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A note to our delegates: It is the responsibility of the individual participant to obtain any visa or transit papers needed to participate in the 2022 World Forum. All fees incurred in obtaining a visa are the responsibility of the participant. 

*Be sure to check into visa requirements for countries you may travel through on your way to the United States.

Step 1: Check if you need a visa.
Step 2: Choose the type of US visa to apply for.
Step 3: Fill in the non-immigrant visa application form DS-160.
Step 4: Pay your application fee.
Step 5: Schedule your visa interview.
Step 6: Compile the document file.
Step 7: Attend your visa interview.
Step 8: Wait for processing.

*Updated Requirements for Air Travelers to the U.S. due to COVID-19*

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a new order for all air passengers traveling to the United States. Effective November 8, 2021, all non-immigrant, non-citizen air travelers to the United States will be required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States. Find additional details and exemption information HERE.

Do I need a visa?

Citizens of Canada and Bermuda can travel for 90 days or less to the US without having to possess a non-immigrant visa or any other pre-entry authorization, such as ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization).

The Visa Waiver Program allows citizens of 40 countries to travel to the United States for business or tourism purposes without a visa for up to 90 days. IF you meet the Visa Waiver Program criteria, you do not need to apply for a non-immigrant visa to visit the United States. In order to qualify for the US Visa Waiver Program, you must fulfill the following criteria:

• Be a citizen of the 40 allowed countries.
• Have a visa waiver ESTA approval.
• Have an e-passport.
• Prove that you will return to your home country after your VWP stamp expires.

Learn more about the US Visa Waiver Program HERE.

Andorra (1991) Australia (1996) Austria (1991)
Belgium (1991) Brunei (1993) Chile (2014)
Czechia (2008) Denmark (1991) Estonia (2008)
Finland (1991) France (1989) Germany (1989)
Greece (2010) Hungary (2008) Iceland (1991)
Ireland (1995) Italy (1989) Japan (1988)
South Korea (2008) Latvia (2008) Liechtenstein (1991)
Lithuania (2008) Luxembourg (1991) Malta (2008)
Monaco (1991) Netherlands (1989) New Zealand (1991)
Norway (1991) Poland (2019) Portugal (1999)
San Marino (1991) Singapore (1999) Slovakia (2008)
Slovenia (1997) Spain (1991) Sweden (1989)
Switzerland (1989) Taiwan (2012) United Kingdom (1988)
Croatia (2021)

Citizens of the following countries need to apply for a visa to be able to enter the United States:

Afghanistan Albania Algeria
Angola Antigua and Barbuda Argentina
Armenia Aruba Azerbaijan
Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh
Barbados Belarus Belize
Benin Bhutan Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil
Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi
Costa Rica Cameroon Cape Verde
Cambodia Chad China
Central African Republic Comoros Congo Democratic Republic
Colombia Cyprus Djibouti
Cuba Dominican Republic East Timor
Dominica Egypt El Salvador
Ecuador Eritrea Ethiopia
Equatorial Guinea Fiji Gabon
Federated States of Micronesia Georgia Ghana
Gambia Guatemala Guinea
Grenada Guyana Haiti
Guinea Bissau India Indonesia
Honduras Iraq Israel
Iran Ivory Coast Kazakhstan
Jamaica Jordan Kuwait
Kenya Kiribati Lebanon
Kyrgyzstan Laos Libya
Lesotho Liberia Malawi
Macedonia Madagascar Mali
Malaysia Maldives Mexico
Mauritania Mauritius Montenegro
Moldova Mongolia Myanmar
Morocco Mozambique Nepal
Namibia Nauru Nigeria
Nicaragua Niger Palau
Oman Pakistan Paraguay
Panama Papua New Guinea Poland
Peru Philippines Republic of Korea
Qatar Republic of Congo Russia
Republic of Kosovo Romania Saint Lucia
Rwanda Saint Kitts and Nevis Sao Tome and Principe
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa Serbia
Saudi Arabia Senegal Solomon Islands
Seychelles Sierra Leone South Sudan
Somalia South Africa Suriname
Sri Lanka Sudan Tajikistan
Swaziland Syria Togo
Tanzania Thailand Tunisia
Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tuvalu
Turkey Turkmenistan United Arab Emirates
Uganda Ukraine Vanuatu
Uruguay Uzbekistan Vietnam
Vatican City Venezuela Zimbabwe
Yemen Zambia

If I do need a visa, what type of US visa do I apply for?

Most World Forum attendees will need to apply for a B1 Visa for Business Visitors. The B1 Visa allows you to attend conferences, educational, professional, or business events.

Where do I fill out the non-immigrant visa application form DS-160?

You can fill out the non-immigrant visa application form DS-160 HERE

How do I pay my application fee?

Prior to submitting your application, you will be prompted to pay all the necessary non-refundable fees and retain the receipts for proof. Most World Forum attendees will pay the Non-petition Based Visas fee of $160 USD.

How/where do I schedule my visa interview?

All US non-immigrant visa applicants between 14 and 79 years old are required to go through a US visa interview. To have this mandatory interview, you must schedule an appointment with the US consulate or embassy from which you are applying. When you schedule your appointment, please have the following documents in-hand to give the necessary information:

• Your valid passport and your passport number.
• Your visa application fee payment receipt number.
• Your DS-160 confirmation page.
• Your e-mail address.

Since they might have a high workload and the wait time can range from days to weeks, you must make sure to schedule your interview as early as possible.

The moment that you submit your Form DS-160, you should make an appointment for your interview. You will then get an interview confirmation letter which you must bring on the day of the interview.

You can schedule the appointment online through:
ustraveldocs.com if you’re applying from Asia, or
ais.usvisa-info.com if you are applying from anywhere else in the world.
*TravelAssist is available as well if you need assistance with your application process.

What documents do I need to bring with me for my visa interview?

In addition to your application form or Form DS-160, you must also submit documents required for your US visa application which prove to the US consulate that you meet the requirement for the nonimmigrant visa you are applying. One of the documents includes an invitation letter. This is a letter written by a United States citizen or legal resident, confirming that they are willing to admit an international with whom they have family ties or friendship, and also that they have enough room for the visitor for the entire period of their stay in the US. Please reach out to [email protected] to request your invitation letter.

Attending your visa interview.

The final step in the US visa application process is the US visa interview. You must arrive on time at the interview with all your supporting documents. The official who will interview you will ask questions about your background and other relevant details based on the visa you have applied for.

Processing times.

After the visa interview, you must wait for your application to be processed. Processing times depend on the type of US visa you applied for, but they can range from a few days to a few months. When your visa is processed, you will find out whether you were approved or denied.

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