Applying for Visa Information
We are very pleased that you are planning to attend the DMA2010 Conference and Exhibition. You may need a visa to enter the United States. Because of world events, visa applications are subject to a greater degree of scrutiny than in the past. The greater scrutiny means a longer waiting period, the State Department recommends that you begin your visa application process well in advance of your travel dates.
1. Visa Requirements Vary from Country to Country. Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate in the country where you live to determine if you will need a visa and/or a visa support letter to visit the United States. (You may apply for a visa at any U.S. consular office, but it may be more difficult to qualify if you apply from outside your country of permanent residence.) For contact points for consular offices: http://usembassy.state.gov/#AF
2. If you need a letter, contact the DMA with your request. DMA will send a letter to support your visa application via email in Adobe. We will only issue letters for persons who have registered and paid for an event. If you do not receive your visa in time to attend, your registration fee will be refunded. In view of the number of requests the number of requests we are receiving for visa support letters, you should make this request as soon as possible. We cannot assure that we will able to provide you a letter in time if your request is made less than 5 business days before your appointment or 10 business days before the beginning of the conference.
3.Schedule an appointment with the embassy/consulate. For more information on applying for a visa, visit the U.S. State Department Web site at http://travel.state.gov/visa/questions/questions_1253.html
The decision to grant visas belongs solely to the embassy/consulate. The DMA cannot promise that you or your colleagues will receive a visa. Likewise, the DMA cannot change the decision of the governmental agency should your application be denied. If your questions about requesting a letter are not answered here, contact us at JSangster@the-dma.org.
With the current state of world events, the U.S. State Department recommends that you begin your visa application process well in advance of your travel dates. Visa applications face more scrutiny - and a longer waiting period - than they have in the past.
In order to grant your request for a visa letter, the DMA requires the following:
Your Name, Address
You may fax this information to us at +1.212.719.1499, or you may scan it and send it as an email attachment to JSangster@the-dma.org.
If you have any questions regarding this process, contact us at JSangster@the-dma.org.
Please note: The DMA cannot promise that you or your colleagues will receive a visa. Nor can we change the decision of the governmental agency should your application be denied.