AIST provides letters of invitation to our international attendees and exhibitors applying for a U.S. visa. If you have never applied for a visa and would like to know how, please visit the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Visa Services web page. This site should provide you with the necessary information for obtaining a U.S. visa.
Exhibitors and meeting attendees from countries that require a visa to enter the United States are reminded that the process of obtaining a visa may take several months. You are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and begin the application process early. Please note: the AISTech 2013 event organizers do not have influence over the issuance of a visa. The determination is at the sole discretion of the Embassy/Consulate. Should your application be denied, the AISTech 2013 event organizers cannot change the decision of the governmental agency and a registration refund will not be granted after 15 April 2013. If you have questions, please contact AIST Member Services.
If you are having trouble obtaining a visa please contact the International Visitors Office (IVO) and they may be able to assist you. It is very important you mention our event name, AISTech 2013, when contacting them.
NEW State Department Regulations: U.S. embassies and consulates now require face-to-face visa interviews for most nonimmigrant visa applicants. Because of these new regulations visa application approval may be delayed. You are encouraged to apply for a visa at least three months before AISTech 2013.