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The ISS World Expo is proud to be a world-class tradeshow and welcomes its international visitors! This section features information about your letter of invitation, visa application form, and links to locate your U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
Whether you’re an attendee or exhibitor, you must do several things well in advance to prepare for your trip. The U.S. government has instituted new, tighter visa requirements for non-immigrant applicants. This may lengthen the time it takes to process your application. Get an early start on the process by obtaining all the necessary documentation.
Generally, international travelers need a visa to enter the U.S. Travelers from eligible countries may be able to visit through the visa waiver program (VWP). If you are from a country that does not participate in the VWP, you will need to make an appointment with your U.S. Embassy or Consulate for a visa interview.
The U.S. government requires residents of many countries to obtain a temporary visa before entering the country. Recent
changes to the application process may have increased the length of time required to receive your visa. It’s very important to apply at least 90 days prior to departure. For information on policies and procedures, visit the U.S. visas website.
During the ISS World Expo online registration process, you will have the opportunity to request a visa invitation letter. You must be registered to receive one.
The turnaround time for most visa applications is 30 days, but in some cases, it may take considerably longer. It’s recommended that you apply for your visa two to three months before your scheduled trip to avoid delays in processing. You may contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate for current wait times.
Appropriate documentation, such as an invitation letter, can help demonstrate that the purpose of your trip is to attend or exhibit at the ISS World Expo and you intend to return home.
If you require a visa invitation letter before our registration system opens in December, or you need assistance, please contact us directly at 972.536.6300 or [email protected]. We’ll be happy to process your request.
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables citizens of 27 countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business without obtaining a visa. VWP travelers must present a machine-readable passport at the U.S. post of entry to enter the country. To obtain a complete list of exempt countries visit the VWP website.
All travelers coming to the U.S. are subject to the U.S. customs/immigration laws. Visitors are required to possess a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the period of their intended stay. Visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website for more information about documents required for foreign travelers.
Attire at the ISS World Expo is business-casual. Since meeting-room temperatures and personal comfort ranges may vary, a light sweater or jacket is recommended. Also, you may wish to wear comfortable shoes, as walking distances within the convention center can be long.
Standard business hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Become familiar with American etiquette for private, public and business interactions.
Dial 911 from any phone.
Help plan your trip by checking the current exchange rate of your currency to U.S. dollars.
Most hotels offer high-speed Internet connections to guests. Many cafes and restaurants offer free Internet as well.
Most education sessions at the ISS World Expo are conducted in English. A few are presented in Spanish. If a session will be conducted in a language other than English, it will be noted in the description.
Las Vegas Highlights
Las Vegas is consistently named the No. 1 tradeshow destination, as it offers a great visitor experience featuring superb restaurants, championship golf courses, world-class spas, thrilling attractions, captivating museums and more. Consult the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Bureau for ideas and resources.
Las Vegas is in the Pacific Time Zone (PT).
Tipping in the United States is customary. A 15% to 20% tip is usually expected in restaurants and taxis, and for services you receive.
The ISS World Expo is held at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, 3400 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109.
Prior to traveling to Las Vegas, you may wish to check the 10-day weather forecast.