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Visa Information

If you need a letter of invitation that can be submitted with your visa application. please contact Patty Kobel ( Please complete this process as soon as possible (no later than Sept. 1, 2007) in order to avoid any delays in obtaining your visa.

For information about international travel to the United States, visas, a listing of U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions, and travel warnings, please go to the U.S. Department of State website,

The State Department Visa Office is unable to provide status updates on pending visa applications. Please call (202) 663-1225 or fax your request to (202) 663-3899 if you would like the status of your pending visa application.

If after reviewing the information available online you still have questions regarding visas, please contact the Department of State—Visa Services at (202) 663-1225, Monday through Friday except holidays, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Eastern). Due to the heavy volume of calls, you may experience delays in reaching a visa specialist.

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