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Visa Information for Clinical Congress

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) welcomes surgeons, resident surgeons, medical students, and members of the surgical team from around the world to take part in our scientific and educational programs.

Clinical Congress 2019 will be held October 27–31, 2019, in San Francisco, CA.

Many citizens from other countries are required to obtain a visa for travel to the United States. Visas are granted by the U.S. Department of State, and the most up-to-date information and a step-by-step guide for obtaining a visa is on the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs website. Advance travel planning and early visa application are important, and it is recommended you apply for a visa at least 6–9 months prior to Clinical Congress.

Additional information and resources on applying for a visa will be provided in the coming months.

Issuance of a visa is at the discretion of the U.S. Department of State, and the ACS is unable to guarantee that an applicant for a visa will receive one.

If you have more questions, Member Services staff is available to help. Please e-mail the Division of Member Services with your inquiry.