If it is necessary for you to obtain a visa to attend the WAAVP 2019 Conference, you can find relevant information about the application process on the following website:
It is encouraged that all delegates apply for their visa at least 4 months in advance of the conference.
Some consulates may have backlogs in scheduling visa interviews. Therefore, applicants should first consult the U.S. Department of State’s visa appointment and processing wait times website.
Names, dates, location and purpose of meeting;
Name, date of birth and passport number of the attendee;
Information on how transportation and local expenses are to be funded;
Information on the organization sponsoring the meeting and relationships to the attendee; and
Name, title, contact information (phone, fax, email, meeting Website) of person responsible for the meeting, in case the consular officer has further questions.
Delegates are eligible to apply for admission under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) if they are a citizen or national of one of the Visa Waiver Program countries listed below.
In addition, inbound travelers to the United States from Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries must comply with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) program. ESTA requires all international travelers from VWP countries to register in an online database. International travelers to the United States must go to the ESTA Web site and fill out an application before entering the country by air or sea.
For more information on VWP, ESTA and to apply now, please go here.
With respect to all references to “country” or “countries” in this document, it should be noted that the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, Pub. L. No. 96-8, Section 4(b)(1), provides that “[w]henever the laws of the United States refer or relate to foreign countries, nations, states, governments, or similar entities, such terms shall include and such laws shall apply with respect to Taiwan.” 22 U.S.C. § 3303(b)(1). Accordingly, all references to “country” or “countries” in the Visa Waiver Program authorizing legislation, Section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1187, are read to include Taiwan. This is consistent with the United States’ one-China policy, under which the United States has maintained unofficial relations with Taiwan since 1979.
An official Letter of Invitation to obtain a Visa and authorization to attend the WAAVP 2019 Conference will be issued ONLY after a completed Registration Form and full payment have been received. Please contact our registration department at WAAVP2019-registration at icsevents.com for further information.
Letters of Invitations will not be issued to parties who are not registered and/or paid in full. Should your visa application be denied, and you have given adequate time for processing from your country; a full refund on registration fees will be given.
In the event that a letter of invitation is desired before payment of the registration fee, please note that we cannot issue a proof of payment letter until after payment has been made in full. In our experience, the US visa application process requires proof of payment as proof of intent to participate in the conference for visitors from many countries. Without it, the likelihood of visa approval can be significantly jeopardized.