In general, International Programs sends the itinerary and confirmation of an electronic ticket 5 business days before the scheduled travel. The Host Unit then forwards this to the traveler with additional instructions about arrival and local transportation.
If the US Forest Service is providing an airline ticket, it is important to state this in the official letter of invitation. Consular officers need to verify that the visitor has sufficient funds for living expenses and transportation.
In rare cases, US Consulates require international visitors to present a round-trip paper ticket during their visa interviews at US Consulates abroad. If the international visitor is required to present a ticket, please contact us immediately so a paper ticket can be issued and sent by express mail to the traveler.
If tickets are cancelled after being issued, the Travel Management Center will retain the booking fee. As of 11/12/06, this fee is $32.40 for international tickets. Additional fees are charged for canceling paper tickets.
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