Last updated: July 5, 2017 at 13:55 pm PST
The Atlanta Organizing Committee warmly welcomes all international travelers to the United States. IALL’s multinational membership is an important part of its mission, and attendance at the Annual Course by members from across the globe enriches the program for all attendees. In light of recent changes in the policies and procedures regarding international travel, the Committee wishes to provide resources for those delegates visiting from other countries.
Executive Order 13780 on visas is being implemented following the U.S. Supreme Court’s order of June 26, 2017. The Executive Order is limited to applicants for visa from Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, and the State Department is not revoking previously issued visas. On the following page you will find information regarding the President’s Executive Orders, including some “Fact Sheets” answering common questions:
State Department information on implementation of the Executive Order is available at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/news/important-announcement.html.
Current guidance and implementation of policies on international travel is, of course, subject to change, but the Committee will make every effort to update this page with the most recent information and resources regarding international travel to the United States.
Additionally, please visit the U.S. State Department’s website for U.S. visa information. Most international attendees of the IALL Annual Course will qualify for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), which enables citizens or nationals of participating countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. Travelers from VWP countries must have valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel. The Atlanta Organizing Committee recommends that international attendees check their ESTA or visa status early in the travel planning process. Advance travel planning is important, since visa applications are subject to a greater degree of scrutiny than in the past.
If you need a Letter of Invitation as part of the visa application process, the Atlanta Organizing Committee is happy to provide one in English, Spanish, French, or German. Submit your request to Amy Flick, International Travel Relations, Local Organizing Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your request, please include your full legal name as it appears on your passport, your employer, your country of nationality, your complete mailing address, and the format needed (electronic or hard copy).