Some participants from outside the US will need to apply for a visa at the American Embassy, Consulate or other visa-issuing office in their country of origin. To obtain a visa you will need a letter of invitation, a valid passport, a photo ID and a completed Form DS 156 (nonimmigrant visa application form).
A visa is not required for visitors from countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program. Currently, 34 countries are enrolled. For more information about visa requirements, how to apply for a visa or the Visa Waiver Program, visit the “Visas for Foreign Citizens” section of the U.S. Department of State website.
View a list of participating countries and details about the program.
DDW has designated Organizzazione Internazionale Congressi (OIC) to act as delegate by proxy to collect all applications from the Italian Pharmaceutical companies and file them with the local Health Ministry. OIC will act as the intermediate institution between the Italian companies and the Italian Health Ministry.
Visa Application Tips
- If you are planning to come to DDW, apply for your visa as early as possible.
- Attaching evidence of your previous visits to DDW may help the application processing time.
- Attaching evidence of your intended return trip to your home country can shorten the application processing time.