AMA, Inc. is proud to organize conferences that attract attendees from across the globe. If you live outside the United States and would like to attend an AMA, Inc. conference, we welcome your participation and will do everything we can to help you obtain a B-1 visitor visa. That said, we also understand that some individuals seek visas to attend conferences but have no intention of doing so. For this reason, prospective attendees must satisfy specific requirements before AMA, Inc. will issue visa invitation letters.
5 Requirements for Visa Invitation Letters
If you wish to request a B-1 visitor visa invitation letter for travel to the United States to attend an AMA, Inc. conference, you must first satisfy all of the following conditions:
- Register and pay for the conference in full
- Make a hotel reservation for your stay at the conference hotel
- Email an image of your current passport, showing photo, contact information, date of issuance, and date of expiration
- Explain your reason for wanting to attend the conference
- Provide a copy of your curriculum vitae or the URL of an active, current academic or corporate webpage of a biographical nature
If you satisfy all of the above requirements, you will receive a visa invitation letter to attend the conference you choose. If your visa application is rejected, AMA, Inc. will refund your registration fee in full after you submit official documentation verifying your rejection.
Additional Resources: US Travel Visas
IMPORTANT: Effective January 20, 2010, the US Department of Homeland Security is transitioning to enforced compliance of the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) requirement for Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travelers. Therefore, VWP travelers who have not obtained approval through ESTA should expect to be denied boarding on any air carrier bound for the United States.
Please see the links below for more information about obtaining a visitor visa for travel to the US:
- US Department of State – Visa Waiver Program (VWP)
- Frequently Asked Questions about Visas to the United States
- Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)
- U.S. Department of State – Visa Policy & Procedures http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html