April 30 – May 3: Educational Program | May 1 - 3: Exhibits

International Visitors

The Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) welcomes our international attendees to AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018.


Benefits Available for International Delegations and Counterpart Trade Associations
Special offers to attend XPONENTIAL 2018 are available for international delegations and counterpart trade associations. Benefits may include: discounted registration fees for delegation members, complimentary VIP passes for organization or delegation leaders, complimentary XPO Hall passes, among other show benefits. To learn more, please contact Anjia Nicolaidis at


Global Housing Site
NEW for 2018 *** AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 is proud to provide international attendees with official all-inclusive housing packages. Early booking gives you priority access to preferred hotels, amenities and locations. Learn more.


Visa Information for International Registrants
Begin your visa application process as soon as possible. Consulates in some countries take several months to process applications.


Travelers from the 27 Countries with Visa Waivers
New passports issued by the Visa Waiver Program countries on or after October 26, 2006, must be e-Passports that include an integrated computer chip. If your passport does not have this feature, you can still travel without a Visa if it is a valid passport issued:

  • Between October 26, 2005 and October 25, 2006, and includes a digital photograph; or
  • Before October 25, 2005, and includes a machine-readable area

If you were issued a passport on or after October 26, 2006, and it is not an e-Passport, you will need to obtain a Visa waiver to attend AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 — U.S. Visa Waiver Program.


Attendance Verification Documentation
There are two types of verification generated through the registration process:

  • Registration Confirmation: Once you have registered for the meeting, you will receive an email confirmation that you can refer to during your Visa interview.
  • Official Letter of Invitation for Meeting Attendees: You can submit this letter with your Visa application to verify the name, dates, location and purpose of AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018.

Letter of Invitation
Invitation letters will be available only after your registration has been confirmed. You may request/print your letter of invitation from your personal registration dashboard. Email should you have any questions.


Registration Refunds Due to a Visa Denial
Visa processing may require long lead times. Please plan accordingly. We highly recommend you apply for the U.S. Visa three to four months in advance. If your Visa has been denied and you would like to be considered for a registration refund, please make sure you have either an official denial document from the U.S. consulate or a stamped copy of your application form, showing the date when you applied and the date your Visa application was denied.


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