Visa Application Process
Meeting attendees from countries that require a visa to enter the United States are reminded that the process of obtaining a visa takes a minimum of three months. You are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and begin the application process early.
The U.S. State Department website includes visa information concerning temporary visitors to the United States that may be helpful to you.
Please note that the Department of Homeland Security is implementing the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, which is expected to be mandatory for Visa Waiver Program travelers. Complete information is available on the Visa Waiver Program page of the U.S. State Department website.
Guest and Family Travel
Attendees from outside of the U.S. should visit http://travel.state.gov/ to learn if a B-1 Tourist visa is required for family members travelling to San Diego. TMS can only provide letters of invitation for B-1 Business visa applications for travelers who will register and attend TMS2017.
How to Request a Visa Letter
To request an official visa invitation letter for TMS2017, please choose a button below.
If you do not receive a timely response from TMS, please check your spam filter or junk e-mail folder for your letter.
If you need additional assistance, e-mail Diana Grady or call (724) 776-9000 ext. 211.
Please note that this letter does not guarantee you will be granted a visa. TMS cannot send the letter to an embassy or consulate for you nor can we contact the embassy or consulate on your behalf. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to the U.S. It is crucial for the success of the application to apply at least three months in advance. TMS may contact program participants (abstract submitters) to follow-up on specific visa requirements and may provide customized letters and supporting documentation as needed.

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