United States citizens and permanent residents do not need a US visa or passport for travel to Tennessee.
Many conference attendees who live outside of the US will need to obtain a B-1 visa, designated for business related travel, in order to enter the country and attend the conference.
» Read more about business visas.
Visa applications are currently subject to a greater degree of scrutiny than in the past. Applicants affected by these procedures are informed of the need for additional screening at the time they submit their visa application and will be advised to expect delays. Therefore, attendees are advised to apply for their visa no later than 4-6 months prior to the conference. Letters of invitation are not necessary for obtaining a B-1 visa and are not one of the factors used in determining whether to issue or deny a visa. More information about this can be found on the US Department of State’s website under “Additional Documentation May Be Required.”
The US visa policy permits citizens of certain countries to travel to the US without a visa when they meet specific requirements.
» Read more about the Visa Waiver Program.
Citizens of Canada and Bermuda aren’t required to obtain visas and don’t need to qualify for the Visa Waiver Program.
» Read about specific requirements for citizens of Canada and Bermuda.