Visa Information Plenary 5

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Please read the information below to understand  what are the the Visa Requirements for International Delegates Traveling to the United States and if you need to apply for a visa to attend the RDA Fifth Plenary.

The event organisers can provide a visa invitation letter if expressly required.

Please send an email with all the details that you need included in the letter and include Visa Invitation Letter in the subject of your email to plenary5-visa [at]

Visa Waiver Program (VWP) – You must be a citizen or national of VWP‐participant country. The following 37 countries are Visa Waiver Program participants:


1 Andorra 11 Germany 21 Luxembourg 31 Slovenia
2 Australia 12 Greece 22 Malta 32 South Korea
3 Austria 13 Hungary 23 Monaco 33 Spain
4 Belgium 14 Iceland 24 Netherlands 34 Sweden
5 Brunei 15 Ireland 25 New Zealand 35 Switzerland
6 Czech Republic 16 Italy 26 Norway 36 Taiwan (see note below)
7 Denmark 17 Japan 27 Portugal 37 United Kingdom
8 Estonia 18 Latvia 28 San Marino    
9 Finland 19 Liechtenstein 29 Singapore    
10 France 20 Lithuania 30 Slovakia    


With respect to all references to “country” or “countries” on this page, it should be noted that the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, Pub. L. No. 96‐8, Section 4(b)(1), provides that “whenever the laws of the United States refer or relate to foreign countries, nations, states, governments, or similar entities, such terms shall include and such laws shall apply with respect to Taiwan.” 22 U.S.C. § 3303(b)(1). Accordingly, all references to “country” or “countries” in the Visa Waiver Program authorizing legislation, Section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. 1187, are read to include Taiwan. This is consistent with the United States’ one‐China policy, under which the United States has maintained unofficial relations with Taiwan since 1979.

Additionally, citizens of Canada and Bermuda traveling for visitor visa purposes don’t need a visa, with some exceptions.

For countries that do NOT participate in the Visa Waiver Program, the Visa application process can differ based on U.S. relations with a particular country. The following website provides a link to all U.S. Embassies and Consulates throughout the world:

Each embassy will have a “Visa” link with instructions/requirements for obtaining a Visa for travel to the United States.