Travel and Visa Guidance

As a welcoming global hub fostering international scientific collaboration, APS provides general information on obtaining a visa to assist those traveling internationally to attend our meetings.
Two hands exchanging documents

APS and the US scientific community have long supported improving and easing the challenges that scientists face when trying to obtain visas to the United States. APS is committed to the free circulation and travel of scientists and recognizes that science relies on global collaboration.

Resources to assist physicists outside the United States with obtaining a visa for work or event travel.

A visa document

APS provides visa resources to help international physicists easily prepare for a visit to the United States.

People in an airport

Find information for US citizens, US visitors, and residents about traveling outside of the US.

A woman participating in a meeting by writing on a Post-It note on a whiteboard

Organizing an international physics meeting in the United States will need planning ahead to ensure the attendance of international participants.

Travel grants and lectureships

APS travel grants and lectureships, as well as funding for caregivers, ensure that students and scientists can attend our meetings

Apply for travel funding

Meeting policies

Learn more about attending APS and unit meetings and events and prepare for your travel and to present your research.

View meeting policies


Two people sitting at a desk reviewing papers

Explore APS membership opportunities and benefits for physicists outside the United States.

APS offers pricing to remove barriers to attendance for scientists in lower-income countries.

A hand reaching out to touch a hologram-like globe

Through our international outreach activities and worldwide membership, APS serves as a welcoming global hub for physicists from around the world.

APS March Meeting attendees pose in front of an APS logo display.

Share your research, broaden your network, and connect with new opportunities.

Join your Society

If you embrace scientific discovery, truth and integrity, partnership, inclusion, and lifelong curiosity, this is your professional home.