Visa information


For many countries a visa is required for entry into the United States. We urge all participants to apply for visa as early as possible.


US Government information on visa for temporary visitors

US Government information on visa wait times at various Consular locations


For help with visa, or to request a letter of invitation, please contact Carol Soren, Conference Secretary (e-mail: carol.l.soren@vanderbilt.edu) or Local Organizing Commettee.


US Visa Waiver Program (VWP) for temporary visitors

Change to the Visa Waiver Program: Beginning January 12, 2009, all nationals and citizens of Visa Waiver Program countries will be required by law to obtain a travel authorization prior to initiating travel to the United States under the VWP. This authorization may be obtained online through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), a free Internet application administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through a U.S. government Web site: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov.

ESTA Advisory (pdf)

ESTA Fact Sheet (pdf)