APSORC '09 LBNL UC

Foreign Visitors - VISA

*VISA WAIVER COUNTRIES*

Citizens of countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program do not need to apply for visas to attend the Conference.  You may enter the United States using just your passports and your Conference Registration Notice.  At the port of entry into the U.S, please request to be given a "Visa Waiver for Business" (WB) status. That will allow you to stay in the U.S. for the length of the Conference.

IMPORTANT: Effective January 12, 2009, all Visa Waiver travelers will be required to obtain an authorization via ESTA before traveling to the United States: https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/.

The Visa Waiver countries are:

Andorra

Iceland

Norway

Australia

Ireland

Portugal

Austria

Italy

San Marino

Belgium

Japan

Singapore

Brunei

Latvia

Slovakia

Czech Republic

Liechtenstein

Slovenia

Denmark

Lithuania

South Korea

Estonia

Luxemburg

Spain

Finland

Malta

Sweden

France

Monaco

Switzerland

Germany

The Netherlands

United Kingdom

Hungary

New Zealand

 



*NON-VISA WAIVER COUNTRIES*

Citizens of countries not participating in the Visa Waiver Program will need to request a Business (B-1) visa at the nearest U.S. Consulate.  Please present at the Consulate your Conference Registration Notice, along with your valid passport.  We urge you to do this EARLY, as there are often delays in this process.  Official letters of invitation (without financial commitment) to help overcome administrative difficulties in some countries can be sent upon written request to the conference administrator at APSORC2009@berkeley.edu, Subject line: VISA REQUEST


*CANADA*


Although Canada is not a Visa Waiver country, Canadian citizens do not need to apply for visas at the U.S. Consulate.  Citizens of Canada may enter the country using just their passports, along with their Conference Registration Notice.  Please request at the port of entry status as a Visitor for Business (B-1).