International attendees are encouraged to apply for visas as early as possible. Registration refunds will not be issued for denied visas. As part of security procedures, applications for visas are sent to the U.S. State Department for a security review. For further information, visit the State Department website.
Tips for the Visa Application process:
Some foreign meeting participants may not need visas if they are citizens of any of the countries on the Visa Waiver Program. Travelers of the Visa Waiver Program are required to have a valid Machine-Readable Passports (MRP) issued by one of the 38 Visa Waiver Program countries. The validity of the passport must extend six months beyond the traveler's planned date of departure to the United States (unless exempted by country-specific agreements). Travelers must be eligible to use the VWP and have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel.
If your visa has been pending for at least 30 days and it's 14 days prior to the start date of the Annual Meeting & Expo, you should complete the Visa online questionnaire. Eligibility requirements are listed before you begin. Please note that individuals who have applied for dependent visas (such as F2 and J2) should not complete this questionnaire.
If you are on a student visa in the United States, you must have the following documents in order to be able to return back into the United States as advised by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement:
The DSO generally works in the International Student Office. You must have a current SEVIS Form I-20 endorsed for travel and your DSO needs to be able to verify that your SEVIS recordis accurate and up-to-date.
For more information on entry and exit requirements, please visit: https://www.ice.gov/sevis/travel.
SEVP Response Center Contact Information:
Phone: 703.603.3400 (available between 8:00am and 6:00pm ET on weekdays, except holidays)
Invitation Letters can be requested by individuals who have submitted an abstract or would like to attend the meeting and who have registered for the AMP 2023 Annual Meeting & Expo. Please send requests to the AMP Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) and make sure you include the following information:
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