Symposium welcomes visitors from around the globe. Below are resources SCAA has compiled to help make your travel experience as convenient and successful as possible.
Apply for Your Visa Early |
Advanced travel planning is important as visa applications are subject to a great degree of scrutiny. Applying for a visa can be a lengthy process, so we recommend that you start early. Begin the application process five to six months before the Event. Note: many embassies require proof of registration before granting a visa.
Not all countries require an interview, so it is recommended to check your local consulate office if this will be required. It’s also advisable to ask how long is the wait as some consulates may have backlogs in scheduling visa interviews. Visa wait times are available at http://travel.his.com/visa/temp/wait/wait_4638.html
SCAA Letter of Invitation |
Letters of Invitation are available through the event registration process. To obtain a visa letter, please register for The Event. Your visa letter will be automatically generated through the system and you will be able to obtain a free electronic copy of the letter upon finalizing your registration. To obtain a mailed copy of the letter, please complete the process above or and select this option for an fee of $100.
Online Resources |
Consult the following on-line sites for more information on visas:
• Do you need a visa? Visit http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html
• For information on travel without a Visa: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1261.html
• For questions about visas: http://travel.state.gov/visa/questions/questions_1253.html
• Locate a Consular Office: http://usembassy.state.gov/