American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

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.

Questions?

E-mail us at registration@asha.org if you need more information or further assistance.

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