Visa Letters for the Annual Meeting

It is necessary for international attendees entering the United States to clear customs and immigration. Visitors from Canada and Mexico must present a passport in order to enter the United States. Visitors from the 38 countries that are part of the Visa Waiver Program must have an e-Passport (embedded with an electronic chip) in order to skip the visa process. Please be prepared. Non-US citizens should inquire about possible visa requirements from their own country. Official letters of invitation to the Annual Meeting to support visa applications are available. Please indicate during registration in the “Letter of Invitation” portion if you would like to request a letter. If you have questions, you may e-mail reg@aarweb.org after you have completed registration to obtain more details about the information required.

Please note that AAR will fully refund registration fees with no penalty to AAR members in good standing whose visa applications are denied or who are otherwise restricted from entering the United States. For full refund, members must provide a copy of the visa rejection or other written proof of travel restriction.

Please read this statement from AAR Executive Director Jack Fitzmier on travel visas for this year's Annual Meeting in Boston.