International Attendees & Letter of Invitation

Apply Early for Your Visa or Passport!

Advance travel planning and early application are important, since visa applications are now subject to a greater degree of scrutiny than in the past. Applying for a visa can be a lengthy process.

We recommend that you begin the application process 4 to 5 months before your scheduled departure date. It is very important to start this process early!

For passport applications, allow a minimum of eight weeks for routine processing. Note this does not include mailing time. Expedited processing is also available at an additional fee.

For the most current requirements and those specific to your situation, please check with your local U.S. consulate or embassy or the U.S. Department of State Visa Services Information.