An application for a visa can be a lengthy process. We recommend starting your visa application process early – 90 to 120 days prior to the conference, which begins November 17, 2024.
Please contact us if you have questions about attending as an international visitor.
International visitors should give special attention to visa requirements and make travel plans well in advance. To streamline the visa letter process follow these steps:
To enter the United States, citizens and residents of most countries in the world must have a visa. If your travel to the U.S. will require a visa, you must apply for it long before you fly to the United States. The application is online and there is a fee. In addition, you must meet with a person at the nearest U.S. Consul General office, who will ask to see a letter that invites you to attend SC.
See the website for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (U.S. Electronic System for Travel Authorization) with links to important official information:
Travelers from some countries can enter the United States without a visa. But entry is not automatic. Before you depart for the United States, you must complete an online application and pay a fee (credit card payment only):
Bring the right adaptor. In the U.S., the standard power supply voltage is 120V and the standard frequency is 60Hz. Power plugs and sockets accept a multi-way/multi-point outlet plug, known as types A and B. (Plug type A has two flat parallel pins and plug type B has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin.)
Most electronic devices have universal power supplies that will work in any country, but be sure to check the label on your device. We recommend you bring a power plug (travel) adaptor:
The United States is not a dangerous place. Overall, it is a safe, welcoming country. Denver is a safe city, but all cities have “good” and “bad” areas. Always be aware of your surroundings and use your common sense when traveling abroad.
Atlanta is one of the most walkable and visitor-friendly cities in the United States.