Important Information for International Attendees
The World Congress on Stress, Trauma & Coping has always been a gathering of crisis intervention professionals from across the United States and around the world. In fact, 14% of 12th World Congress presenters come from countries outside of the United States. We encourage and welcome International participation, as all attendees benefit by interacting with and learning from one another, wherever they live and work.
The information below is provided for the convenience of our International attendees. The source of most of this information is the website of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (www.dhs.gov), and may or may not be current as of the date viewed by our website visitors. We encourage you to contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your country for the most current information, as well as for answers to any additional questions you may have about the process to follow for visiting the U.S.
Passport and/or Visa Requirements
All international visitors regardless of country of origin must present a passport or secure document when entering the United States by air. A Business Visitor (B-1) Visa or other type of Visa may also be required. For information about the Business Visitor Visa, please visit the Business Visa Center website. Click here for information on other types of Visas.
Several countries participate in the Visa Waiver Program. Check here to see if your country participates. Note that Machine Readable Passports are required for entry under the Visa Waiver Program; nationals of some countries must present an e-Passport.
US-VISIT. Entry and exit process for visitors requiring a visa, using biometrics such as digital fingerscans and digital photographs, to ensure the person crossing our border is the same person who received the visa. Procedures apply to international travelers holding a non-U.S. passport or visa with limited exceptions. Most citizens of Canada are not subject to the US-VISIT program. Find out how US-VISIT works.
ESTA. Internet-based Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) to screen Visa Waiver Program (VWP) applicants prior to traveling to the United States.
e-Passports. The United States requires that travelers entering the United States under the Visa Waiver Program have an e-Passport if their passport was issued on or after October 26, 2006.
Travel For Non-U.S. Citizens (CBP) Information for visitors to the United States that are visiting for the purpose of working, studying, business travel or immigration.
Trusted Traveler Programs
The Trusted Traveler Programs provide expedited travel for pre-approved, low risk travelers through dedicated lanes.
- NEXUS (CBP). Provides expedited travel via land, air or sea to approved members between the U.S. and Canada border.
- SENTRI (CBP). Provides expedited travel to approved members between the U.S. and Mexico border.
- Global Entry (CBP). Expedited screening and processing for pre-screened International travelers entering the United States.
More information available at www.getyouhome.gov.