International Travel Tips (ISC)

Updated:Oct 2,2013
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International Travel Tips

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association welcomes our international attendees to the International Stroke Conference and Nursing Symposium!

Consulate and Embassy Information - Find U.S. consulates and embassies in your country.

Transportation Information - Discount airfares, ground transportation and car rentals.

Important Visa Information for International Registrants
Visa Information/Letter - Begin your visa application process as soon as possible. Consulates in some countries take several months to process applications.

Invitation Letters
Invitation letters will be available only after your registration has been confirmed. You can submit this letter with your visa application to verify the name, dates, location and purpose of the International Stroke Conference 2014.

Attendance Verification Documentation
There are two types of verification generated through the registration process:

  • Official Letter of Invitation for Meeting Attendees: This letter will be generated only after your registration has been confirmed. You can submit this letter with your visa application to verify the name, dates, location and purpose of the International Stroke Conference 2014. 
  • Registration Confirmation: Once you have registered for the meeting, you will receive an e-mail confirmation that you can refer to during your visa interview.

Visa Delays
If your visa application to attend the International Stroke Conference 2014 is pending after 45 days and you feel you are at risk to miss the conference, report your case to the National Academies. Complete the questionnaire and answer the question "Purpose of Visit" by typing "AHA/ASA International Stroke Conference 2014" to help the National Academies identify you as an AHA/ASA International Stroke Conference 2014 meeting participant. 

Visa Denials
Registration Refunds Due to a Visa Denial: Visa processing may require long lead times. Please plan accordingly! We highly recommend you apply for the U.S. visa three to four months in advance. If your visa has been denied and you would like to be considered for registration refund, please make sure you have either an official denial document from the U.S. consulate or a stamped copy of your application form, showing the date when you applied and the date your visa application has been denied.

International Mentoring Program
Provides international members with networking opportunities, advice and advocacy that's meaningful in their professional development. 

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