Join a Delegation

ProMat’s international delegation program is co-organized with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Trade Event Partnership Program (TEPP). Through TEPP, ProMat works with the U.S. Commercial Service’s network of offices in U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide to attract and recruit delegations of qualified international buyers to attend the show. Commercial specialists leading these delegations help international buyers locate equipment and solutions they are looking to purchase at the show and facilitate meetings onsite.

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Visa Information

The following information should help assist you in your travel planning to the ProMat 2023 show. If you are an international visitor or exhibitor at ProMat 2023, please be aware current wait times for first-time visa appointments and visa renewals in some countries range from one month up to a year.

Wait times depend on location and time of year, but you can find specific procedures and estimated wait times by checking your U.S. Embassy/Consulate's website.

You must register for free to attend ProMat 2023 to receive a Letter of Invitation by completing a brief online form. During registration select the checkbox labeled "I would like a visa invitation letter". Invitation letters will be created for each individual and emailed.

Please note that we are unable to issue invitation letters to anyone who has not registered for the show.

For more information email Customer Service at .

For more information email Donna Streicher at .

Four Important Steps to Obtaining a Visa

  1. Review the U.S. Department of State website for changes to the visa process that may affect you.
  2. Register for ProMat 2023. You will be able to request an Invitation Letter to assist you in obtaining a visa from the U.S. Consulate in your country during the registration process if you are a citizen of a country where a visa is required to enter the United States.
  3. Check your passport for the expiration date (passport must be valid for at least 6 months after planned entry to the U.S.)
  4. Apply early for your Visa.

There are a number of items required of all visa applicants, including the following:

  • Payment of a nonrefundable application fee.
  • Visa form completed and signed. Blank forms are available free of charge at all U.S. consular offices or online at http://evisaforms.state.gov.
  • Valid passport for travel to the United States with a validity date at least six months beyond the applicant's intended period of stay in the United States. If more than one person is included in the passport, each person desiring a visa must make an application.
  • Two photographs, two inches square (37x37 mm) for each applicant, showing full face, without head covering, against a light background.
  • Support materials indicating the purpose of the visit, that the applicant plans to remain in the United States only for a specific, limited period of time, and that they have a residence outside the United States as well as business interests or investments that will insure their return to their country of origin at the conclusion of the visit.

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