The following information will assist you in your travel planning to the 98th Annual Lions Clubs International Convention in Honolulu. If you are a Lion that resides outside of the continental United States; please be reminded that the United States government had instituted new, tighter visa requirements for non-immigrant applicants. They may lengthen the time it takes to process your visa application. Make sure you being your visa application early and well in advance of your travel dates. It could take as long as two to three months to get your visa.
The visa letter of invitation, though not required for the visa application, can assist as a supporting document. Please click here to complete the Individual Invitation Letter Request Form and click here to complete the Group Invitation Letter Request Form. Please remember that an email address is mandatory. All Invitation Letters will only be sent electronically. For more accurate application processing times and specifics you should consult with your local U.S. consular website.
General Information that might help you though the visa process
The Visa Waiver Program currently enables eligible citizens of 35 countries to enter the U.S. for tourism or business for a period of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. Learn more about which countries are currently participating in the Visa Waiver Program.
US-VISIT applies to all visitors holding non-immigrant visas, regardless of country or origin. Visitors are photographed and fingerprinted upon arrival. The quick and efficient processes take a few seconds in most cases. Goals of the program are to enhance the security of citizens and visitors and facilitate legitimate travel and trade. Learn more about the program.
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