Information for International Attendees

Northwest Model United Nations - Portland is happy to welcome delegates from all over the world, whether they come as individuals or as part of a delegation. Thank you for your interest in our program. This page is designed to give specific information for attendees from outside the United States and Canada on how to attend NWMUN - Portland. If you have any questions after reading the information below, please contact us at

What your payment includes (and doesn't include)
Fees paid to NWMUN, which may take the form of "Delegation Registration Fees," "Delegate Registration Fees," or "Individual Registration Fees," are your payment for attending the conference alone. When paying these fees, you are paying for participation in the conference, a country assignment, your copy of printed materials (conference program, etc.), and the experience of being part of NWMUN - Portland.

Delegate fees do not include the following costs, which you must organize and pay for separately:
- Transportation from individuals' residences to their airports
- Airfare from country of origin to the United States
- Transportation from the Portland airport in the United States to the conference hotel
- Lodging costs paid to the hotel
- Any costs associated with acquiring a visa to travel to the United States

NWMUN - Portland can offer assistance with some of the logistics, including help getting US travel visas and booking hotel rooms; however, the payment is still the responsibility of the delegation or delegate, not NWMUN.

Payment Methods
We accept all payments through PayPal or checks from US and Canada-based banks only. We do not allow payments for international delegations to be received at conference. We also do not give out our bank information for bank transfers. While checks are an option, we strongly suggest using PayPal, as it is much faster and will allow us to assign countries to your delegation faster.

If you need assistance with acquiring a US travel visa
We do provide assistance with travel visas for groups attending NWMUN - Portland. Unfortunately, we cannot provide assistance with acquiring a travel visa for individuals attending by themselves; please check back with us in 2015, when we may have the capacity to provide such assistance for individuals.

If you need assistance with reserving hotel rooms
The conference venue requires a credit card from delegations in order to reserve rooms. All delegations will need to provide this information, as we cannot hold delegate rooms using NWMUN financial information. However, the conference can assist delegates in the booking process and with ensuring the correct rates are applied to your reservation; please email us at

If you have any other questions or need other assistance
Please feel free to contact us at