International Attendees

Join us for the world’s premier rheumatology meeting. Connect with a global community of rheumatology professionals and thought leaders from more than 100 countries.  You will engage with 16,000+ colleagues to learn, network, and share perspectives from all over the world.

A Message to the Rheumatology Community
The American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ACR/ARHP) supports the open interchange among clinicians, scientists, and students from around the world for the purposes of education, training, scientific work, and provision of healthcare. These activities support the care of our patients and are essential for advancing knowledge of rheumatic diseases. We reaffirm this fundamental value to our international members and colleagues as valued partners of the ACR/ARHP.

Travel Visas

If you require a visa to travel to the United States, apply as soon as possible and no later than 3 - 4 months prior to departure. The average wait time for a visa is now 60 days. Visa requirements and procedures can be found on the U.S. Department of State.

International travelers who are planning to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program are now subject to enhanced security requirements and will be required to pay an administrative fee.

Letters of Invitation

After you complete the online registration, the system will automatically generate your letter of invitation and you can print it. You will also receive your letter by email at the address provided during registration. If your visa is not approved, ACR will issue a full refund if requested by October 20, 2017.

ACR does not provide financial support to meeting participants. Airfare, ground transportation, meals, and any other local expenses are the responsibility of each meeting participant.

International Group Travel Packages

For information on international group travel and housing, visit the Group Registration and Hotels page.