Non-U.S. Attendees

Under the Visa Waiver Program, citizens of 27 countries in Europe and the Far East may visit the U.S. for up to 90 days without a visa if the attendee has a passport with a computer-readable bar code. However, international travelers who are seeking to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program are now subject to enhanced security requirements, and all eligible travelers who wish to travel under the program must apply for authorization on-line as part of the new Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). The authorization is valid for two years or until your passport expires, whichever comes first.

If you have not done so already, visit to apply for entry. The program does not apply to travelers entering by land from Canada and Mexico. Attendees from these countries are reminded to bring a valid passport to cross into the U.S. Please note that authorization does not guarantee entry into the U.S. Answers to questions regarding international travel can be found at the U.S. Department of State visa website at or contact your local consulate.

If you need a letter of invitation, contact Sue Rulla at: