International Travel: Visa Information & Letter of Invitation

NAMM is looking forward to welcoming our community from around the globe to The NAMM Show, and our goal is to create a smooth and seamless travel process as you plan to attend the show. Travel regulations in the United States are continuously evolving, and for the latest information regarding requirements relating to COVID-19, please visit the CDC's website

The United States State Department has created the Visa Wizard, a tool to help identify if you are required to obtain a visa when traveling from your country of origin. Please note that some countries are part of the Visa Waiver Program, and you are not required to obtain a Letter of Invitation. If your country is part of the Visa Waiver Program, you may register for your Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval before traveling. 

To obtain your Letter of Invitation for The 2025 NAMM Show, please start by reviewing the instructions below and completing this form.  


Please read the instructions below to request a visa letter of invitation. 

Request Your Letter of Invitation

Once you have reviewed the instructions below, please to request your visa letter of invitation. A personalized letter of invitation will be automatically emailed to you as a PDF attachment.

Visa Application Instructions
  1. Schedule an appointment for a visa interview at the nearest U.S. Embassy. For more information, please visit the U.S. Visa Information page.
  2. Be prepared for your interview. Take the Letter of Invitation to your appointment along with your valid passport or government identification, evidence that you have funds to cover expenses in the United States and evidence of compelling social and economic ties to your home country. The Consular Officers who interview are looking for evidence that you will return to your country.
  3. Be specific about the dates of your travel to and from the United States. If you have already secured your hotel and plane tickets, provide your round-trip travel itinerary and confirmation of your hotel reservation with your application.
  4. Complete all official documents and answer all questions completely. If the answer is no, write “no” or “none.”
  5. Provide any materials or correspondence from NAMM to prove it is a legitimate business event. An example would be a confirmation of your badge registration to attend The NAMM Show.
  6. Be prepared for the visa fees and accepted methods of payment by the U.S. Embassy.

Please be aware that employees of NAMM cannot assist you with the visa interview process, but please inform NAMM of your situation. NAMM can only provide a letter of invitation (LOI), so please reach out to your local embassy or consulate for more information and to process your application.

Member and General Attendee Qualifications

To qualify as a NAMM Member attending The 2025 NAMM Show, your NAMM membership must be valid through January 28, 2025. 

To qualify as a General Attendee attending The 2025 NAMM Show, you must be affiliated with at least one of the following categories: pro audio engineer, live sound professional, entertainment technology professional, theme park operator, touring and staging professional, venue and studio representative, houses of worship representative, educator/instructor, student, buyer of music, sound, and event technology products.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I need a visa?

Countries that participate in the U.S. Department of State Visa Waiver Program may not require a visa. Visit this page to check if your country qualifies.

Why do I need a letter of invitation?

If you are traveling from a country that requires a visa to travel to the United States, you may request a letter of invitation from NAMM. This letter will inform the U.S. Embassy that you will be in the United States to conduct business at The NAMM Show and will return to your home country when the show is over.

What if my visa request is denied?

If you are denied, reapply immediately and provide any requested information at your next interview. If you are delayed or denied again, please submit an inquiry about your case by e-mail to or call 202-663-3198.