An International Invitation to Attend
The Society of Toxicology invites scientists from around the world to attend its 52nd Annual Meeting, March 10–14, 2013. Please note that individual invitations are not required for attendance at meetings of the Society of Toxicology. Since the meetings are open scientific events, SOT invites interested persons to attend.
If your travels require a visa, the United States is advising visa applicants to apply at least three to four months in advance of their travel date. We request that you contact the United States Consulate/Embassy and Currency Exchange in your own country regarding documentation and necessary information for your visit to the United States.
If for visa purposes you need a formal invitation letter, you may request an invitation by sending your name, address, and fax number to the SOT Registration Department. If you have been accepted to make a presentation at the meeting, please include the name and date of your presentation. You will need to make your own hotel reservations and register for the meeting. If you need assistance, please contact the SOT Registration Department at tel: 703.438.3115, fax: 703.438.3113, or email: SOT Headquarters.
Here are some sources of information to help you obtain a visa:
A website designed with you in mind about current visa policies and procedures.
- International Visitors Office of The National Academies
For additional visa information, contact the International Visitors Office (IVO) of the National Academies of the Sciences at the above website. This should serve as a visa resource for all visiting scientists and scholars traveling to the United States. Additionally, a survey is available that can be used to assist future travelers with the visa process.
- Make an Appointment
To visit the United States Embassy or Consulate. Make sure you ask if there are any fees required. Most fees must be paid before your appointment. Wait times for appointments may be longer than in the past. Schedule the appointment as soon as possible. Information on Visa wait times can be found at the US Department of State website.
- Get Your Documents Ready
passport, applications, and documents to support the application with employment details (reason for travel along with financial status), and proof of payment of fees.
- Submit Your Application
Send your application and passport along with supporting documents to the United States Embassy or Consulate.
- Start Early
Additional reviews may be required. This could add an additional four to six weeks to the processing time.
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