APS Meeting Visa Information
Important Visa Information
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Entering the U.S.
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Who is This Information For?
This visa information is for non-U.S. citizens/residents traveling to the U.S. for attendance at APS Meetings. If you plan other visits, such as business or vacation trips before or after an APS Meeting, this information may not be appropriate for your plans.
Please note that this information is given in good faith but regulations may change. The only authoritative sources of information about visas to the U.S. are U.S. Government websites. See Visa Help for a list of helpful government websites.
Visa DeadlinesATTENTION: APS cannot intervene with U.S. Embassies or consulates abroad or with the State Department in Washington, D.C., on behalf of any participant.
Apply Early for Your Visa
Prospective APS Meeting participants should familiarize themselves with visa requirements well in advance of their Meeting. APS encourages you to apply for your visa as early as possible, usually four to five months before your Meeting.
Visa Wait Times
Some consulates may have backlogs in scheduling visa interviews so applicants should first contact their consulates to find out how long the wait is for an interview and to estimate how long it may take to have a non-immigrant visa processed.
Current Visa Wait Times
Look up your consulate's wait times on the U.S. Department of State's list.
Visa Letters of Invitation
APS provides personalized letters of invitation to attendees of the April and March Meetings only. If you are attending the April or March Meeting and need a letter of invitation, fill out the Meeting Invitation Letter Request Form. A personalized letter will be emailed to you.
• Allow 7 to 10 days to receive your Letter of Invitation
• Make sure all your information is current and correct