Visa applications are contingent to a greater degree of
review than in the past, it is important to apply in advance of your scheduled
departure date. We urge everyone that
requires a Visa to travel to the U.S. to apply for the Visa as early as
at least 5 months before intended travel. We recommend that you visit travel.state.gov
for more information on the visa application process, including the nearest
U.S. Embassy or Consulate, estimated wait times, application and processing
fees. Please be accurate and specific when completing your visa application. Please
note, IADR has no influence or role in the visa process.
If you require an invitation letter for your visa
you must be registered for the in-person event, and have paid your registration rate in full for the
. If your visa application is denied you will be given the option to shift your registration category to attend
the meeting virtually (
RefundPolicy). When completing your
registration, please be sure to include all of the required passport details
needed for your invitation letter.
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 home country or permanent residence abroad. This may include documentation of the following:
- Family ties in home country or country of legal permanent residence
- Property ownership
- Bank accounts
- Employment contract or statement from employer stating that the position will continue when the employee returns
Applicants should present their entire trip itinerary, including travel to any countries other than the United States, at the time of their visa application.
Include a letter of invitation from the meeting organizer or the U.S. host specifying the subject, location and dates of the activity, and how travel and local expenses will be covered.
If travel plans will depend on early approval of the visa application, specify this at the time of the application. Provide proof of professional scientific and/or educational status (students should provide a university transcript).
Find Out What Kind Of Visa You Need
International Travel Document Requirements
Visitor Visa Information from the U.S. Department of State
Electronic System for Travel Authorization