Visa Information

International Travel

For international attendees and exhibitors, this section features your Letter of Invitation, VISA application form, and links to locate your U.S. Embassy. If you are an international visitor, be reminded that the United States government has instituted new, tighter visa requirements for non-immigrant applicants. This may lengthen the amount of time it takes to process your VISA application. As a result, get an early jump on your visa application process by obtaining all the necessary documentation. Whether you are an attendee or exhibitor, there are several things you must do in advance to prepare for your trip to the United States. Please review the tabs below to get the information you need.

Visa Info

Apply at least 90 days prior to departure.

You must register to attend the ISSA Show North America 2022 in order to receive an official VISA invitation letter which will become available after registration completion. We are no longer providing individually-customized letters of invitation for the purpose of applying for Visas. However, once you have booked your exhibit space and registered as an exhibitor, your emailed registration confirmation will serve the same purpose as a letter of invitation and can be used in your Visa application process. The ISSA Show registration confirmation email will include your individual and company information as well as demonstrate the purpose of your trip.

Visa Waiver Program

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries to travel to the U.S. for tourism or business for a maximum of 90 days without obtaining a visa. Travelers must have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel. In addition, travelers must meet all requirements listed on the VISA Waiver Program website.

VWP travelers must present a machine-readable passport (MRP) at the U.S. port of entry to enter the U.S. without a visa. To obtain a complete list of exempt countries and learn more, visit the Visa Waiver Program website.

Event Basics

 

Venue

The 2022 event will be held at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL USA.

Time

Chicago is located in the Central Time Zone.

Weather 

Prior to traveling to Chicago for the event, you may wish to check the 10-day weather forecast.

Language

Sessions at ISSA Show North America are conducted in English.

Tipping

Tipping in the U.S. is customary. A 15% to 20% tip is usually expected in restaurants, taxis, and for any other services you receive.

Exchange Rate

Help plan your trip by checking the current exchange rate of your currency to U.S. dollars.

Emergencies

Dial 911 from any phone.

Etiquette

Become familiar with American etiquette for private, public, and business interactions.

Attire

Attire at ISSA Show North America is business casual. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort ranges may vary, a light sweater or jacket is recommended.

Questions?

If you have specific questions in the meantime, please contact us.