For International Attendees... Apply
for your visa now!
As an international attendee or exhibitor traveling to the The
Water Expo you may need a valid visa to enter the U.S.
Travelers from certain eligible countries may be able
to visit the U.S. without a visa, through the Visa Waiver Program. View
a list of VWP countries.
If you are from a country that does not participate in the VWP, you
will need to apply for a visa and make an appointment with your U.S.
Embassy or Consulate for a visa interview. You
can receive a letter of invitation from The Water Expo to support your
What to do to apply for a visa…
for The Water Expo. In order to receive a letter
of invitation from Show Management you should register for the event
at a non-refundable level of no less than $80.
your letter of invitation
for your visa
as early as possible and at least 60 days prior to your departure
date. Please also note that you can now
complete the visa application form online.
your appointment for a visa interview
early! Wait times depend on location and time of year, but
you can find out specific procedures and estimated wait times by
U.S. Embassy/Consulate’s website.
Other valuable visa application tips…
sure you have a valid passport for at least six months after the
date of the event.
Present proof that you have strong ties to your country of
residence. Proof of employment or business ownership are good
examples of strong ties.
applicable, show proof that you have traveled internationally
before to the USA and have returned within the time restrictions
of your visa.
Be prepared for your Interview…
You will need the following:
Appropriate visa application forms
fee proof of payment
Documents detailing employment status, reason for travel, and
Proof of previous visits to the U.S.
An official letter of invitation
from show management and proof of advance registration to attend
The Water Expo are strongly
Any additional documents required by your local
US embassy or consulate.