Travelling to the US:

The 19th Annual Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botaniclas will be held in Oxford, Mississippi, USA. All international attendees may need a valid passport from their country of origin to travel to the United States.

If you are not a US Citizen, you will need to check with the US Embassy or Consulate in the country you will be traveling from about the visa requirements for travel to the United States. If a US visa is required, we recommend that you start the visa process as early as possible.
If you are a citizen of the country you are traveling from, we recommend that you apply for a visa at least 4 months in advance of your travel to the US.
If you are not a citizen of the country you are traveling from (i.e, a third-country national), or you are working on sensitive technology, or if you have previously been denied a US visa, we recommend you begin your application process at least 6 months in advance of your travel to the US.

Applying for a Visa to the United States

By clicking here you can find a general invitation letter to attend the 2019 ICSB.

Visa Waiver Program (VWP)

Citizens of a few select countries may travel to the United States to attend a conference for 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. For more detailed information see the Visa Waiver Prgram (VWP).

Preparing to Attend the Meeting

After you complete the visa application process use this website to register, plan your travel, reserve your hotel room, and obtain scheduling details. To save money and assure you receive proper accommodations, we strongly recommend that you complete your hotel reservations and register for the meeting before the deadlines.

All attendees, including speakers and poster presenters, must register for the meeting in order to participate in the technical sessions or the exposition. Attendees must display their badge at all times in order to be admitted to all sessions and events.

Withdrawing Your Presentation because of a Visa Denial or Delay

In the unlikely event that your visa application is denied, please send an email to