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.
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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.
To request a letter of invitation, please fill out and submit the online Invitation Letter Request Form
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: email@example.comAIAA cannot directly intervene with the U.S. Department of State, consular offices, or embassies on behalf of individuals applying for visas.