The following content is for informational purposes only. Regulations are subject to change, and the authoritative source on United States visas and current regulations is the U.S. Department of State. The Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock cannot intervene with your U.S. Embassy or Consulate, or with the U.S. Department of State on your behalf. Kansas State University will provide a letter of invitation to registered attendees who request a letter by submitting the letter of invitation request form.
Generally, non-U.S. citizens/residents must obtain a nonimmigrant B-1 visa to enter the United States to attend a conference or for business purposes. Per the U.S. Department of State, business purposes include attending a scientific, educational, professional or business convention or conference.
There are several steps to apply for a visa. The order of these steps and how you complete them may vary by U.S. Embassy on Consulate.
Under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), citizens of certain countries may travel to the United States for stays of 90 days or less without a visa. Anyone traveling under VWP must apply for authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).
If you are not eligible to travel under the Visa Waiver Program, you may be required to appear at a U.S. embassy or consulate for an in-person interview prior to visa approval. There may be long waits to schedule an interview, so start the application process as early as possible.