LPI logo

Meeting Planning Services

Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
The Woodlands, Texas
March 19-23, 2018

Visa Information

NOTE:   Please consult the U.S. Visa Waiver Program Requirements for specific information related to participating countries and passport information.

To request a participant letter for visa purposes, click on the link below and submit the request form:

Request a Letter of Participation

Conference participants are urged to request their visas early as there are often delays in this process.

Questions should be directed to [email protected].

Visa Waiver Countries —

Citizens of countries who participate in the Visa Waiver Program do not need to apply for a visa to attend the conference, but see the important note at the top of the page. They may enter the United States using their passports and their conference registration receipt.

All Visa Waiver travelers will be required to obtain an authorization from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) before traveling to the United States.

At the port of entry into the United States, conference participants should request they be granted “Visa Waiver for Business” (WB) status. This will allow participants to stay in the U.S. for the length of the conference.

To see if your country participates in the Visa Waiver Program, visit https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit/visa-waiver-program.html.

Non-Visa Waiver Countries —

Citizens of countries who do not participate in the Visa Waiver Program will need to request a Business Visa (B-1) at their nearest U.S. Consulate. They must present their conference registration receipt and their valid passport at the U.S. Consulate.

Canada —

In most cases, Canadian business travelers may apply for temporary admission at a U.S. port of entry without first obtaining a nonimmigrant visa. At the port of entry, Canadian citizens attending the conference should request a B-1 Temporary Business Visitor and provide evidence of identity and Canadian nationality (i.e., Canadian passport), evidence of a residence in Canada and intent to depart the U.S. (round-trip airline ticket), and documentation describing their business purpose (conference registration confirmation).