WASHINGTON — The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. is urging international visitors who will need U.S. visas to attend NPE 2015 to start the process well in advance of the show.
“While the United States government has long worked with SPI to build international attendance at NPE, the U.S. Department of State strictly enforces visa requirements,” said Gene Sanders, SPI's senior vice president of trade shows and conference, in a news release.
“The time it takes for processing an application varies with the location of the embassy and other factors, and there are always a few prospective attendees who fail to get visas in time for NPE. That is why we are urging international visitors to start the visa process early.”
NPE will take place March 23-27, 2015 in Orlando, Fla.
Countries whose citizens are required to obtain a U.S. visa include all nations in Latin America except Chile, the Middle East, and Africa; nearly all nations in Asia, including China and India; and Russia, along with some of the nations of Eastern Europe.
More information visit www.npe.org/international-visitors, including a link to “Visa Interview Tips.”