Invitation Letter

Travel to the USA

ARRS has members worldwide, many of whom travel to the United States for the ARRS Annual Meeting in Boston this May.

It is important to plan ahead and ensure that you have procured all of the required documentation to enter into the United States.

Use reputable websites for current information, such as the United States State Department, to understand any travel restrictions from your originating country of departure.

For full details on required documentation to enter the United States, please read though the following State Department website at:

Your name must be listed exactly as it appears on your passport. Any differences between the name on your passport and the name on your invitation letter or other documentation could lead to a delay and/or denial of your visa.

The visa application process to enter the United States has become subject to greater degrees of scrutiny than in the past. For this reason, the application process can take up to six months or more. You will need to apply for your visa as early as possible, but no later than three months before you wish to enter the United States.

Generally, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence.

Visitor visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons who want to enter the United States temporarily for business (visa category B-1), tourism, pleasure or visiting (visa category B-2), or a combination of both purposes (B-1/B-2).

There are several steps to apply for a visa. The order of these steps and how you complete them may vary at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you apply. Please consult the instructions available on the U.S. Embassy or Consulate website where you will apply.

Please complete this form to receive a letter of invitation from the ARRS for visa purposes.


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