2020 REALTORS® Conference & Expo   Virtual Conference

International Visa Requirements

U.S. visa policy permits citizens of certain countries to travel to the U.S. without a visa, when they meet certain requirements, under U.S. laws. Determine whether a visa is required for your travel to the conference.

Other international visitors to the U.S. may be required to obtain a business visa to enter the U.S., depending on country of origin. Apply for a business visa.

If you have determined that you need help from the National Association of REALTORS® to obtain your visa, you may be eligible to receive a letter of invitation to attend the conference. Simply fill out the International Visa Invitation Letter Request Form.

All international visitors are advised to check the requirements to enter the U.S. for their country of citizenship well in advance of travel. If you require a visa to travel, we strongly suggest applying for a visa as soon as possible, and at least four months in advance of the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in November.

Welcome! Bienvenue! ¡Bienvenidos! Bem-vindo!

The REALTORS® Conference & Expo is a great opportunity to expand your global learning and make new real estate contacts from all over the world. More than 1,500 international real estate professionals from over 65 countries are expected to attend the conference.

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Combine Your Conference Registration with an International REALTOR® Membership

Did you know that you can sign up to become an International REALTOR® Member when you register for the REALTORS® Conference & Expo? When you do so, you are instantly eligible to register for the REALTORS® Conference & Expo at the U.S. member rate, which is U.S. $450.00, and you will gain all the benefits of International REALTOR® Membership, including:

  • Brand-name Recognition: You are entitled to use the REALTOR® logo and name, if you also are a member of an NAR Global Alliance.
  • “Find a REALTOR®” Database: Your contact information is entered into a database, allowing consumers and fellow professionals to easily find you.
  • Resources & Research: Access thousands of relevant articles, books and research, weekly and monthly newsletters with in-depth articles, case studies and more.
  • Education: Access the largest education portfolio in the industry, and increase your business to stand out from the crowd with an NAR designation or certification. From buyer representation to social media, NAR offers education programming in nearly every real estate niche.
  • And much more!

Contact narglobe@REALTORS.org with questions about International REALTOR® Membership. View registration options.

International Program

Each year, programming specifically for global practitioners, including pre-conference courses, expo activities and special events, is scheduled. In addition, many of the education sessions focus on international interests. View the “Conference Sessions” page and search by Topic Category – “International” to view international sessions.

Global Day and Translated Sessions

Friday, November 13 is Global Day with networking, business meetings and various global education sessions. Several conference events and governance meetings throughout the conference will be translated into a number of languages.Contact narglobe@REALTORS.org to find out the languages that will be available.


Explore the REALTORS® Expo over its new three-day format (November 13-15). It features 400 of the top suppliers of real estate products and services. Visit the Global Real Estate Pavilion to learn more about investment and resort properties in the U.S. and abroad. Uncover international business opportunities via presentations in the Global Real Estate Theater. Meet colleagues from around the world, share experiences and develop referrals in the Global Networking Center.

International Night Out & Awards Ceremony

Saturday, November 14, 7:00pm-12:00am
Join colleagues from all around the world at the International Night Out & Awards Ceremony.



We negotiate the lowest hotel room rates for members and guests, so you can be sure you’re getting the best deal for your stay at the conference. The headquarter hotel for international attendees is the Park Central Hotel. When you’re ready to reserve your room, you can do so when you register for the REALTORS® Conference & Expo.

Air Travel

NAR’s official carrier, United Airlines, has extended its discount program to include international travel. Receive a discount off any flights operated by Lufthansa and All Nippon Airways. There is also a discount with Delta Air Lines. Learn more about airfare discounts for the conference.