Information for International Registrants
International attendees are welcome to come to the ASHA Convention! Below is some important information to help facilitate your travel and attendance.
Please Note: Exemption from visa requirements does not mean that you are guaranteed entry into the United States.
Where Are You Coming From?
Coming From Canada
Citizens of Canada do not require a nonimmigrant (B1, travel for business) visa to come to the ASHA Convention. However, permanent residents (a.k.a. landed immigrants) must have a B1 visa unless that person is a national of a Visa Waiver Program country and meets the VWP requirements (see coming from a Visa Waiver Program country).
Coming From Mexico
Citizens and permanent residents of Mexico generally must have a nonimmigrant visa or a Border Crossing Card. The Border Crossing Card, Form DSP-150, is a biometric, machine readable, visitor B1-B2 visa/Border Crossing Card that may be used to enter the U.S. from within the Western Hemisphere.
Coming From Bermuda
Citizens of the British Overseas Territories of Bermuda do not require a visa unless they have a criminal ineligibility, or have previously violated the terms of their immigration status in the United States.
Coming From a Visa Waiver Program Country
Visa Waiver Countries:
Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom
You do not need a visa to attend Convention!
Coming From all Other Countries (except North Korea, Cuba, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, and Libya)
You must apply for a B1 Visa. All the information you need is at the State Department's Web site for Visa applicants.
Tips to Make the Visa Application Process Easier
- Register as early as possible!
- International attendees have the opportunity to print a letter of invitation to the ASHA Convention once they complete the online registration process. Simply select "Print Visa Letter" on the registration summary screen page.
- Make sure to check the Department of State's Visa Wait Time page for appointment wait times at your local consulate.
E-mail us at [email protected] if you need more information or further assistance.