U.S. Visa Information

Many international visitors attending NAB Show® require a visa to enter the United States. Below are some suggested steps to follow when applying for a visa that will help maximize the chances of approval of your application.

While submitting an official Letter of Invitation from NAB Show with your application is an important step in this process, the letter does not guarantee approval of your application. The letter is supplementary information that explains an applicant's travel purpose in the United States. U.S. Embassy officers look at an applicant's personal and professional situation in determining visa eligibility.

The following steps will give you the best possible chance of securing a U.S. visa. Procedures are slightly different for Attendees and Exhibit Staff - please review and follow the correct path based on your registration type. It is recommended that you start the process approximately 90 days prior to your departure.

Letter of Invitation for Visa Application - Attendees

Attendee Registration

  1. Register for NAB Show.
  2. Once you select "do you require a visa letter?" on the profile page and have completed your registration, we will automatically send you personalized Letter of Invitation along with your confirmation email.
  3. Print the Letter of Invitation in color and submit it along with your visa application to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate.
  4. We suggest that you do not purchase your airline ticket until your visa application has been approved.

Letter of Invitation for Visa Application - Exhibitors

Exhibitor Dashboard

  1. Register your booth Staff for NAB Show through the Exhibitor Dashboard.
  2. Enter the actual addresses for the registrants rather than your company's U.S.-based office address. In order to have a visa letter generated, you must put in an international address. Visa letters are automatically generated for people with addresses outside the U.S.
  3. Once you select "do you require a visa letter?" on the profile page of each registrant and have completed each registration, we will automatically send each booth staff their personalized Letter of Invitation along with their confirmation email. 
  4. Print the Letter of Invitation in color and submit it along with your visa application to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate.
  5. We suggest that you do not purchase your airline ticket until your visa application has been approved.

Once you complete this process, if you have questions please contact us. Make sure to note that you are an Exhibitor.

Online Visa Application

If you require a visa to enter the United States, please complete the U.S. State Department Online Non-immigration Visa Application. This online application is used by all U.S. Embassies. Once you complete the online application, a confirmation will be emailed to you outlining further instructions for an appointment. U.S. immigration services recommend that you contact the U.S. Embassy/Consulate in your locale to find out what other supporting documents you will need to take with you to your appointment.

Visas for International Media

International members of the media should request a Non-Immigrant Media (I) Visa, as using the visa waiver program to work as a journalist in the U.S. will not guarantee entry. More information about the I-Visa can be found on the U.S. State Department's website.

Visa Waiver Program

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables citizens of 38 countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less without the need for a visa. The following is a list of countries that qualify for the Waiver under the VWP. Visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website to learn more about the Visa Waiver Program and to complete the travel authorization form.

List of VWP Countries:

Andorra

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Brunei

Chile

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Monaco

Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Portugal

San Marino

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Taiwan

United Kingdom

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