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23-30 March 2025

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Visa and Immigration

The visa process for the United States varies for each consulate or embassy.  We recommend working with your local embassy or consulate to ensure you are following the correct process for your country.  Please begin the visa process immediately, to ensure your timely entry. For most countries, the time to complete the visa process is currently averaging 120 days.  This timeframe will vary, and some countries may experience up to a year of processing time.  The WMACi25 LOC will provide visa support services, but the process begins by following the steps below.  Beginning the process early allows us time to assist if any issues arise.  

Step 1: Accommodations

Secure your accommodation for the duration of your training and competition as this will be asked in the application process.

Step 2: Register for the WMACi 2025

Registration will open June 2024.  Invitation letters will only be issued to athletes who have booked accommodations, registered for their events, and have been confirmed by their member federation.  

Step 3: Visa Waiver Program

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries* to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without first obtaining a visa, when they meet all requirements.  Travelers must have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel.  If you prefer to have a visa in your passport, you may still apply for a visitor (B) visa.

Step 4: Apply for Visa

We advise the following for applying for a visitor B visa, which for most countries, covers athletes, teams, and support staff coming to the US for a competition.  Again, please inquire with your local embassy or consulate. To apply for your visa, click the button below. The “Visa Wizard” will take you through each step of the process including correct forms, picture uploads, and fees.

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