Information for International Travelers
If you are not a U.S. citizen and are planning to attend the ASH annual meeting, advance planning is critical.
Citizens of some foreign countries will need a visa to enter the United States and attend the ASH annual meeting. Because of U.S. State Department regulations, U.S. embassies and consulates may require a face-to-face interview for most non-immigrant visa applications. Therefore, you should apply for your visa at least three to four months before the annual meeting.
To schedule an interview for the visa application process, please contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. For more information, please visit travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html. For current visa wait times, please visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/global-visa-wait-times.html.
For the latest information on COVID-related requirements for travel to the US, please visit https://travel.state.gov/.
Requesting an Invitation Letter From ASH
If you would like to request an invitation letter from ASH for your visa application, you must first register and pay in full for the meeting. To obtain a visa invitation letter, have your registration confirmation number available and visit the visa link in your registration confirmation email.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact [email protected].
Visa Waiver Program and ESTA Authorization
Effective January 20, 2010, citizens of countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program may be unable to enter the U.S. without Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval from the U.S. government.
For information on participating countries and to apply for ESTA authorization, please visit http://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/esta.