Notice About Visas
If you plan to attend an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) technical conference or course held in the United States and you require a visa for travel, it is incumbent upon you to apply for a visa with the U.S. embassy (consular division) or consulate with ample time for processing. To avoid bureaucratic problems, AIAA strongly suggests that you submit your formal application to U.S. authorities a minimum of 120 days in advance of the date of anticipated travel.
Please click here for more information about the visa application process and U.S. Department of State requirements.
If you plan to attend an AIAA-organized event that is being held in a country outside the United States and you require a visa to travel to that country, you must apply for a visa at an embassy or consulate of the country in which the event is being held.
Prospective conference and course attendees requiring a visa to travel to the event should first contact the AIAA to request an official letter of invitation to the event. This letter and a copy of the conference call for papers should be presented along with the required documentation to the U.S. consular officials as part of the formal application process.
You can also request a letter of invitation by contacting:
ATTN: Customer Service
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191-4344
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgAIAA cannot directly intervene with the U.S. Department of State, consular offices, or embassies on behalf of individuals applying for visas.