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Resources for International Attendees

Visa Applications

Non-U.S. residents may need a visa to enter the United States for ENDO 2019. If you already have a U.S. visa, check the expiration date to ensure your visa will not expire before or during your planned travel dates. Please allow plenty of time to obtain a visa as the process may take longer than in years past due to increased rules and regulations.

Please contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate and begin the application process as soon as possible, but no later than three to four months before the meeting since the processing of visa applications can take as long as 8 weeks. For those who reside in countries that are on the U.S. State Sponsors of Terrorism List, it is advised that you start the application process 5-6 months in advance of the meeting.

Official information on the visa application process: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html

Visa wait times for specific countries: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/wait-times.html

Worldwide List of US Embassies and Consulates: http://usembassy.state.gov

Visa Waiver Program

International attendees who are nationals of countries listed in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) may be able to travel to the United States for 90 days or less without obtaining a visa.

To find out if you are eligible to participate in the Visa Waiver Program, please visit: https://www.dhs.gov/visa-waiver-program-requirements

Please note: All VWP travelers from the 27 eligible countries, regardless of age or type of passport used, must present individual machine-readable passports to enter the United States.

Letter of Invitation

To assist international attendees in obtaining a visa, the Endocrine Society will issue letters of invitation. To obtain a letter of invitation you must first register for the meeting and pay all registration fees in full. No letters will be issued without confirmation of a paid conference registration. Please send requests, including registration receipt, to ENDO@xpressreg.net. A letter of invitation will be emailed to you on Endocrine Society letterhead.

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