Visitors traveling to the United States for the first time should contact the US embassy of their countries for travel information and requirements. A link to the
US Embassies location finder is provided.
We realize that international travel can be a lot of work and sometimes a confusing experience. To make things easier for you, we are willing to answer many of the questions asked by international guests, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most international participants must obtain visas prior to entering the United States. Allow as much time as possible to obtain the visa, as the U.S. embassy can take months to issue the appropriate documents. To find the nearest U.S. embassy, and get help with your questions about the application process, please visit the U.S. Department of State online.
We recommend arriving in the United States with some cash in U.S. dollars.
Credit Cards and Travelers Checks:
Major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express) are accepted at most places in the United States. When paying with a credit card, you will often be asked to show a form of identification, so please have your passport available. The hotels in the Baltimore/Washington area may accept travelerís checks and/or cash payments in foreign currencies. Please contact the hotel directly to inquire about their individual policies. (Please note: Some hotels limit the dollar value of checks cashed and charge check-cashing fees.).
Neither PDMCI and its partners/service providers act as a sponsoring organization for any individual or organization attending the Conference. A letter of invitation from PDMCI Conference is not enough for the U.S. embassy to issue a visa. Please work with Private Cooperationís, NGOs or governmental organizations in your home country for sponsorship, as this has shown to be the most helpful. We will only furnish a letter of invitation upon the receipt of registration payments.