The information below only applies to the following countries: Argentina, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China (Hong Kong), Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Indies, Zambia
Visa rules may have changed since this information was prepared. For the most current visa information, please click here or contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Will I Need a Visa to Visit the U.S. and Attend the American Film Market? Yes.
What Type of Visa will I Need? You will most likely need a "visitor" visa. This is a non-immigrant visa for persons who wish to enter the United States temporarily for business or to attend trade events such as The American Film Market.
What Documentation is Required to Obtain a Visitors Visa? All visitor visa applicants must have the following:
- Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-156 (or newer DS-160 Online currently available in only some countries), completed and signed (information about both the DS-156 and DS-160 is available online here or by visiting the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate)
- Current, valid passport or travel document
- Photograph (2" x 2", passport type. For more information, click here)
- Application fees. All applicants must pay the application fee. Some applicants, according to nationality and type of visa, must also pay an issuance fee
- Evidence of funds to cover expenses in the United States
- Evidence of compelling social and economic ties abroad
- Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-157, for men between 16-45 years of age. Note that a consular officer may ask any applicant to complete this form.
Are There Other Fees or Requirements I Should Know About? Contact your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for country-specific information on:
- How to pay fees
- How to get an appointment for an interview
- Visa operations at the embassy or consulate
- Information on the status of your visa application
What is the APEC Business Travel Card Program? The United States also participates in the APEC Business Travel Card program for travelers from the following countries listed above: Chile, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Peru, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The APEC Business Travel Card allows access to fast-track entry and exit through special APEC lanes at major airports. Cardholders also benefit from an expedited scheduling process for visa interviews at U.S. embassies and Consulates in APEC economies. For more information, please click here.
Where can I get More Information?
Phone: 1-202-663-1225 (Visa Services public information line)
U.S.Embassies and Consulates
Visa Services - Traveling to U.S.
Visitor Visas for Business and Pleasure
Visa Services – Destination USA (Overview)
Visa Application Forms
Nonimmigrant Visa Photo Requirements
To contact AFM Registration, please e-mail AFM@ifta-online.org with the words "Visa Information" in the subject line.