Visa and Passport

Entering the USA can be an easy and seamless process when you are prepared. The following section will provide some information and tips you need to smoothly navigate the process and procedures to enter the U.S.  

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Passport Information

If you are planning to visit the United States, make sure all of your official travel documents are current, as you will need those to get in the country and return home.

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Arriving to USA

Everyone is subject to inspection by U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers for compliance with U.S. immigration, customs and agriculture regulations.

If you know what to expect, the process will be much easier and make your entry into the U.S. far smoother.

Visa Policy

Depending on the issuer of your passport, a visa may be required for entry into the United States. A visa allows you to travel to a port of entry, an airport, land border crossing, or sea port, and request permission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspector to enter the United States.

Visa Letters

Oceanology International North America offers a visa letter service to all registered Exhibitors and Visitors.

Visitor Visa Letters

Visitors can access the visa letter service only once they have registered for Oceanology International North America.

On completion of your registration you will receive a confirmation email which includes your badge number and a link to the visa letter service completion page.

Here you need to complete all your contact and company details, your badge number, your passport number and your date of birth. Once you have successfully submitted this information this will generate a printable letter that you can take to your nearest U.S. Consulate or Embassy.

Exhibitor Visa Letters

Exhibitors can access the visa letter service via the Exhibitor Portal.

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