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For international participants of the show, this section features your Letter of Invitation, VISA application form and links to locate your U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
The International Pool I Spa I Patio Expo is a world-class tradeshow and welcomes attendees from 80 countries. If you are an international visitor attendee, be reminded that the United States government has instituted new, tighter visa requirements for non-immigrant applicants. This may lengthen the amount of time it takes to process your visa application. As a result, get an early jump on your visa application process by obtaining all the necessary documentation.
During the online registration process you will have the opportunity to request a Visa Invitation Letter. You must register to attend the Int'l Pool I Spa I Patio Expo in order to receive an official visa invitation letter.
The turnaround time for most VISA applications is 30 days, but in some cases may take considerably longer. It is recommended to apply for your VISA two to three months before your scheduled trip in order to avoid delays in processing. You may contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate for current wait times.
Appropriate documentation, such as an Invitation Letter, can help demonstrate the purpose of your trip is to attend and/or exhibit at the International Pool I Spa I Patio Expo and that you intend to return home.
If you require a VISA Letter prior to our registration system opening or if you need assistance please contact us directly at +1 972-536-6350 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to process your request.
The U.S. government requires residents of many countries to obtain a temporary visa before entering the United States. Recent changes to the visa application process may have increased the length of time required to receive your visa. It is very important to apply for a visa at least 90 days prior to departure. For information on U.S. visa policies and procedures, visit the website of the U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs. Not sure which Visa you need? Use the Visa Wizard to understand which visa category is best for your travel to the United States.
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables citizens of 27 countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business without obtaining a visa. VWP travelers must present a machine-readable passport (MRP) at the U.S. post of entry to enter the U.S. without a visa. To obtain a complete list of exempt countries and learn more, visit the Visa Waiver Program website.
The International Pool I Spa I Patio Expo extends a special welcome to those traveling abroad to visit the show in New Orleans, LA. The PSP Expo is a truly global event where industry professionals represent over 80 countries.
Sessions at the International Pool I Spa I Patio Expo are conducted in English.
The 2019 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
Prior to traveling to New Orleans for the expo, you may wish to check the New Orleans 10-day weather forecast.
Help plan your trip by checking the current exchange rate of your currency to U.S. dollars.
Tipping in the United States is customary. A 15% to 20% tip is usually expected in restaurants, taxis, and for services you receive.
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New Orleans is in the Central Standard Time Zone.
Voltage 120, frequency 60 Hz. Adapters that may be required are:
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Most hotels offer high-speed Internet connections and Internet cafés are plentiful.
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Standard business hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Attire at the International Pool I Spa I Patio Expo is business casual. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort ranges may vary, a light sweater or jacket is recommended. You may wish to bring comfortable shoes.
All travelers transiting the U.S. are subject to the U.S. customs/immigration laws. Visitors traveling to the U.S. are required to be in possession of passports that are valid for six months beyond the period of their intended stay in the U.S. Click for more information about passports and documents required for foreign travelers.