Visa Letter Support
International travel to meetings in the U.S.
FCS&EE staff advises anyone who may need a visa to attend the meeting to apply early. Visa applicants should apply at least three (3) months in advance of the meeting. Security-related policies have greatly increased the processing time for visa applications. U.S. consular officers now usually interview applicants as part of the application process.
General information about visas:
The National Academies maintains a website about visa-related issues and travel information for U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens.
Other Important Links
Letters of Invitation
If you require a letter of invitation to obtain a visa, a written request must be sent to the meeting organizers. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include "VISA" in the subject line.