International Attendee Resource Center
CyberSatGov welcomes international attendees!
CyberSatGov is an inclusive event and we welcome our international colleagues to attend. To simplify the process and alleviate some of the work associated with international travel, we’ve put together these resources for you so you may better plan your trip to the 2022 CyberSat Summit.
U.S. Visa Information
Helpful quick links from the U.S. Department of State:
To estimate how long you will have to wait to get an interview appointment to apply for a visa, please go to the Visa Wait Time web site.
Tips For A Successful Visa Interview
Request your letter of invitation and make your appointment for a visa interview early. Wait times for a visa interview can be several weeks or more in many countries, especially during peak travel periods. With this in mind, you are strongly urged to place your request for a letter of invitation to attend CyberSatGov as soon as possible.
Here are some tips to make your visa interview successful:
- Request a letter of invitation from CyberSatGov. The sooner you request your letter of invitation, the better, as it may take longer to apply for a visitor visa.
- Schedule an appointment with your embassy as soon as you receive your visa. Make your appointment early as wait times can be long in some countries. Please request your letter of invitation before you make your appointment and make sure you have your letter available for your interview.
- Verify fees and requirements. Click here to find out about visa fees and methods of payment accepted by the embassy or consulate. The website also contains information on other requirements such as photographs.
- Show proof of “strong ties” that bind you to your country of residence. The consular officers conducting interviews look for proof that you will return to your country. Evidence of “strong ties” includes proof of business ownership or employment, social and family relationships.
- If you have traveled to the U.S. previously, provide documentation demonstrating that you returned to your country on time. Use an airline ticket stub or boarding pass to show your return flight or meeting materials that show you attended a business conference as proof that you returned within the time-frame you stated.
- With your application, include any materials CyberSatGov may have sent you.
- Present your entire trip itinerary with your application. Include any plans you may have to travel to any countries other than the United States, at the time of visa application.