Citizens or nationals of 40 participating countries can travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Programme (VWP). The VWP enables most citizens or nationals of these locations to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. In order to  travel without a visa on the VWP, you must have authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to boarding a U.S. bound air or sea carrier. ESTA is a web-based system operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to determine eligibility to travel under the VWP to the United States for tourism or business. Visit the ESTA webpage on the CBP website for more information. In most cased your ESTA will be valid for two years.

Find a list of the participating countries and more information on this website

Find the ESTA application form on this website


If you need a visa for the USA to visit the Working Week, please visit for more information.

You will need Visa type: Business (B-1):  Attend a scientific, educational, professional, or business convention or conference.

For more information about travelling to the USA for Business, please visit this website

It is no longer possible to get assistance from the conference for visa applications

To apply for a visa, please follow these steps:
  1. Register for FIG Working Week 2023  Register here
  2. Receive confirmation of FIG Working Week registration incl your visa letter
  3. Apply for U.S. visa, type Business (B-1)  and select interview date ( Important note: Please accept the date that is offered to you, also if this date is after the Conference date!
  4. Receive U.S. visa confirmation number
  5. Send FIG Working Week 2023 and U.S. visa confirmation numbers/interview info to:  

Important note: Please accept the interview date that is offered to you, also if this date is after the Conference date. The organizers will contact the embassy to reschedule the date.

Please note: If you request a visa letter with your registration, your registration confirmation will be reviewed for your visa approval first. Once that approval has been cleared you will receive your confirmation email and visa letter.