International Visitors

U.S. Visitor Visa Information

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 due to Embassy and Consulate closures around the globe during the height of the pandemic, there is a significant backlog of U.S. Visitor Visa interviews. This will 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 three to four months to get your visa.

Complete information can be found on the U.S. Department of State Visitor Visa Website


Letter of Invitation

The deadline for a Letter of Invitation application has passed and IMTS is no longer issuing them.


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.