Conference attendees who reside outside the United States may need to apply for a VISA at the American Embassy, consulate, or other visa issuing office in their country of origin. Please begin your VISA application process as soon as possible, as applications may take several months to process.
For information on obtaining your visa, visit the U.S. Department of State's website.
If you have any questions regarding how to obtain your VISA or procedures for visitation, please visit the website of Virginia Tech's Cranwell International Center.
Instructions for requesting an Invitation Letter
Many VISA issuing offices require that you present a letter of invitation to the conference, proof of conference registration, and airline ticket confirmation, along with your visa application. If you need a letter of invitation to the conference, please use the form below or email the following information to Michelle Kovac (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Dulles International Airport (Airport Code: IAD)
All direct international flights to Washington, DC fly into Dulles. From Dulles, you may take a direct flight to Roanoke, VA, take the MegaBus (www.megabus.com) to Christiansburg, VA where you will take the SmartWay Bus to Blacksburg, VA or you may rent a car and drive to Blacksburg, VA from the Dulles International Airport.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport (Airport Code: CLT)
All direct international flights to Charlotte, NC fly into Charlotte Douglas International Airport. From Charlotte, you may take a direct flight to Roanoke, VA, tor you may rent a car and drive to Blacksburg, VA from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
See the Location for more travel details.
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