Travel Documents

Depending on your country or territory, you may need to obtain a visa OR an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) in addition to holding a valid passport. Find more information regarding entry requirements the United-States here.

Letter of Invitation

The Organizing Committee can provide a letter of invitation to those who require one for visas or other related administrative reasons. This letter aims to only assist participants for their travel to USA and does not imply any commitment for the Organizing Committee to provide financial support.

To receive a Letter of Invitation, delegates must first register for the Congress and letters will only be issued to attendees who have paid for their registration in fullPlease be advised that the Secretariat requires 2-3 business days to process visa invitation letters for payments made by cheque or bank transfer.

It is recommended you start your visa application at least 6 weeks before the event you wish to attend. In the case of payment not made with a credit card, the Secretariat needs to verify the registration payment has been received before providing a letter. Please note that cancellations after the preregistration cutoff may result in a partial or full cancellation fee. 

A visa invitation letter is no guarantee to receive a visa and it is the sole responsibility of the attendee to contact the embassy or consulate to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry into the country.

The Secretariat reserves the right to refuse requests for visa invitation letters submitted less than 6 weeks prior to the event.

* Please note: for visa application denials, the cancellation policy will be extended to August 1st 2019. You must provide a copy of the visa denial letter to receive your refund. Refund requests must be made in writing and sent to Refund requests received after this date cannot be accepted.

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of Attendance will be available after the Congress. Stay tuned for updates about where to find them!