Visa Information

Travel Letter for National Interest Exemption

Anyone traveling from the following countries must contact US Sailing to file a National Interest Exemption 212(f) waiver from the Department of Homeland Security.

Asia/Middle East -China, Iran

Europe– Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom

South America– Brazil

Please email Catherine Shanahan (catherineshanahan@ussailing.org) with the following information:

  • Last name as shown on passport-
  • First name as shown on passport-
  • Date of birth (Month/day/year)-
  • Passport Number-
  • Passport issuing country-
  • Phone-
  • Email-
  • Regattas you plan to attend-

Visa Invitation Letters

Visa invitation letters can be issued for any competitor, coach or team member. Please email the following to Catherine Shanahan (catherineshanahan@ussailing.org)

  • Last name as shown on passport-
  • First name as shown on passport-
  • Passport issuing country-
  • Passport number-
  • Date of birth (Month/day/year)-
  • Date of arrival (Month/day/year)-
  • Date of departure (Month/day/year)-
  • Email-
  • Regattas you plan to attend-
  • Event class-
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