NIWeek International Visitors

International Travelers

NI is hosting NIWeek 2016 on August 1 to 4 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. This hot spot for creativity embraces its community of musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, and progressive thinkers, so we invite you to take in as much as you can.

Important Information for People Traveling From Outside the United States

Effective March 1, 2010, individuals applying for a nonimmigrant visa at the US Embassy are required to submit a new electronic application form known as the DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application. Countries using the DS-160 electronic form:

People traveling to the United States from the 34 visa waiver countries must register on the US Customs and Border Protection’s website before being allowed entry into the United States. For more information or to register, visit the following websites:

Passports and Visas

To enter the country under the visa waiver program, the United States requires that all new passports issued after October 26, 2005, must be machine readable and contain biometrics. If you have a passport that was issued before October 26, 2005, and is still valid, you do not need to worry about the visa waiver program.

More information on the visa waiver program

If you plan to attend NIWeek and require a visa to visit the United States, book your visa appointment at your local US consulate at least three months prior to NIWeek to ensure you receive an appointment.

Invitation Letter for Visas

If you need an invitation to NIWeek to obtain a visa, email customer support at and include the following information:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Passport Number
  • Professional Title
  • Company Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Embassy Information
  • Travel Dates
  • If traveling with a guest, provide the guest's name