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How do I request an invitation letter to apply for a VISA to enter the United States and attend the Pulse Conference?

It is the requestor’s responsibility to determine the type of visa they need to apply for, allow ample time to complete the application and ensure compliance with the parameters of the type of visa obtained, for their visit to the United States to attend this conference. By submitting the request for an invitation letter, the requestor agrees to this.

To request an invitation letter, please use the following steps:

1. Send an email from your employer email account that matches the name on your passport.

2. Have the subject line read: PULSE - Request for Visa Invitation - NAME - COMPANY/ORGANIZATION and personalize the fields in caps

3. Copy the text under “Information to send in the request” below, insert the responses and send to


Multiple names may be combined in one request as long as the information below is sent as a complete block of text for each individual person and the additional business email addresses for the additional letters are included.

IBM employees must follow additional IBM travel guidelines/policies in their country of employment/residence. All IBM employees are required to run an Immigration Determination Tool (IDT) assessment for each trip, even if traveling between countries that participate in the visa waiver program, and provide the approval number and a copy of the approval in the invitation letter request. Please visit the "Travel" page on the internal network to link to the “Cross-Border” webpage and the IDT.

If you already have a visa to enter the U.S., and are requesting a letter to show the customs agent at your U.S. point of entry, the confirmation email of your enrollment will suffice. Please have a printed copy of that with your travel papers along with a printed copy of the conference agenda.

The invitation letter will be sent as a pdf file via e-mail to you within 3 business days of receiving the completed information requested below. If you need the letter sent differently, please specify the details in your initial request. We regret we cannot provide visa invitation letters for additional family members not attending the conference. It is recommended that you have a printed copy of the invitation letter and of the conference agenda with you when traveling to the conference.

Information to send in the request:

I am requesting a visa invitation letter to secure the necessary travel papers to attend the IBM Pulse 2013 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA from March 3-6, 2013. I am providing the necessary information below.

Clients & Business Partners and other Non-IBM employees please send:

Company/Organization Name:

Company/Organization Address:




Place of birth:

Passport Number:

Date of issuance:

Date of expiration:

Place of issue:

IBM employees please send:

Your date of hire and duration of employment in years & months.

Your IDT Assessment Approval Number and attach/forward a copy of the approval with this request.

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