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Our international attendees always add a great deal of value to the AAFS Annual Scientific Meetings, and we encourage all to participate. However, international attendees may need to secure a Non-Immigrant Visa for travel to the United States, and for that you may need an AAFS Letter of Invitation. To request one, please email Christopher Drake (email@example.com) with the following information:
Salutation (Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr., etc.):
Last name/family name:
Date of birth (please spell out month):
Country of nationality:
Street address (not email):
Short description of your involvement and experience in the forensic sciences:
Due to the possibly lengthy visa application and issuance process, you should request a Letter of Invitation as soon as you have decided to attend the AAFS annual meeting; we will email the requested letter back to you within a day or two.
Note that citizens of countries in the “Visa Waiver Program” (https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visa-waiver-program.html) generally do not need a letter of invitation, but we are happy to provide one if you desire it.
Here are some additional resources for information about the visa application process:
We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the meeting in February!