72% of NAB Show New York Exhibitors find it important to reach non-U.S. Attendees - connect with them at NAB Show New York!

Join your peers from 119 countries to explore the trends, technologies and solutions driving the future of media, entertainment and technology. NAB Show New York is honored to host professionals each year from outside the U.S. and we are committed to making your participation as productive and enjoyable as possible.

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Non-U.S. Visitors

U.S. Visa Information

Many international visitors attending NAB Show New York may require a visa to enter the United States. Below are some suggested steps to follow when applying for a visa that will to help maximize the chances of approval of your application being approved.

While submitting an official Letter of Invitation from NAB Show New York with your application is an important step in this process, the letter does not guarantee approval of your application. The letter is supplementary information that explains an applicant's travel purpose in the United States. U.S. Embassy officers look at an applicant's personal and professional situation in determining visa eligibility.

The following steps will give you the best possible chance of securing a U.S. visa. Procedures are slightly different for Attendees and Exhibit Staff - please review and follow the correct path based on your registration type. It is recommended that you start the process approximately 90 days prior to your departure.

 

Do you need a visa?

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables citizens of 38 countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less without the need for a visa. Visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website to learn more about the Visa Waiver Program and to complete the travel authorization form.

The following is a list of countries that qualify for the Waiver under the VWP:

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • United Kingdom

 

Submitting your visa application online

If you require a visa to enter the United States, please complete the U.S. State Department Online Non-immigration Visa Application. This online application is used by all U.S. Embassies. Once you complete the online application, a confirmation will be emailed to you outlining further instructions for an appointment. U.S. immigration services recommend that you contact the U.S. Embassy/Consulate in your locale to find out what other supporting documents you will need to take with you to your appointment.

 

Obtaining your letter of invitation for your visa application

For Attendees

  1. Register for NAB Show New York

  2. Once you select "do you require a visa letter?" on the profile page and have completed your registration, we will automatically send you a personalized Letter of Invitation along with your confirmation email.

  3. Print the Letter of Invitation in color and submit it along with your visa application to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate.

  4. We suggest that you do not purchase your airline ticket until your visa application has been approved.

For Exhibitors

  1. Register your booth Staff for NAB Show New York through the Exhibitor Dashboard.

  2. Enter the actual addresses for the registrants rather than your company's U.S.-based office address. In order to have a visa letter generated, you must put in an international address. Visa letters are automatically generated for people with addresses outside the U.S.

  3. Once you select "do you require a visa letter?" on the profile page of each registrant and have completed each registration, we will automatically send each booth staff their personalized Letter of Invitation along with their confirmation email.

  4. Print the Letter of Invitation in color and submit it along with your visa application to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate.

  5. We suggest that you do not purchase your airline ticket until your visa application has been approved.

Once you’ve completed the process, if you have questions please contact Exhibitor Services.

 

Visas for International Media

International members of the media should request a Non-Immigrant Media (I) visa, as using the visa waiver program to work as a journalist in the U.S. will not guarantee entry. More information about the (I) visa can be found on the U.S. State Department's website.

Why come to NAB Show New York?

"We’ve exhibited at this Show now for several years, and we’ve seen it grow from strength to strength since the takeover by NAB, and the rebrand to NAB Show NY. Capturing visitors from the local and national top broadcasters, radio, post production, media and entertainment facilities, it’s one not to miss!"


Lauren Carter JonesLauren Carter-Jones
Marketing Manager
Adder Technology

 

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