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WFUMB 2009 e-News #5

Visas and Early Registration

There have been a number of enquiries about invitation letters to participants.

If you have registered for the congress as an exhibitor, delegate or presenter and require an invitation letter for the purpose of visa travel approval process, please email

The host society, ASUM, will issue a letter provided that all the required information is supplied to us for notification to the approving Australian department.

All international visitors require a valid passport and visa for entry into Australia (New Zealand visitors require a valid passport only).

A facility for electronically issuing visas, The Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) system, is currently available through international travel agents and airlines in over 30 countries including the US, UK, parts of Western Europe, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This system also includes pre-clearance for entry that reduces the time needed to process passengers on arrival.

Your local Australian Embassy or Consulate can advise of the availability.

For non-ETA countries, visas are issued from Australian Embassies and Consulates around the world. In non-ETA countries, we recommend that you apply early for your visa.  For further information, please visit

If you have not registered for WFUMB 2009 please be aware that early registration is due by March 28 otherwise you will incur the late registration fee which is payable up until July 2009.

You can choose One Day, Three Days or Five Days registration. If you are an ASUM member and also enrolled in the Three Day or Five Day registration, you are eligible to register for additional ‘hands on’ workshops for an extra $22 each. This is only available to ASUM members living in Australia and NZ.

Sydney is one of the world’s best destinations for a congress. On the website you can watch an Invitation Video clip with a personal invitation from the ASUM President and the CEO and a short guided tour of Sydney and Australia.

Dr Caroline Hong
Chief Executive Officer
Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM)

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