The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. Travelers must have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel and meet all requirements explained below. If a visa stamp in the passport is preferred, an application for a visitor (B) visa can be made.
Those not eligible under the Visa Waiver Program, must apply for a non-resident visitor visa. Please consult the website of the Department of State for further details, a list of U.S. Embassies and estimated processing time.
A letter of invitation can be requested during the registration process and will be issued upon this request once the registration has been completed and the fees have been paid in full.
The United States Dollar (USD) is the official currency of the United States of America. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, shops and restaurants.
United States one dollar coin or one dollar bill ($) = 100 cents
Notes are in denominations of $1000, $100, $50, $20, $10, $5, $1
Coins are in denominations of $2, $1, $0.50, $0.25, $0.10, $0.05, $0.01
All presentations at the World NCD Congress will be in English. There will be no simultaneous translation.
Ann Arbor, Michigan is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone (UTC-5)
Restaurant tipping is left to the customer's discretion, but the customary amount is 15-20%. Many restaurants automatically add a tip or gratuity (up to 18%) to the bill for groups larger than 6 people. It is also customary to tip bell service for luggage handling, housekeeping, and taxi drivers.
Ann Arbor will most likely have beautiful summer weather. Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 83°F to 78°F, rarely falling below 69°F or exceeding 90°F. Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 63°F to 59°F, rarely falling below 49°F or exceeding 71°F.
For measuring length, the U.S. customary system uses the inch, foot, yard, and mile, which are the only four customary length measurements in everyday use. Since July 1, 1959, these have been defined on the basis of 1 yard = 0.9144 meters except for some applications in surveying.
In the United States, temperatures are usually measured using the Fahrenheit scale, while most countries that use the metric system use the Celsius scale to record temperatures.
In the unlikely event of an emergency, call 9-1-1. For the non-emergency line of the Ann Arbor Police, please call [+1] 734 994 2911.
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