IETF 69 - Visa and Letter of Invitation Information

For information about the United States Visa Policy, please visit the following website: Visa Policy

To determine if you need a visa, please visit the following sites:

Temporary Visitors to the US

Visa Waiver Program (VWP)

If you should need a visa, you can apply for one on-line at the U.S. Department of State Electronic Visa Application Forms.

If you need a visa, please remember that you should request a letter of invitation as soon as possible to apply for your visa well in advance of your travel!

Important steps to remember that in deteriming how long it can take to get a visa:
  1. Review your visa status, and find out if you need a U.S. visa or a renewal.

  2. Review the visa wait times information for interview appointments and visa processing at each embassy and consular section worldwide available on our 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.

  3. Plan on an interview at the embassy or consulate, which is required for most visa applicants. As part of the visa interview, a quick fingerprint scan should be expected. Applicants who need additional screening are informed during the application process.