The U.S. government requires residents of many countries to obtain a temporary visa before entering the United States. The visa application process may have increased the length of time required to receive your visa, so it is very important to apply for your visa at least 90 days prior to your departure. The information below provides important links and details that should make the process easier for you. Please contact LDI if you need assistance!
Once you have registered for LDI2018, Visa Letters may now be requested as part of your registration process. Upon completion of your registration, you will be asked if you require a Visa Letter. Once you submit the required information, it will be available on your Dashboard and may be printed immediately. If you are unable to obtain a visa, we will issue a full refund without charging the cancellation fee.
If you have questions about visas and other travel restrictions, check with your local U.S. consulate or visit the U.S. Embassy and Consulate home page.
A U.S. visa allows a foreign citizen to travel to a United States port of entry and request admission into the U.S. from a U.S. Immigration Inspector. Since September 11, visa applications have been subject to a greater degree of scrutiny than in the past. The timeframes for visa processing today are difficult to predict with accuracy for any individual applicant and could vary significantly by country. Advance planning on the part of travelers is essential to receive a visa in time for proposed travel dates to the United States.
Only requests submitted via the online registration system will be processed. Obtaining a Visa Letter from LDI will not guarantee that you will be approved for a visa. The letter is merely supplementary information that explains a visa applicant's intended purpose to travel. U.S. Embassy officers look at the totality of an applicant’s personal situation in determining visa eligibility.
Please be vigilant if approached by any company or service other than onPeak, that implies or claims to be a housing provider for LDI. onPeak is the only Official Hotel Partner for LDI 2018. We are aware that other housing companies or travel agencies may contact you or your company to book your guest rooms through them. Neither onPeak, nor LDI have any affiliation with these organizations and cannot vouch for their services in any way. Entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can potentially cost you thousands of dollars with no guarantee of an actual hotel reservation. Reservations through these agencies or companies are made at your own risk and responsibility.
LDI does not distribute or sell any attendee or exhibitor information. If you are contacted by other third-party companies offering an attendee list, please be aware they are not affiliated with our event, and do not possess the official LDI attendee list. Entering into financial agreements with these companies can have costly consequences and are not protected by event management. If you are interested in purchasing an email to LDI attendees please contact Joanne Zola at firstname.lastname@example.org.