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Travel Information & Visa Request

How to Apply for a Visa

ICC 2017 welcomes participants from around the world. Please find important information below regarding travel to the United States.

The U.S. requires the citizens of many foreign countries to obtain visas to enter the United States. If you are not a U.S. citizen and are intending to travel to ICC 2017, please ensure that you obtain the correct visa to enter the country.

The information below is subject to change, so be sure to check details specific to your situation at http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english.html.

Visa Waiver Program

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of 38 participating countries (at the time of writing; subject to change) to travel to the U.S. for tourism or business (visitor [B] visa purposes only), for stays of 90 days or less, without obtaining a visa.

More information on the VWP

Countries included within the VWP are:

Andorra

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Brunei

Chile

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Monaco

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Portugal

San Marino

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

United Kingdom

 

ESTA

In order to travel without a visa on the VWP, you must have authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to boarding a U.S. bound air or sea carrier. ESTA is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) automated web-based system to determine eligibility to travel without a visa to the United States for tourism or business.

Apply for an ESTA today

Visas from Countries Not Covered by the VWP

Citizens of countries not covered by the VWP must obtain a visa through their local U.S. Embassy. They are advised to allow up to four months to obtain a visa for entry into the U.S. Please note that fees are applicable to visa applications. See the links below for more information:

Registration Information and Invitation Letters

ICC 2017 Registration will open in November, 2016.

When you register for the conference from outside the United States, and your country DOES NOT participate in the Visa Waiver Program (see list above), ICC 2017 will provide a letter of invitation upon request. You must first register for the ICC 2017 Conference and Exhibition to be eligible to request a letter of invitation..

Due to the fact that an application for a visa can be a lengthy process, ICC 2017 recommends that you start your visa application process early: 90 to 120 days prior to the conference.