General Guidelines for Obtaining a Media Badge
Working Media Status
Please include verification of working media status representing a news organization/outlet for your form to be processed. Examples include a current business card or masthead page with your name and name of publication. Freelance/contract journalists or photographers should submit a note on company stationery from the publication or media outlet that has assigned them to cover the shows. Media registrations will not be processed without proof of media status.
Exhibitors who are media representatives and need a media badge to access the newsroom and its services should also register as media.
Journalists previously exempt from the need to obtain a visa to visit the United States may now be required to do so. These rules are in addition to more stringent requirements related to the overall visa approval process, which can lengthen the time it takes to obtain a U.S. visa. All international journalists planning to attend IFPE should check requirements related to their specific situations and allow enough time (60 to 90 days minimum) to complete the visa process in order to be able to enter the United States to attend the show. Visitwww.travel.state.gov.