The International Reading Association recommends that international travelers start the visa application process five to six months before the conference begins. It is recommended to secure your travel visa and airline reservations before registering for the conference.
Online Resources for Visa Application Process
This site, a service of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, offers information and forms necessary for international travel, including tips for traveling abroad, travel warnings and alerts.
U.S. Embassies and Consulates
This site provides a list of U.S. embassies, consulates, and diplomatic missions around the world.
Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)
International travelers who are seeking to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are now subject to enhanced security requirements and are required to pay an administrative fee. Applications are available on this site, which is available in 22 languages.