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ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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Kidney Week 2020: International Attendee Visa Information

I need a letter in order to obtain a Visa. Who do I contact?

Please visit the ASN website here: to produce an invitation letter.

How do I obtain a travel Visa?

Attending Kidney Week can require a visa for non-U.S. citizens. ASN strongly urges individuals needing a visa to begin the application process several months prior to the meeting. Some embassies require an interview that can take several weeks/months to secure a date. Every country has unique requirements for obtaining a travel Visa. For assistance in selecting a Visa category and initiating the Visa application process, you can visit the US Department of State website here:

What if I am experiencing significant visa delays?

Please fill out the visa survey here. This will allow The National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine to bring your case to the attention of the U.S. Department of State.

Who do I contact for International Group assistance?

The ASN International Group Housing bureau ABTS can be contacted through their website here: