Visas

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No visa required

Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to enter the United States:

  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bermuda
  • Brunei
  • Canada (ESTA not required)
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark (including Greenland and Faroe Islands)
  • Estonia
  • Finland (including Åland Islands)
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands (including Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, and Sint Maarten)
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Portugal (including Azores and Madeira)
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom (full British citizens only)

Citizens of these countries do not need a visa to enter the United States, but they must apply for travel authorization on line using ESTA. This authorization costs USD 14, which can only be paid by credit card, and is valid for two years. ESTA is not required for Canadian citizens.

Visa required

Citizens of other countries will need a B-1 or B-2 visa, a temporary, non-immigrant visa for business or pleasure purposes.

  • Wait times for appointments and processing times

Visa assistance

We will help you be prepared when going for your visa appointment by:

  • Providing you a letter of invitation, upon registering for Wikimania.
  • Inform the embassy or consulate directly about your attendance at Wikimania.

The State Department's E-Diplomacy office is working closely with us, as a partner, in organizing Wikimania. While visa decisions are ultimately in the hands of the consular officer, we will do our best to help with a letter and by notifying the embassy or consulate.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us at wikimania-registration@wikimedia.org.