International Visitors


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 East 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. You will receive an original invitation by courier service, dependent upon the information provided above. International Visitors must provide proof of industry affiliation either by providing a business card or providing a valid website.

If you are unable to complete either forms, please print and use the following numbers below to fax back you form

  • Exhibitors: 203-840-5805
  • Attendees: 203-840-5304

If you have any questions, exhibitors please contact and attendees please contact

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®. Check back soon to make a reservation for Vision Expo East 2018

Travel Guides

Maneuver the City like a New Yorker! New York can seem overwhelming and confusing, but we have put together the ultimate guide for you.

The following document pinpoints specific areas in Manhattan with suggestions on what to do and see while in town for International Vision Expo East. View this document in:

Translation Services

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

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