International Letter of Invitation to AAFS Annual Scientific Meeting

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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 ( with the following information:

Salutation (Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr., etc.):
First name:
Last name/family name:
Passport #:
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” ( 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!