Many international exhibitors will require a visitor visa to enter the United States. Apply early; for scientific conferences, visa applications should be made no later than 90 days prior to travel.
Consult the following for more information and helpful links:
Letter of Invitation
The Academy provides international exhibitors with a specific letter of invitation to use when applying for a Visa, which can be customized for each company representative travelling to the Academy's meeting.
If you require a letter of invitation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traveling to the United States
Travel restrictions for international travelers continue to evolve. Find helpful information from the following sources:
International Freight Forwarder
The AAO 2023 international freight forwarder is DSV Solutions, LLC, + 1 941 861 8930.
View the AAO 2023 International Shipping Instructions (PDF 553KB).
Caution: Beware of Scams
Fraudulent companies that pretend to be associated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology may appear in web searches or contact you by email. Only book services through Academy official contractor partners. If you are ever in doubt, email email@example.com or call 1.415.447.0365 to confirm.