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Important Web Sites
Important Websites regarding obtaining a visa to attend the GSA Annual Meeting and Exposition:
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has developed a page on its web site to collect detailed information from international scientists who have experienced significant visa delays. This could prove useful to those still trying to cope with the many changes in protocol brought on by the SEVIS student-tracking system and the enhanced security of the US VISIT program. NAS will transmit the information it receives to the State Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). OSTP plans on using this information as an informal tracking system in order to help eliminate backlogged cases. If you have experienced problems or a significant delay in obtaining a visa to attend the GSA 2006 Annual Meeting please complete the NAS questionnaire at: http://www7.nationalacademies.org/visas/Visa_Questionnaire.html.