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August 1-4, 2023
San Diego, California
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines


Team Travel Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I need a visa?

You do not need a visa if you’re a citizen of the following countries. For more details, check the Visa Waiver Program (https://www.dhs.gov/visa-waiver-program-requirements). 

  • Andorra               
  • Australia                
  • Austria               
  • Belgium               
  • Brunei                
  • Chile                
  • Croatia                
  • Czech Republic                 
  • Denmark               
  • Estonia                 
  • Finland               
  • France                
  • Germany                
  • Greece                
  • Hungary                 
  • Iceland               
  • Ireland                
  • Italy                
  • Japan                
  • Korea, Republic of                 
  • Latvia                 
  • Liechtenstein               
  • Lithuania                 
  • Luxembourg               
  • Malta                 
  • Monaco               
  • Netherlands                
  • New Zealand               
  • Norway               
  • Poland                
  • Portugal                
  • San Marino               
  • Singapore                
  • Slovakia                 
  • Slovenia                
  • Spain               
  • Sweden                
  • Switzerland                
  • Taiwan                
  • United Kingdom
How do I apply for a visa?

The process of applying for a visa will vary depending on the US Embassy or Consulate where you apply. Follow the specific instructions for the country that you’re in. In general, you will need:

  • To complete online form (Form DS-160), the nonimmigrant visa application form 
  • A photo
  • A visa application fee 


How soon should I apply?

Due to the backlog of visas and waiting periods, we recommend applying as soon as you’re aware that you might be on the final team roster.

Who do I contact for general process inquiries (including but not limited to visa application getting rejected, interview date not within the required timeframe, etc.)?
Please email IC3@playcyber.com with your queries and one of the team members will contact you. Please note Katzcy PlayCyber has no influence over who gets a visa and who doesn’t. We can, however, do our best to support you in the process.
What are the Covid requirements to enter the US?

In general, proof is required of being fully vaccinated with the primary series of an accepted COVID-19 vaccine before you board your flight to the United States. However, for the most updated requirements, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

What do I do if my visa is declined or if interview time is too far away?

Contact IC3@playcyber.com immediately with your name, application number, and other pertinent information.

Where do I get a visa invitation letter?

Having a visa invitation letter is no longer part of the official process as per US State Government. However, if you wish to have a supporting document for your players please email IC3@playcyber.com 

What are the passport requirements?

 Your passport, unless you're a citizen of the countries listed in the link below, must be valid for at least six months beyond your period of stay in the United States.

List of countries that extend validity for an additional six months after expiration can be found via the Carrier Liaison Program.

Any specific considerations for those who are under 18 years of age?

Usually proof of a coach or parental chaperone traveling with them is required.

Do I need to show proof of exiting the US (e.g., flight tickets)?

This is not required.




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