Visa Waiver Countries

Conference attendees from visa-waiver countries (listed below), will be required to register online and to be screened and authorized for entry through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) program. Authorization is good for two years or until one's current passport expires. The initial registration can take place any time before the first trip to the US.


US Visa Waiver Countries
Andorra Australia Austria Belgium
Brunei Brunei Czech Republic Denmark
Estonia Finland France Germany
Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland
Italy Japan Latvia Liechtenstein
Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Monaco
the Netherlands New Zealand Norway Portugal
San Marino Singapore Slovakia Slovenia
South Korea Spain South Korea Sweden
Switzerland United Kingdom    

(see the US state department website for more information)

Non-Visa Waiver Countries

Conference attendees from non–visa-waiver countries will be required to apply for a Visa to travel to the US.

Because of the number of visa applications and the need for thorough security reviews, the visa application process can take several months. It is strongly encouraged that conference attendees apply for their visas as early as possible (at least 3 to 4 months before the visa is needed). You can find out the average wait time for your country by visiting the US State Department's visa wait time page and selecting your nearest consular office.

In order to support your application for a visa MIOMD-XI will provide, upon request, an official signed invitation letter to anybody who has registered for the conference. Please fill out the form below and send a copy to the conference email address MIOMD-11@northwestern.edu.

last updated 10/11/2011