September 13, 2011 | Mark Paradies

Do You Need a Visa to Attend the TapRooT® Summit?

Since so many Summit attendees come from outside the United States, I thought I would summarize some of the Visa requirements that you may … or may not … be aware of.

CANADA

No Visa required. see:

http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1260.html

MEXICO

From the US State Department web site:

Citizens and permanent residents of Mexico generally must have a nonimmigrant visa or Border Crossing Card (also known as a “Laser Visa”). For ease of travel, the B1/B2 and the Border Crossing Card have been combined into one biometric and machine readable document (DSP-150). Select Border Crossing Card to learn more about this card.

Please visit U.S. Embassy or Consulate websites for more information regarding applying for a visa at the U.S. embassy or consulate in Mexico.

VISA WAIVER PROGRAM

Countries that require only a valid passport (no VISA) include:

Andorra
Australia
Austria
Belgium
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
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom

Details of the Visa Waiver Program that make this possible can be found at:

http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1990.html

BERMUDA

There is no requirement for a Visa for citizens of Bermuda as long as they plan to stay for less than 180 days. See:

http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1260.html#4

OTHERS

You will need a B-1 Business Visa to come to the 2012 Global TapRooT® Summit.

The Wall Street Journal
says that getting these types of Visas may take as long as four months. So get started NOW!

People requesting a Visa must demonstrate that:

  • The purpose of their trip is to enter the U.S. for business, pleasure, or medical treatment;
  • That they plan to remain for a specific, limited period;
  • Evidence of funds to cover expenses in the United States;
  • Evidence of compelling social and economic ties abroad; and
  • That they have a residence outside the U.S. as well as other binding ties that will insure their return abroad at the end of the visit.

The US Department of State web site also says that:

“Evidence which shows the purpose of the trip, intent to depart the United States, and arrangements made to cover the costs of the trip may be provided. It is impossible to specify the exact form the documentation should take since applicants’ circumstances vary greatly.”

We can help with this evidence by providing a letter of invitation for attending the TapRooT® Summit. This helps prove your purpose for wanting to enter the country.

To get your letter, click here to contact us and ask for an invitation letter for the Summit.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Mark

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