Birmingham, USA | July 7 - 17, 2022

International Travel & Visas

Are you fully vaccinated?
Please scroll down to next question under Standard Entry Documents.
Non-U.S. citizen, non-U.S. immigrant travelers are required to be fully vaccinated to travel by plane to the United States.

Click here for a list of accepted vaccinations as of October 24, 2021.

Standard Entry Documents


A visa is required for all visitors to enter the United States except for citizens of Canada and the 39 nations who are eligible for the Visa Waiver ProgramClick to view full list of countries eligible for the Visa Waiver Program.  

Are you eligible for the Visa Waiver Program?
Please click
to view details on the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) process. All attendees included in the Visa Waiver Program must have a valid ESTA for entry into the United States.

Please submit your ESTA application as soon as possible. ESTA approval is not guaranteed. If your ESTA application is denied, you must apply for a VISA.

1. You will require a VISA for entry to the United States. Please click
to view details regarding Visa application or visit the Visa Wizard
. Please note this process may take longer than normal as U.S. Embassies may be experiencing long wait times, may only be open for emergency appointments, or may be closed. Due to U.S. Embassy closures, attendees may be required to travel to a third country for Visa appointments.

2. Request a Visa Invitation Letter in WAREOS.

3. The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) will process your visa invitation letter and upload to WAREOS.

4. Schedule your visa appointment at the closest available consulate. Please take the first available appointment, even if it is after the event.

Did you successfully make a VISA appointment?
Please take a copy of your Visa Request Letter and NIE Waiver (if required) to your Visa appointment.

If you are denied a Visa, please contact the Birmingham Organizing Committee (BOC) immediately.
We look forward to hosting you in Birmingham, USA in July 2022!

If your current appointment is scheduled after your travel dates, you must apply for an Expedited Visa Appointment through your consulate. The National Interest Exemption Waiver (NIE) is helpful in requesting an Expedited Visa Appointment and may be submitted with your request.

Once you have applied for the Expedited Visa Appointment, please send your DS-160 number to Allan Judah with the BOC at [email protected] They will work with U.S. officials to reschedule your appointment.

If you are denied a Visa, please contact the BOC immediately!

Please complete your application for a Visa appointment. If you are unable to schedule a Visa appointment, please contact the Birmingham Organizing Committee (BOC) immediately.

International Travel During COVID-19


Please click to view all current rules and protocols for international travel to and from the United States.