International Attendees

Attendees from outside of the United States will need a visa to come into the country. The time frames for the visa application processes are difficult to predict with accuracy for any individual applicant and could vary significantly by country. Advance planning, 4-6 months in advance of the meeting, on the part of traveler is essential to receive a visa in time for proposed travel dates to the United States. The U.S. Department of State is the primary source for current visitor visa information.  

Attendees from some countries may be eligible for the Visa Waiver Program/Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) Program. 

Visa applicants from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen may experience enhanced screenings. 

COVID-19

Effective January 26, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers two years of age and over entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents) to present a negative COVID-19 test, taken within three (3) calendar days of departure, or proof of recovery from the virus within the last 90 days. Airlines must confirm the negative test result or proof of recent recovery for all passengers prior to boarding. Airlines must deny boarding of passengers who do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery.

Visit the U.S. Department of State's Covid-19 Testing webpage for up-to-date information.

Letter of Invitation

FDC is happy to provide you with a letter of invitation to facilitate travel and visa arrangements. Please contact Lavonne Patoir at lpatoir@floridadental.org with the below information to request a personalized letter of invitation to attend the Florida Dental Convention.  

  • Name
  • Title
  • Company
  • Company Address (including country and state) 
21844537267