Letter of Invitation

International attendees add greatly to the Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners Annual Training Seminar.  If you do not live in the United States of America and wish to attend the AFTE Annual Training Seminar, you may need to secure a Nonimmigrant Visa.  Advance travel planning and early visa application are important, since visa applications are subject to a greater degree of scrutiny than in the past.  Due to the lengthy visa application/issuance process, you should request the Letter of Invitation as soon as you decide to attend the AFTE Annual Training Seminar.

Annual Meeting attendees who are citizens of Visa Waiver Program participating countries generally do not need a letter of invitation, however, AFTE is happy to provide a letter should you desire one.  For more information about the Visa Waiver Program, please visit the following U.S Department of State website.

If you determine that you need to apply for a Nonimmigrant Visa and require a Letter of Invitation, please send the following information to: regAFTE2023@gmail.com

  • First Name (Given Name)
  • Last Name (Family Name)
  • Salutation (Mr., Ms., Dr.)
  • Passport Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Country of Nationality
  • Email Address
  • Current Employer
  • Work Address
  • Phone Number
  • Short description of your current involvement in forensic science

Additional resources for information about the visa application process:

U.S. Department of State
U.S. Embassy
The National Academies