PLAN YOUR TRIP
SEATTLE HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
We've done the legwork so you don't have to. We invite you to enjoy our exceptional hospitality program for the Global Specialty Coffee Expo.
Take advantage of special rates - book through our reservations department by calling 800-826-0143 or visiting the hotel reservations portal.
Last day to make reservations for the discounted rates is March 30, 2017
INTERNATIONAL TRAVELER TIPS & INFO
The Global Specialty Coffee Expo welcomes visitors from more than 75 countries to the annual Expo each year. Below are resources we have compiled to help make your travel and show experience as convenient and successful as possible.
Apply for Your Visa Early
Advanced travel planning is important as visa applications are subject to a great degree of scrutiny. Applying for a visa can be a lengthy process, so we recommend that you start early. Begin the application process four to five months before Expo. Note: many embassies require proof of registration before granting a visa.
Not all countries require an interview, so it is recommended to check your local consulate office if this will be required. It's also advisable to ask how long is the wait as some consulates may have backlogs in scheduling Visa interviews. Visa wait times are available here.
Letter of Invitation
Letters of Invitation are available through the event registration process. To obtain a visa letter, you may do so when you register for the Global Specialty Coffee Expo starting December 1, 2016. Your visa letter will be automatically generated through the system and you will be able to obtain a free electronic copy of the letter upon finalizing your registration. To obtain a mailed copy of the letter, please complete the process described and select the mailing option for a fee of $100.
Consult the following on-line sites for more information on Visas:
• Do you need a Visa? Visit http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit/visitor.html
• For information on travel without a Visa: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit/travel-without-visa.html
• For questions about Visas: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/general/frequently-asked-questions.html
• Locate a Consular Office: http://usembassy.state.gov/