As of 11/1/2007
International AttendeesThe Academy welcomes all international attendees to the 2008 Academy Annual Meeting to experience exceptional O&P education. To assist international attendees the Academy has provided information on entering the United States.
Temporary visitors to the U.S.
Determine if you need a visa. Citizens of countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) do not need a U.S. visa for business or tourism visits of less than 90 days, but must have a machine-readable passport. For more information, visit: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/temp_1305.html.
Visa Types for Temporary Visitors
There are several types of visas for temporary visitors to the U.S. The type of visa needed is defined by immigration law, and relates to the purpose of your travel. For information specific to each visa type, visit: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1286.html
Travel Without a Visa
U.S. visa policy permits citizens of certain countries to travel to the U.S. without a visa. For information on the Visa Waiver Program and travel for Citizens of Canada, Mexico and Bermuda visit: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1261.html
Visa Wait Times
Advance travel planning and early visa application are important, since visa applications are subject to a greater degree of scrutiny than in the past. If you plan to apply for a nonimmigrant visa to come to the United States see how long you will have to wait to get an interview appointment. Visit: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wait/tempvisitors_wait.php
Questions About Visas
Have other questions regarding visas, visit: http://travel.state.gov/visa/questions/questions_1253.html
Request an International Attendee Letter
Request an International Attendee Letter from the Academy to attend the 2008 Academy Annual Meeting. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org