Do not delay in making VISA arrangements for entry into the United States if needed. Such arrangements are the responsibility of authors and other participants.
United States VISA requirements for entry by non-immigrants
Visa applications are now subject to a greater degree of scrutiny than in the past. For many applicants, a personal appearance interview is required as a standard part of visa processing. Additionally, applicants affected by these procedures are informed of the need for additional screening at the time they submit their applications and are being advised to expect delays.
Changes for entry by citizens of Visa Waiver Program & Participating Countries:
Starting October 1, 2003, each Visa Waiver Program traveler must present a machine-readable passport (MRP) at the U.S. port of entry to enter the U.S. without a Visa; otherwise a non-immigrant visa is required.
Additional information can be found on the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Visa Services Web site at http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html
The US-VISIT program requiring foreigners to be fingerprinted and photographed before entering the United States is being expanded to include millions of travelers from 27 countries who had been allowed to travel within the US without visas for up to 90 days. To-date, the 27 countries are: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Canadians are not required to have visas and are not part of the visa-waiver program.
Visa Assistance from IEEE Communications Society
ComSoc can only provide letters for attendees who meet one or more of the following requirements:
- Have submitted a technical paper for review
- Are the author/presenter of an accepted technical paper, tutorial, workshop or application session
- Are registered for the conference with full payment
To request a Visa Assistance letter click here