Visa Assistance

Obtaining Visa Application Document (Formal Letter of Invitation)

Visa requirements: The US has updated its visa policies to increase security, so it may take you several months to apply for and receive your visa. For details that apply specifically to your country please go immediately to your nearest US Consulate or Embassy. Review your visa status now to determine if you need a US visa or visa renewal and to find out how to schedule an interview appointment, pay fees, and other vital instructions.

If you need a personal letter of invitation to attend the Conference, please provide the following information (order like stated below):

  • salutation (Mrs. / Mr.)
  • title (Prof. / Dr. / ...)
  • complete name  (first, middle, last name)
  • complete mailing address (company/institution, street, city, state/province, postal code, country)
  • e-mail address
  • whether you are author/co-author (including ID# of your contribution)
  • whether you have already registered AND paid your registration fee (incl. Invoice #), and any other details that US or your country of residence requires for your visa application

Then, contact the Conference Coordinators by email at:

Erdal Oruklu
Local Chair, IUS 2014
Email Address
Telephone: +1-312-375-8148

IEEE VISA Guidelines

According to IEEE's guidelines for providing visa letters such formal letters of invitation will only be issued to:

  • People the committee knows
  • Speakers/Presenters
  • Committee members
  • Attendees/Exhibitors who have paid their registration fee in full

The Conference cannot contact or intervene with any US Embassy or Consulate office abroad on your behalf so please begin your visa application process as soon as you determine that you want to attend the 2014 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium.

Helpful Links

Complete information on how to apply for a visa to enter the U.S. can be found on the U.S. Department of State’s website.

A step-by-step outline of U.S. visa application procedures

Estimated wait times.

More information on the visa process and a glossary of related-terms