Visa Applications

A Special Welcome to all International Participants from around the globe to the IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE23) or IEEE Quantum Week 2023.

International participants should pay special attention to visa requirements and arrange conference registration and travel plans well in advance for IEEE Quantum Week 2023 in Bellevue, Washington, USA.

An application for a visa can be a lengthy process. We strongly recommend starting your application process early at least 90 to 120 days prior to traveling to the conference. IEEE Quantum Week 2023 starts September 17, 2023. 

Visa Letter Instructions

To streamline and expedite the visa letter process, please follow the two steps:

  1. Register for QCE23 and pay the registration fee in full.
  2. Once you have completed your registration and have paid in full you will receive a confirmation email that contains a link for you to download your VISA/Invitation Letter. 

Apply for a U.S. Visa

To enter the United States, citizens and residents of most countries in the world must have a visa. If your travel to the U.S. will require a visa, you must apply for it long before you fly to the United States. The application is online and there is a fee. In addition, you must meet with a person at the nearest U.S. Consul General office, who will ask to see a letter that invites you to attend QCE23.

See the website for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (U.S. Electronic System for Travel Authorization) with links to important official information:


Visa Waiver Program

Travelers from some countries can enter the United States without a visa. But entry is not automatic. Before you depart for the United States, you must complete an online application and pay a fee: