Obtaining a Visa
Applying for a United States visa can be a lengthy process, and while we have no influence or role in the approval or denial of visas, we want to help make the process as quick and hassle-free as possible. We recommend beginning the application process two to three months prior to travel to maximize your chances of gaining admittance into the U.S. to attend TRA Marketplace.
Obtain a Letter of Invitation
Acquiring a letter of invitation from the Texas Restaurant Association is a good idea. The letter of invitation should be presented to the Consular Officer during the visa interview as a supporting document. The Texas Restaurant Association cannot assist you with the interview process, nor can anyone representing the Association call the embassy or consulate on your behalf to provide support granting a visa.
If you are denied a U.S. visitor visa, you may reapply if there is new evidence to overcome the basis for the refusal. In the absence of new evidence, consular officers are not required to re-examine such cases.
Follow these simple steps to obtain a Letter of Invitation from the Texas Restaurant Association.
- Enter your information into the fields below.
- Click "Submit" button.
- Your visa invitation letter will be emailed to you.
- Check your email and print your letter if necessary.