International Visitors

As an international attendee, it may be necessary for you to receive an official invitation to obtain your travel Visa. Please read the following procedures needed in order to expedite your request.


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's US-VISIT program applies to all visitors (with limited exceptions) holding non-immigrant visas, regardless of country of origin. The program now uses inkless digital finger scanners to capture two of the traveler's fingerprints, which only adds a few seconds to the processing time.

The US-VISIT procedures have been expanded to include visitors traveling under the Visa Waiver Program at or departing from airports and seaports. US-VISIT does not apply to U.S. citizens.

Need more information on how to obtain a Visa? Visit the official United States visa information source.

Vision Expo West International Attendee & Exhibitor Request Process

International Attendees or Exhibitors requesting a Letter of Invitation must be registered badge holders with a valid confirmation number prior to requesting an invitation letter.

Invitation requests must be received no later than 3 weeks prior to the Event's opening. Please fill out and submit the Nonimmigrant Visa Invitation Request Form that fits your company:

Invitation processing takes approximately 5 - 7 business days after you have submitted the form. Please note that Invitations cannot be post mailed. If you are unable to submit the online document, please print and fax to 203-840-5304. For additional questions or to check on the status of your invitation please email If you are unable to email such requests or do not have email capabilities, you may fax your request to (203) 840-9317.

Travel Assistance

International travel arrangements can be made smoothly through our online reservation website or through our Travel Desk Worldwide program. Travel Desk Worldwide allows participants around the globe to make reservations locally in their home country or region through a local travel agency via the COMPASS Reservation System®.

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Translation Services

American Language Services is Vision Expo West's Official Translation Services Provider. They provide translation services for over 240 languages. To contact them please use this form.

Vision Expo has translated a Las Vegas travel guide into six languages, German, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin America), French, Italian and Portuguese.


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