The US Visa Application Process

Pacifichem 2015 follows the same guidelines for visa application as the American Chemical Society, the host Society for Pacifichem 2015.

If you need a visa to attend Pacifichem 2015, you should start the visa application early.  For some visa applications, the process could take many months to complete, depending on the candidate’s country of origin and certain visa restrictions.

For complete information on applying for a visa to enter the United States and to attend Pacifichem 2015, please read The US Visa Process on the American Chemical Society’s website.

If you need documentation about an accepted abstract for a visa application, the Visa Letter will be located under “Messages” in the 2015 Pacifichem Abstracts System presenter’s account once the abstract has been accepted and sessioned:

Locating Messages in the Abstract System Account

Presenters: Retrieve the Visa Acceptance Letter from your submission account directly use “Messages (New)”.

Co-authors: If you are a co-author traveling to the Pacfichem 2015 meeting and you also need a Visa Letter, then contact Pacifichem Administration ( with a request for a Visa Letter.

Provide the following information about the Abstract:
Control ID, Name of Presenter, Title of Abstract;
include Co-Author’s Full Name, Affiliation, City, Country, and email of the co-author used in the abstract submission.