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International Travel

The International Literacy Association recommends that international travelers start the visa application process six months before the ILA 2017 Conference & Exhibits. Please secure your travel visa and airline reservations before registering for the conference.

To help you get started, we have prepared an international invitation letter that you can fill out and use for this process.

Resources for the visa application process

Travel.State.Gov
A service of the Bureau of Consular Affairs, this site offers information and necessary forms for international travel, including tips for traveling abroad, travel warnings, and alerts.

USEmbassy.Gov
This site provides a list of U.S. embassies, consulates, and diplomatic missions around the world.

Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)
International travelers who are seeking to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program are now subject to enhanced security requirements and required to pay an administrative fee. Applications are accessible on this site, which is available in 22 languages.

Obtaining ILA memberships on-site

If you plan to obtain ILA memberships for a large group at the membership booth at the conference, please contact ILA Customer Service in advance at 302.731.1600 or customerservice@reading.org so we can prepare for your visit and make the process easier for you.