Important information about applying for a US Visa

As a valued MEF18 attendee, we wanted to let you know that the United States has implemented changes to the visa waiver program.  As of April 1, 2016 you must have an e-Passport to participate in the visa waiver program.  You may find more information on this update here

If you have traveled to Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria on or after March 1, 2011 or if you are of dual nationality to any of these countries, please pay particular attention to the new rules outlined in the links below:

US Homeland Security:  https://www.dhs.gov/news/2016/01/21/united-states-begins-implementation-changes-visa-waiver-program.

Visa requirements: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/general/visa-wizard.html.

The MEF can provide registered attendees with a visa support letter to assist in the application process.  Please contact Alysia Bennett via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and provide the following information: 

  • Full Name
  • Address
  • Passport Country of Issuance
  • Passport Number
  • Date of Issue
  • Date of Expire 
  • Issuing Office