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July 22, 2014

Help Your Clients Learn More about U.S. Visa and Port-of-Entry Procedures

Join Us for a Complimentary Webinar on Travel and Tourism Regulations

The U.S. Departments of Commerce, State, and Homeland Security will hold a joint webinar in support of the implementation of the National Travel and Tourism Strategy on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. EDT (7:00 p.m. GMT). This program is open to leisure and business travel and tourism industry organizations worldwide.

The National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) will set the stage by providing information on the top arrivals for visa waiver and non-visa waiver countries, spending for both groups, and the long-term forecast for international travel to 2018. Subject matter experts from the Departments of State and Homeland Security will discuss U.S. visa and port-of-entry procedures, and will then be available to respond to questions.

Space is limited and registration is free, but must be completed in advance of the event, by clicking here: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=4Q8H.

For those organizations unable to participate in the live webinar, a recording of the program will be available beginning August 10th, and will remain available for a period of 360 days. The link for the recorded version can be accessed here beginning August 10th: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=4Q8H.

Please visit NTTO’s website, https://travel.trade.gov, to read the National Travel and Tourism Strategy, or download it here: https://travel.trade.gov/pdf/national-travel-and-tourism-strategy.pdf

The Department of Homeland Security’s website, http://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/know-before-you-go, provides detailed information about compliance with immigration, customs and agriculture regulations for international travelers coming to the United States.

For easier travel to and within the United States, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has several Trusted Traveler programs that provide an improved passenger experience, while enhancing security and increasing system-wide efficiencies. The programs are customized based on travel needs and many of them have reciprocal benefits. For more information about DHS Trusted Traveler programs, visit http://www.dhs.gov/trusted-traveler-programs. A comparison chart for guidance on which program may be best for you is available at http://www.dhs.gov/comparison-chart.

Information about applying for a visa, such as what documents are required, where and how to apply, applicable fees, and processing times can be found on the Department of State’s website, http://travel.state.gov.

For press inquiries, contact CAPRESSREQUESTS@state.gov, or call (202) 485-6150.

U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO), 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Mail Stop 10003, Washington, DC 20230; Phone:(202) 482-0140; Fax: (202) 482-2887; Website: https://travel.trade.gov; Email: ntto@trade.gov