Foreign travelers coming to the United States to attend conferences need visitor visas unless they qualify for entry under the Visa Waiver Program. More information is available here.

If you qualify for the Visa Waiver Program and are completing the ESTA form you may put the “U.S. Point of Contact Information” as:

Carol Ann Austin, Administrative Manager,
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
100 Stellarator Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 U.S.A.
Tel: (609) 243-2484
Cell: (609) 903-5526
Fax: (609) 243-2749

Visa appointment and processing wait times for specific U.S. Embassy’s or Consulates are available here.
General information is available here.

If you need a visa please email with

  • your name,
  • your institution,
  • institutional street address and
  • number / title of your accepted abstract

and we will send a letter of invitation (this is recommended for the fastest response).

When registering, please select the ‘Yes’ radio button in the ‘Other Info’ / ‘Letter of invitation needed’ section in the RegOnline registration form and fill in the address that the visa invitation should be sent to.

Accompanying persons should apply for a tourist visa.

We strongly recommend you apply for a visa as soon as possible.