San Antonio is the major city of the south-central Texas with a very rich colonial heritage and an extremely dynamic economy. As one of the biggest cities in the United States, San Antonio is the home of The Alamo, an 18th-century Spanish mission preserved as a museum that marks an infamous 1836 battle for Texan independence from Mexico, and the famous River Walk, a landmark pedestrian promenade following the San Antonio River and lined with cafes and shops. For more information, visit or


Visa requirement

If you are not a United States of America or Canada citizen, you will require a B-1 temporary business visa in order to enter the United States and attend the 14th International Meeting of Ferroelectricity (IMF2017). More information can be found on the Visitor Visa page of the USA Department of State ( Note that the process for getting the visa approved may take several months for certain countries.

Invitation letter

If you require an invitation letter for your visa application, please send a request by email to stating your name, talk title and institutional affiliation.

Visa Waiver Program

Citizens of certain nationalities may travel under the Visa Waiver Program (, and must be authorized through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization ( At the port of entry to the United States of America, please specify a business travel purpose to the Customs and Border Protection officer.

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