International Travelers

International Travelers

IPI Welcomes Attendees From Over 30 Countries

International Attendees

Each year hundreds of international visitors visit the IPI Conference and Expo, taking advantage of the world's best education, networking events, and looking for the chance to see products and services from over 250 exhibitors. Join over 3,500 fellow parking professionals at IPI’s Conference and Expo to discover the very latest trends and ultimately help your business grow.

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Are You Prepared for Travel to The United States?

The U.S. government requires residents of many countries to obtain a temporary visa before entering the United States. The visa application process may have increased the length of time required to receive your visa, so it is very important to apply for your visa at least 90 days prior to your departure. The information below provides important links and details that should make the process easier for you. Please contact IPI if you need assistance!

Visa Letter of Invitation from IPI Conference and Expo

Once you have registered for the IPI Conference and Expo, a Visa letter may now be requested. Upon completion of your registration, please see the below directions.  If you are unable to obtain a visa we will issue a full refund without charging the cancellation fee.

Information on visas and travel restrictions at the U.S. Embassy and Consulate home pages.

If you have questions about visas and other travel restrictions, check with your local U.S. consulate or visit the U.S. Embassy and Consulate home page.

Visa Waiver

A U.S. visa allows a foreign citizen to travel to a United States port of entry and request admission into the U.S. from a U.S. Immigration Inspector. Since September 11, visa applications have been subject to a greater degree of scrutiny than in the past. The timeframes for visa processing today are difficult to predict with accuracy for any individual applicant and could vary significantly by country. Advance planning on the part of travelers is essential to receive a visa in time for proposed travel dates to the United States.

Helpful Tips When Applying for Your Visa

  • Review the U.S. Department of State Web site
  • Apply for your visa as early as possible and at least 90 days prior to your departure date. Make this a priority.
  • Obtain a Letter of Invitation from IPI (see directions below).
  • Check your passport expiration date to make sure it will be valid for at least six more months.
  • If you already have a visa, check the expiration date to make sure it will not expire before your trip is completed.

Requesting a Letter of Invitation From IPI

  • First, you must register online at
  • Register for the Conference and Expo and pay your registration in full.
  • Send an email to with the following details:
  • Full Name on Passport
  • Country of Origin
  • Passport  Number
  • Passport Expiration Date

Please Note

  • Complete one request for each person requiring a Letter of Invitation.
  • Only requests submitted via email will be processed. Obtaining a Letter of Invitation from IPI will not guarantee that you will be approved for a visa. The letter is merely supplementary information that explains a visa applicant's intended purpose to travel. U.S. Embassy officers look at the totality of an applicant's personal situation in determining visa eligibility.

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