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International Attendees: Visa Information

Noncitizen attendees who are traveling to the United States to attend an NBIA event may need to obtain a temporary visa to enter the country. However, citizens of the 37 nations that participate in the Visa Waiver Program may be eligible to visit the United States without a visa. Click here to view the list of countries in the Visa Waiver Program.

NBIA encourages conference attendees who need to obtain visas to start the application process at least three months before the event. If you are uncertain of the visa requirements for your country, you can find more information through your U.S. embassy or consulate. Click here to find links to U.S. embassies, consulates and missions throughout the world.

Many countries require an official letter of invitation to apply for a nonimmigrant visitor visa. To request such a letter from NBIA, please fill out the form below.

Note: Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*). Please submit complete information to ensure the accuracy of the letter.

First/Given Name*

Last/Family Name*



Address 1*

Address 2




ZIP Code/Postal Code*

Business Phone*

Business Fax Number

E-mail Address*

First and Middle Names on Passport*

Last Name (Surname) on Passport*

Passport Number

Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD)*

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U.S. Embassy or Consulate of Visa Application*

Relationship to Incubation Industry*


Contact NBIA

Phone: (740) 593-4331
Fax: (740) 593-1996
PO Box 959
Athens, OH 45701-1565

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