Obtaining a Visa
If it is necessary for you to obtain a visa to attend this conference, you can find relevant information about the application process on the following website:
Apply for your Visa well in advance of your travel! Important steps to remember:
- Review your visa status, and find out if you need a U.S. visa or a renewal.
- Review the visa wait times information for interview appointments and visa processing at each embassy and consular section worldwide available on the U.S. Department of State website at Visa Wait Times. Visit the embassy or consular section website where you will apply for your visa to find out how to schedule an interview appointment, pay fees and any other instructions.
- Plan on an interview at the embassy or consulate, which is required for most visa applicants. As part of the visa interview, quick inkless fingerprint scans should be expected. Some visa applications require additional administrative processing, which requires some additional time. Applicants are advised when they apply.
Letter of Invitation
If you require a letter of invitation from ASME for your visa application, please submit a request for a letter of invitation.
At least one of the following criteria must be met in order to honor the request for a letter of invitation. The requesting party must either:
- Be an author of an accepted abstract and/or paper.
- Be a current ASME member.
- Have paid the advanced registration fee for this conference.
If you have a question, or would like additional information, please contact ASME Facilities at VISALetters@asme.org.
Visa Waiver Program
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables citizens of certain countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. These countries include:
|Republic of Korea
The Patriot Act legislated that all Visa Waiver Program travelers must have a machine-readable passport. For more information, please visit: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1990.html.