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Request Invitation Letter for Visa Purposes

Invitation for Visa Application

For many people, letters of invitation help smooth the visa process and we wish to support international attendees in their efforts to secure the needed travel documentation. However, in order to receive a letter of invitation, the meeting organizers must be assured that you intend to attend the meeting if your travel request is granted.  Individuals that require an official letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa and authorization to attend the meeting must first register for the meeting and then request a Visa Letter of Invitation.

We require that you provide your full name, address and email for us to process the electronic official letter of invitation. The letter of invitation does not financially obligate the ISSX / JSSX Scientific Meeting organizers in any way. All expenses incurred in relation to the meeting are the sole responsibility of the attendee. Please note that we cannot guarantee that you will receive a visa. The decision to grant visas is at the sole discretion of the embassy/consulate. The meeting organizers cannot change the decision of the governmental agency should your application be denied.  Due to the costs involved, we cannot send letters of invitation via express mail services.

To request a letter of invitation in order to attend the meeting, please email (indicate "invitation letter" in subject line) Zoë Fuller at ISSX at zfuller@issx.org.


Visitors/Non-immigrants — Traveling to San Francisco

Many citizens from other countries are required to obtain a visa to enter the United States. For the most up-to-date information and step-by-step guide, visit: http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html.


Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) requires all citizens of the United States, Canada, Mexico and Bermuda to have a passport or other accepted document that establishes the bearer's identity and nationality to enter or depart the United States from within the Western Hemisphere. For more information, please visit: http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1200693579776.shtm.

Advance travel planning and early visa application are important. It is recommended that you apply early for your visa (at least six to nine months prior to the meeting).

 

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