General Information Visa Information
Most travelers to the United States for the 10th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences must hold a valid visa and a passport valid for at least six months longer than the intended visit. If you do need a visa, please understand that the visa application process may take several months. An interview appointment is required for a visa application at all embassies and consulates. The wait time for this appointment varies, but may be as long as three months, with processing taking an additional month or more.  As soon as you decide to attend the meeting, please contact the nearest US Embassy or Consulate and begin the application process as soon as possible.

For official information on the visa application process, visit

Visa wait times for specific countries may be found at

A listing of US Embassies and Consulates worldwide may be found at

For a step by step guide to the visa application process, click here.

Travel warnings and travel alerts may be found at

Requests for Letters of Invitation:

For security purposes, letters of invitation can only be sent to individuals registered for the Congress. Details on how to obtain a Letter of Invitation will be given once the Registration portal opens.