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International Attendees

Special Pricing for Attendees from Developing Countries

Reduced registration rates have been approved for attendees from Developing Countries, see the rates here

Check the list of countries here. To register at the reduced rate, please email acmg2022@acmg.net for an invitation code. 

Visa Information & Letters of Invitation for International Attendees

All international visitors should check current COVID-19 related travel restrictions here and confirm current visa requirements to enter the United States with the nearest Consulate in your own country prior to departure. ACMG cannot be held responsible for travelers who do not confirm their visa requirements or obtain the appropriate paperwork to travel to the ACMG Annual Meeting.   

When applying for a visa to enter the United States, it is highly recommended that participants apply early to allow enough time for the screening processes at their local U.S. Embassy. The U.S. Consular Services suggests travelers begin the visa application process at least 60 days prior to the date of travel, however, it is also recommended that travelers contact the Consular Services of their local Embassy to find out how long the wait is for an interview.

VISA Invitation Letter Requirements 

Should a letter of invitation be required as part of a visa application, a written request must be submitted to ACMG via email: jcohen@acmg.net

For security purposes, ACMG's policy for issuing official letters of invitation for the ACMG Annual Meeting is as follows:

• Letters of Invitation can only be issued to confirmed registrants, defined as those who have paid the meeting registration fees.  
• After you have received your official registration confirmation, you should then contact the ACMG Office to request a letter of invitation via email: jcohen@acmg.net
• Letters of invitation can only be issued for the person registered for the meeting.  We cannot issue letters of invitation for guests of participants.
• Letters of invitation are addressed to the individual who wishes to attend the event. To expedite the preparation of a letter, please provide the following information in your request:

First Name
Last Name
Institution
Address
Date & Country of issue of Passport
ACMG Meeting Registration #

Note: Obtaining a Letter of Invitation from ACMG will not guarantee that your U.S. visa application will be approved.  The letter is merely supplementary information that explains a visa applicant's intended purpose of travel to the United States.  The decision to issue a visa is the sole judgment of the local Embassy or Consulate.  U.S. Embassy officers look at the totality of an applicant's personal and professional situation in determining visa eligibility.  ACMG is unable to assist with actual visa processing.

Should issues arise during the visa process and you are concerned that you may not receive your visa in time for the conference; you should contact the ACMG Office immediately. If you are not able to attend the conference in-person due to visa issues, you can email a request to acmg2022@acmg.net to transfer to virtual registration. You will receive a partial refund for the difference in registration fees if submitted by February 11, 2022. If submitted after February 11, 2022, you can still transfer to virtual registration by emailing acmg2022@acmg.net, but you will not receive a refund. Please refer to Refund Policy on the Registration Page for the full details. If you have further questions or require additional information, please contact ACMG at acmg2022@acmg.net or contact your local consulate.