As the world’s largest annual international photo imaging trade show, PMA welcomes attendees from more than 100 countries to this event every year. The following information should assist you in planning your travel to the PMA 09 International Convention and Trade Show.
Please note: the United States government has instituted new, tighter visa requirements for non-immigrant applicants. This may lengthen the time it takes to process your visa application. Make sure you begin your visa application early and well in advance of your travel dates. It could take as long as two to three months to obtain your visa.
Traveling From Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Bermuda, or Panama? (Click Here)
As part of the new Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, you will now be required to have a passport or other accepted document (please note: the passport is the document of choice) that establishes your identity and nationality to enter or re-enter the United States.
General Visa Information (Click Here)
Due to recent changes for nonimmigrant applicants wishing to visit the United States, the amount of time it takes to process visa applications may be longer than you have previously experienced. Begin your visa applications process well in advance of your travel dates and no later than two to three months before you wish to enter the United States.
Do I Need a Visa? (Click Here)
The Visa Waiver Program enables eligible citizens of 27 countries to enter the US for tourism or business for a period of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. Learn more and see if you are eligible to take advantage of this program.
Visa Application Forms (Click Here)
The U.S. Visa Application Form (DS-156) can be completed online. Include this with your application and any materials you have received from PMA demonstrating that the PMA 09 International Convention and Trade Show is a legitimate business event.
Locate the Nearest Embassy or Consulate(Click Here)
Locate the U.S. Embassy or Consulate General nearest to you to schedule your visa interview.
Letter of Invitation (Click Here)
An Official Letter of Invitation from PMA can assist you in obtaining a visa, serving as a supporting document in your visa application. Please provide complete and accurate information when requesting your visa letter of invitation to help expedite the process.
Visa Application and Interview Tips(Click Here)
To assist you in obtaining a visa and help ensure the application process runs as smoothly as possible, please review this list of tips.
US-VISIT (Click Here)
US-VISIT applies to all visitors holding non-immigrant visas, regardless of country or origin. Visitors are photographed and fingerprinted upon arrival. The quick and efficient process takes a few seconds in most cases. Goals of the program are to enhance the security of citizens and visitors and facilitate legitimate travel and trade.
Travel Tips (Click Here)
Prepare for your air travel with information from the Transportation Security Administration, including key tips, a list of prohibited items, wait times, special considerations, and other important travel information.