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The Aviation Week Network is proud to be a world class producer of conferences and tradeshows and welcomes its international visitors. If you are an international visitor to one of our shows, please be reminded that the United States government has instituted new, tighter visa requirements for non-immigrant applicants. This may lengthen the amount of time it takes to process your visa application.
Whether you are an attendee or exhibitor, you must do several things in advance to prepare for your trip. Generally, international travelers need a VISA to enter the U.S. Travelers from certain eligible countries may be able to visit the U.S. without a VISA, through the Visa Waiver Program.
If you are from a country that does not participate in the VWP, you will need to make an appointment with your U.S. Embassy or Consulate for a VISA interview
The U.S. government requires residents of many countries to obtain a temporary visa before entering the United States. Recent changes to the visa application process may have increased the length of time required to receive your visa. It is very important to apply for a visa at least 90 days prior to departure. For information on U.S. visa policies and procedures, click here
The Visa Waiver Program(VWP) enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa (click here to see which countries are eligible). Travelers must have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel and meet all requirements explained below. If you prefer to have a visa in your passport, you may still apply for a visitor (B) visa.
All travelers transiting the U.S. are subject to the U.S. customs/immigration laws. Visitors traveling to the U.S. are required to be in possession of passports that are valid for six months beyond the period of their intended stay in the U.S. Click for more information about passports and documents required for foreign travelers.