is needed. Contact the nearest U.S. consulate or embassy for details on visa application procedures at that post.
Complete the information request below to apply for a letter of invitation. Complete a new form for each person who will be attending the event. The World Pet Association (WPA) will not cover travel expenses, living expenses, etc. No sponsorship is implied or offered.
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