Visitor Visa Requirements
Be sure to plan ahead to ensure you meet the visa/travel requirements to enter the United States. We understand in some areas of the world, there continues to be delays in obtaining a visa to enter the United States. Plan Ahead! These links and resources will help you navigate this process.
Check the US State Department Website for Your Requirements
Many visitors to the United States require a visa to enter the country, unless they are coming from a country that participates in the Visa Waiver Program and possess a Machine-Ready Passport (MRP). If you require a visa to enter the United States, please check with your local United States Embassy or Consulate to obtain the necessary documentation as soon as possible.
Visa Waiver Program (VWP)
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires travelers from Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries to apply for travel authorization at least 72 hours prior to departure through its Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). Additional information and online application can be found on the Department of Homeland Security's ESTA website.
Request a Letter of Invitation
In order to assist you with the visa process, you may request a Letter of Invitation to the AUA Annual Meeting. You can request this letter during the registration process. Registration opens in early December 2022. Should you need this letter sooner, or have questions, please email customerservice@AUAnet.org.
Questions about the Visa Process?
If you have any questions about the visa process, please contact your local embassy or consulate.
Remember to Book Your Housing Early!
To ensure the best hotel selection, we recommend that you book your housing early.
We invite you to visit the AUA2023 International Attendee Guide for more helpful information about visiting Chicago and the US.