TechCrunch is delighted to welcome all of its international attendees.  

A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship.

If you are traveling to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less, you may be eligible to visit the US without a visa if your country is one of 38 participating in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).   

If you are traveling to the U.S. and your country does NOT participate in the Visa Waiver Program (link above), you must apply for a visa.

Visit this site for the basics on visas and go here to get started on the visa process. Read these steps carefully:

1. Visit your local embassy or consulate NOW to obtain literature, forms and understand the application process. Note: Securing a visa can take some time, so we strongly recommend that you start your visa application process early – at least 90 days prior to the conference if possible. For information on the embassy or consulate closest to you, see Links to United States Embassies and Consulates Worldwide

2. After completing your registration and payment, email with a copy of your ticket, your full name as listed on your passport and your passport number to request an invitation letter. If for any reason your visa is denied, we will issue a full refund of your registration payment. 

3. After you receive the letter of invitation, contact your local U.S. Embassy or Consulate to arrange an interview. 

4. When you go to the embassy or consulate for your interview, you will be asked to pay a nonrefundable application fee and submit the following items:

  • Your letter of invitation to attend TechCrunch events.

  • A signed, completed Visa application. The application form is available at all embassies and consulates for no charge.

  • A passport valid for travel to the U.S. at least 6 months beyond your stay in the U.S.

  • Two photographs, 1.5 inches square (37 x 37 millimeters), showing your full face, without head covering, against a light background.

We look forward to having you at TechCrunch events.