The following information should help assist you in your travel planning to the IMTS show. If you are an international visitor or exhibitor at IMTS, please be reminded that the United States government has instituted new, tighter visa requirements for non-immigrant applicants. This may lengthen the time it takes to process your visa application. Make sure you begin 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.

Letter of Invitation

The deadline for requesting a letter of invitation has passed. Letters are no longer being issued for IMTS 2018. Please be sure to plan ahead for IMTS 2020 and request your letter of invitation 3-4 months in advance of the show. Application processing typically takes 2-5 weeks.

If you applied for the letter of invitation before the August 3, 2018 deadline, please direct all questions to:

Visa Application and Interview Tips

General information that might help you through the visa process.

United States Visa Links

OBIM - Biometrics

The Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM), formerly 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.

If you have any questions please contact