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The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium is truly an international symposium. The contributions of attendees and presenters from many different countries are highly valued. We hope that you will act promptly to help us assure that this can continue. Advanced planning can smooth the visa application process for you.

Recent reports indicate that it could take anywhere from 3 to 8 months to obtain a visa. If you are traveling to the symposium from outside the United States, it is vital that you start the process of obtaining your visa as early as possible. Please click on the link below:

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en.html

If you are traveling to the symposium from outside the United States, and require a visa or a letter for your institution/university, SABCS wishes to support your efforts to secure the needed travel documentation to attend the Symposium. The Welcome letter may help smooth the visa process and is acceptable by those institutions/universities requiring a written letter. Individuals that require a Welcome letter must first register and pay for the Symposium.

If you require a welcome letter to help smooth the Visa process, please contact the Symposium office.


Visa Waiver Program

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of participating countries to travel to the United States without a visa for stays of 90 days or less, when they meet all requirements explained in the link below. Travelers must be eligible to use the VWP and have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel.If you are eligible to travel on the VWP, but prefer to have a visa in your passport, you may still apply for a visitor (B) visa.

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit/visa-waiver-program.html