Information for International STS Annual Meeting Attendees
STS 50th Annual Meeting & STS/AATS Tech-Con 2014
January 25-29, 2014 / Orlando, Florida
If you are not a US citizen and plan to attend the Annual Meeting, advance planning is critical! Attendees from outside the United States may need to apply for a visa at the American embassy, consulate, or other visa-issuing office in their country of origin. Please begin your visa application process as soon as possible. The application and interview process varies from country to country and can take up to 90 days to complete. Learn more about the visa process at www.travel.state.gov/visa.
The Visa Waiver Program lets nationals of certain countries travel to the United States without a visa for 90 days or less, provided that they meet all program requirements and have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval from the US government. For more information about the Visa Waiver Program, visit www.travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1990.html.
Letters of Invitation
If you need a personalized letter of invitation, please complete the Letter of Invitation Request Form. Once you have completed the request form, STS will e-mail you a personalized letter of invitation within 1 business week. Please note: STS cannot promise that you or your colleagues will receive a visa, nor can it change the decision of any governmental agency should your application be denied.
Information about Orlando and the United States
Whether it’s your first visit or your 10th, a trip to the United States may require some advance planning. Learn more about essential information, helpful travel tips, and answers to common questions posed by visitors to the United States at these websites: