International Attendee Info

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Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination Required for Air Passengers

Learn more via the CDC

If you are visiting the United States from outside of the country and do not have United States citizenship, you may require a visa.

Fill out and print out your personalized GSA Connects 2023 Letter of Invitation. If you require additional information on your invitation letter in order to obtain approval to travel or for your visa, please email us at

GSA offers a 50% discount on annual meeting registration fees for individuals who are both residing in and are citizens of low and low-middle income countries as classified by the World Bank. The 50% discount does not apply to the K-12 professional, Guest or Companion, or Field Trip/Short Course Only registration classes. To receive the 50% registration rate, you must fill out a form and send it back to us, you cannot do this online. Please email to request the form.

Travel Grants

Learn more about travel grants for meeting attendees who reside outside of North America on the International Travel Grant webpage.

Tips for International Attendees

Apply for your visa early. The U.S. Department of State recommends applying at least three to four months before the meeting. Some consulates may have backlogs in scheduling visa interviews. Therefore, applicants should first consult the U.S. Department of State’s  visa appointment and processing wait times website.

Further information on business visas can be found at the U.S. Department of State Business Visa Center website and the International Visitors Office (IVO) website.

If you are experiencing significant visa delays, please fill out the IVO visa survey. This will allow the IVO to bring the case to the attention of the U.S. Department of State.