Official letters of invitation, to assist in obtaining a visa, will be sent upon request after registration is complete, and upon receipt of the appropriate registration payment from the delegate/attendee. It must be understood that such letters do not represent a commitment on the part of SLS or the conference to provide any financial assistance. All expenses incurred with relation to the conference are the sole responsibility of the delegate/attendee.
Once online registration is completed, delegates/attendees should complete our online Invitation Letter Request Form. A link to the Invitation Letter Request form is included in your registration confirmation.
Please note that it is the sole responsibility of the delegate/attendee to take care of his/her visa requirements. A delegate/attendee who requires an entry visa must allow adequate time for the application procedure. You should consider beginning the visa application process 5 months prior to the conference although this process may take longer in some countries.
If a delegate/attendee visa application is denied by the embassy/consulate, the delegate/attendee may apply to Registration@SLS.org for a refund of his/her registration fee. Full proof that the visa application was denied must be provided prior to the date listed in the meeting cancellation policy. Refunds will not be considered after that date. See cancellation policy for the conference you are attending.
Additional visa information is available at http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html.