International Travel

The International Program Subcommittee is pleased to invite and welcome scientists, researchers, educators, commodity groups, and government officials working in animal health from around the world to attend and participate in the 6th International Symposium on Animal Mortality Management. Attendees are not required to present (papers and/or posters) in order to attend the meeting.

Information on lodging, local airports, and travel from the airport to the Symposium is available at the Symposium Lodging and Transportation page. Visit the Amarillo Convention and Visitors Bureau to explore Amarillo’s tourist attractions.

Requirements

International visitors entering the U.S. are generally required to present a passport and valid visa issued by a U.S. Consular Official. Passports should be obtained in the visitor’s home country. For information on applying for a visa, visit the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs Visa Applications page. Please allow sufficient time for visa processing, as the application process may take several months. Should you need a letter of invitation for your visa application, please contact Dale Rozeboom, Symposium Administrative Chair, via email: rozeboom@msu.edu.

Arrival in the U.S.

If you are traveling by air, you will be asked to complete a short arrival/departure form while you are in flight. You will need to use information contained on your visa and passport to complete this form. You will also need to present your visa and passport at the airport.

After you have deplaned, follow the signs for non-citizen entry. At that location, a Department of Homeland Security official will interview you and verify all of your paperwork. Most people arriving in the U.S. will submit a scan of their index fingers and a photograph. Once admitted, proceed to baggage claim and customs.

For more information about arriving in the U.S., including arrival by land or sea, please visit the following websites:

If you have additional questions about the Symposium or travel to Amarillo please contact Gary Flory, International Program Subcommittee Chair, at gary.flory@deq.virginia.gov.