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International Travel Information

Citizens of other countries must carry a valid passport and visa to enter the USA. Foreign participants should contact the United States Embassy, Consulate, or Office of Tourism in their home country AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to determine their particular visa requirements. In order to ensure that international attendees are familiar with the very latest U.S. passport and visa regulations, we have compiled the following information.

US-VISIT:

As of January 5, 2004, the US-VISIT program is in effect. Most foreign visitors to the U.S. will now have their two index fingers scanned, and a digital photograph will be taken at your port of entry. Complete information on US-VISIT is available on the Department of Homeland Security Web site.

You can also visit the web site of http://www.UnitedStatesVisas.govan official source of information about U.S. visa policy and procedures. Use this site to learn about the visa application process, understand current requirements, and get updates on recent developments.

Visa Waiver Program:
Implementation of the Visa Waiver program, which initially was scheduled to be in place as of October 1, 2003, has been postponed for all but six countries until October, 2004. (The six countries for which the Visa Waiver Program will be in effect in 2003 are: Andorra, Belgium, Brunei, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, and Slovenia). The Visa Waiver Program could dramatically affect your ability to enter the U.S., and we highly recommend that you learn more about the program now. Please take the time to read the latest news and details regarding the Visa Waiver Program.

Visa Waiting Time

Please visit the US State Department web site on Visa Waiting Time:

http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wait/tempvisitors_wait.php

Other helpful international travel links:

Invitation Letter

International attendees of IANT Meetings often need a letter of invitation from IANT in order to obtain a visa to visit the US. Because of increased scrutiny of visa applicants, many potential attendees of scientific meetings in the United States have experienced unusual delays in obtaining travel visas.

To request an official invitation from the Organizing Committee, you must have registered with the Registrar and have paid the required registration fees. The registration are refundable if the visa application is denied. An administrative charge of $50 will be applied to all refunds.

To request an official invitation letter, please complete an online request form at: http://www.ianano.org/invitation-request.htm 

For further assistance, please contact:

International Association of Nanotechnology
2386 Fair Oaks Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95825 USA  
Postal address: P.O. Box 231823
Sacramento, CA 95823 USA
Tel. 916-529-4119
   Fax. 916-244-7029

Email: info@ianano.rg 

Be sure to provide us with your detailed information including your Passport number, complete mailing address, telephone & fax number and your  email address, so that an official letter of invitation from IANT can then be sent to you.

NOTE: The Association will not be able to contact or intervene with any U.S. Embassy or Consulate office abroad on your behalf. Please start the visa application process as early as possible.


 

 

  
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