Hotel and Travel
All educational sessions will be held at the:
Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando
6300 Hollywood Way
Orlando, Florida, 32819
Reservation information will be available in early fall.
International Travelers: A U.S. visitors (B-1) visa allows a
foreign citizen to travel to a port of entry and request admission into the
United States from a U.S. immigration inspector. Begin your visa application
process as early as possible as it could take several months to process.
The US-VISIT program
is now in effect and applies to all visitors (with limited exceptions) holding
non-immigrant visas, regardless of country of origin. Visitors will now have
their two index fingers scanned and a digital photograph will be taken.
Visitors from Visa Waiver Program countries
For 35 countries in the
Visa Waiver Program (VWP), citizens meeting the visa waiver criteria will not
need a visa but they must have a machine-readable passport. In addition, as of
Jan. 12, 2009, travelers visiting the United States from VWP countries
must be approved for travel electronically prior to boarding a carrier to the
United States. Travelers must fill out the forms online at least 72
hours in advance of travel.
Registration via the
Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is intended to replace the
I-94W paper form by collecting biographical information over the Internet from
visitors from countries that participate in the VWP.
information and ESTA form
ALL persons, including
U.S. citizens, traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico,
Central and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda are required to
present a valid passport, Air NEXUS card, or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner
Document, or an alien registration card, Form I-551, if applicable.
Find out more about the Western
Hemisphere Travel Initiative.
Crossing U.S. borders
U.S. citizens - air travel
All U.S. citizens including children must present a passport or other approved travel document when entering the United States by air. U.S. citizens can present a passport, NEXUS card at airports with NEXUS kiosks, U.S. military ID with travel orders, or a U.S. Merchant Mariner Document when on official business.
U.S. citizens - land/sea travel
U.S. citizens entering the United States at sea or land ports of entry are required to have documents that comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), most commonly a U.S. passport, a passport card, a trusted traveler card such as NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST, or an enhanced driver's license. See the complete list of WHTI-compliant documents.
Citizens of other countries - air travel
All international visitors regardless of country of origin must present a passport or secure document when entering the United States by air.
Citizens of other countries - land/sea travel
All international visitors will need to present a single document that complies with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). See www.getyouhome.gov for more information.
For more information visit:
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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