Letter of Invitation Request

Obtaining a Visa

If it is necessary for you to obtain a visa to attend this conference, you can find relevant information about the application process on the following website:

http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_2664.html and http://travel.state.gov/pdf/BusinessVisa.pdf

Apply for your Visa well in advance of your travel! Important steps to remember:

  • Review your visa status, and find out if you need a U.S. visa or a renewal.
  • Review the visa wait times information for interview appointments and visa processing at each embassy and consular section worldwide available on the U.S. Department of State website at Visa Wait Times. Visit the embassy or consular section website where you will apply for your visa to find out how to schedule an interview appointment, pay fees and any other instructions.
  • Plan on an interview at the embassy or consulate, which is required for most visa applicants. As part of the visa interview, quick inkless fingerprint scans should be expected. Some visa applications require additional administrative processing, which requires some additional time. Applicants are advised when they apply.

The Letter of Invitation Request Form

If you require a letter of invitation from ASME, please submit a request for a letter of invitation (PDF).

At least one of the following criteria must be met by the requesting party in order to honor the request for a letter of invitation:

  • Be an author of an accepted abstract and/or paper.
  • Have paid the registration fee for this conference.

PLEASE NOTE: The VISA Letter Request Form should be scanned and sent to the respective ASME Staff Contact listed on the Conference Listed table below prior to the respective Conference Registration going "live." Once Congress Registration is live, if you are from a country which requires a VISA Invitation Letter, you will receive the letter once you register.





Joint Rail Conference (JRC)

April 2-4, 2014

Altoona, PA

LaShion Pettiford

SMR Symposium

April 15-17, 2014

Washington, DC

Kim Williams

Verification and Validation Symposium

May 7-9, 2014

Las Vegas, NV

Kim Williams

Annual Meeting

June 6-11, 2014

Portland, OR

Kim Williams

ISPS 2014

June 16-17, 2014

Santa Clara, CA

LaShion Pettiford

Turbo Expo 2014

June 16-20, 2014

Dusseldorf, Germany

Martha Quinlin

ESFuel Cell

June 30 - July 2, 2014

Boston, MA

Jovita Frederick

2014 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference (PVP)

July 20-24, 2014

Anaheim, CA

Jamie Hart

International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE-22)

July 13-17, 2014

Prague, Czech

Robert Powers

Power 2014

July 28-31, 2014

Baltimore, MD

LaShion Pettiford


August 3-7, 2014

Chicago, IL

Robert Powers

International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference

August 17-20, 2014

Buffalo, NY

Jovita Frederick

Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems

September 29 - October 1, 2014

Newport, RI

Jovita Frederick

Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC)

October 21-24, 2014

San Antonio, TX

Robert Powers

ICED 2014 2014 Fall Technical Conference (ICEF)

October 19-22, 2014

Columbus, IN

Robert Powers

International Mechanical Engineer Congress & Exposition

November 14-20, 2014

Montreal, Canada

Kim Williams

Visa Waiver Program

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables citizens of certain countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. These countries include:

Andora Australia Austria
Belgium Brunei Czech Republic
Denmark Estonia Finland
France Germany Hungary
Iceland Ireland Italy
Japan Latvia Liechtenstein
Lithuania Luxembourg Malta
Monaco The Netherlands New Zealand
Norway Portugal San Marino
Singapore Slovakia Slovenia
South Korea Spain Sweden
Switzerland Taiwan* United Kingdom

* With respect to all references to "country" or "countries" on this page, it should be noted that the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, Pub. L. No. 96-8, Section 4(b)(1), provides that "[w]henever the laws of the United States refer or relate to foreign countries, nations, states, governments, or similar entities, such terms shall include and such laws shall apply with respect to Taiwan." 22 U.S.C. § 3303(b)(1). Accordingly, all references to "country" or "countries" in the Visa Waiver Program authorizing legislation, Section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1187, are read to include Taiwan. This is consistent with the United States' one-China policy, under which the United States has maintained unofficial relations with Taiwan since 1979.

The Patriot Act legislated that all Visa Waiver Program travelers must have a machine-readable passport. For more information, please visit: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1990.html.


Want to know more about visiting the U.S., please visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website at What to Expect When Visiting the United States.