Each year, thousands of people travel to SXSW from outside the United States. We know international travel can be tricky, so we've gathered some information and links for you.
Want more information about Austin? Go to the City of Austin's official website.
Need a visa? Check out the U.S. Bureau of Consular Affair's Visa Page
IMPORTANT NEW REQUIREMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS TO THE UNITED STATES:
Effective March 1st, 2010, individuals applying for a non-immigrant visa* at the U.S. Embassy will be required to submit a new electronic application form, known as the DS-160 Non-Immigrant Visa Electronic Application.
List of Countries Using the Online DS- 160 Non-Immigrant Visa Electronic Application Form:
http://travel.state.gov/visa/forms/forms_4230.html The forms are available on the visa forms page at http://travel.state.gov/visa/forms/forms_1342.html
Travelers historically provided this same information via simple forms onboard their flight or at US immigration but it is now required in advance of your travel. Most applications (99.5%) are instantly approved. But the few who are denied must apply for visas (which takes time).
For Visa Support Letters from SXSW please e-mail with the subject line [VISA Support Letter]:
Hugh Forrest - Interactive Festival Director
Christine Auten - Interactive Festival Producer
SXSW Music - firstname.lastname@example.org
SXSW Film - email@example.com
Have questions? Contact our International Reps
SXSW is proud to have American Airlines as the Official Airline (and a Super Sponsor) of SXSW 2013 Interactive, Film and Music. With service to more than 260 airports, including 100 international destinations, American continues to be a world leader in air travel.
International originating guests should call their local American Airlines reservations number and refer to Promo Code 6533EH.
Transatlantic Air Travel
Media Travel, our recommended travel vendor, offers great Transatlantic airfares from London with add-ons from other cities in the United Kingdom and Europe. See www.mediatravel.com.
Contact Miss Gill Joseph by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44 20-7627-2200
Australia/New Zealand Air Travel
Entertainment TravelManagers is SXSW's preferred air travel provider from Australia and New Zealand. Visit them at www.travelmanagers.com.au.
Contact Brad Thomas by email email@example.com or phone +612 9280 3767