International Attendee Resources

Please note that this is general information provided by APSA, and because this information may change, it is recommended that you contact your local embassy to ensure documentation is in order.

Applying for a Visa
Business (B-1) visas are used for attending education events.  APSA recommends starting this process as soon as possible to ensure everything is in order.

Business Visa Center
Business (B-1) Visas

Check Visa Wait Times
Visa Wizard
Locate a U.S. Embassy or Consulate
Frequently Asked Questions on Business Visas

Questions on visas can be sent to or by phone at (202) 485-7675 on Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Eastern.

Visa Waiver Programs
If you are attending from a Visa Waiver Country, you must meet all the requirements listed on the State Department’s page, and you must ensure your Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is up to date and have an e-passport ready to use.

Visa Waiver Program Information

Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)
FAQs on the Visa Waiver Program and ESTA

Currently, the U.S. requires proof of a negative COVID-19 test for all air passengers arriving from outside the United States, including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents, even if fully vaccinated.  International arrivals must be tested no more than three days before their departure and will need to present the documentation of a negative test result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight.
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International Travel Quick Reference(Source: Centers of Disease Control;

COVID-19: Testing Before Travel


CDC International Travel Recommendations for Before, During, and After Your Trip

Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other methods of transport.

Be sure to check your own country’s policies for your return.

COVID-19 Country Specific Information (U.S. State Department) 

Other Resources
Annual Meeting Invitation Letter
Invitation letters can be provided to all participants on the official program. Contact for an official Annual Meeting invitation letter.

Access Your Registration Receipt
Registration receipts are emailed at time of purchase, but can be accessed again under your My APSA account. Receipts can be found under “Recent Orders” by clicking the “View” icon next to the appropriate receipt.

Online Program
The online program will be available in late June.