If it is necessary for you to obtain a visa to attend ISFV-17 to be held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in U.S.A., you can find relevant information about the application process on the following websites: http://tinyurl.com/h9bmtgt and http://tinyurl.com/pxtzrs6

Apply for your Visa well in advance of your travel! Important steps to remember:

  • Review your visa status, and find out if you need a U.S. visa or a renewal.
  • Review the visa wait times information for interview appointments and visa processing at each embassy and consular section worldwide available on the U.S. Department of State website. Visit the embassy or consular section website where you will apply for your visa to find out how to schedule an interview appointment and pay fees, and any other relevant instructions.
  • Plan on an interview at the embassy or consulate, which is required for most visa applicants. As part of the visa interview, quick inkless fingerprint scans should be expected. Some visa applications require additional administrative processing, which requires some additional time. Applicants are advised when they apply.

Request of the Letter of Invitation

If you require a letter of invitation from ISFV Chair, please download and fill up the invitation letter draft (Word), and email it back to the conference chair at kkihm@utk.edu.

At least one of the following criteria must be met by the requesting party in order to honor the request for a letter of invitation:

  • Be an author of an accepted presentation entry.
  • Have paid the registration fee for this conference as a regular participant, an exhibition participant, a student participant, or an accompanying spouse.

The Symposium cannot contact or intervene with any U.S. Embassy or Consulate office abroad on your behalf so please begin your visa application process as soon as you determine that you want to attend the ISFV-17 in 2016. 



ISFV17 Website. Last update: June 15, 2016.