The US Visa Process

The American Chemical Society (ACS) supports timely visa screening for visiting scientists and students. The Society continues to monitor visa delays and denials and the concomitant adverse effects on major scientific conferences, public and private research efforts, and other scientific and educational collaborations. In its statement about visa restrictions and scientific progress, the American Chemical Society registered its concern about the increasing number of delays and denials of visas to international students, scientists, and engineers and the concomitant adverse effects on major scientific conferences, public and private research efforts, and other scientific and educational collaborations. Read the statement.

International chemical scientists (and accompanying family members) planning to travel to the United States should start the process as soon as they know of their intent to travel and be well informed and adequately prepared for the U.S. visa application process. These tips provide information about the temporary visa application process and how to prepare for it.