International Travelers' Assistance

Visas

U.S. visa policy permits citizens of certain countries to travel to the U.S. without a visa, when they meet certain requirements, under U.S. laws.  For information, visit the Visa Waiver Program website.

If you live in a country that requires a visa to visit the Unites States, please review the helpful information on the following websites:

If you need a Visa we urge to apply for one as early as possible.  

  • Apply at the appropriate location at least 5 months before intended travel. 
  • Check on-line for the wait times for appointments.
  • Be accurate and specific in completing your application. Avoid mistakes. If needed, attach an explanation letter.
  • Attach evidence of your previous visits to the United States.
  • Attach evidence of your intended return trip to your home country.
  • Acquire a police clearance, if possible.
  • Bring all documentation proving your home country connections. Suggestions include:
    • past visas
    • bank accounts
    • family
    • professional position
    • home ownership
    • marriage license
  • If appropriate, bring copies of correspondence confirming you are
    • presenting a paper 
    • speaking at the meeting
    • receiving and award or grant
  • Bring your letter of invitation from AACC.

Entry to the U.S.

A Visa only allows you to travel to the United States.  You will still have to be admitted at your point of entry.  Please visit the following websites for more information:

Be prepared to allow inkless fingerprinting and digital photographs upon entry to the U.S.