When planning and scheduling a visit with our researchers, please keep in mind that we have very strict requirements and long lead times are necessary.
If all necessary information is not received 20 days prior to your requested visit date for a non-sensitive country or 60 days for a sensitive country, you may be required to move your date of arrival/visit. Our laboratory has strict deadlines for foreign visitors and your visit will be denied if these requirements are not met.
If you are a citizen of, born in, or your employer, university, or institutional affiliation is in a sensitive country, it will take 60 days for processing. Sensitive countries are: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China (Hong Kong), Cuba*, Georgia, India, Iran*, Iraq, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Libya*, Moldova, North Korea*, Pakistan, Russia, Rwanda, Sudan*, Syria*, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan
We would prefer that you DO NOT bring a laptop computer on site. If you plan to bring one, we must complete additional paperwork - without this, your computer could be permanently confiscated. Any wireless capabilities must be turned off when entering the site and you must notify your host if you are carrying a cell phone. Video cell phones are prohibited.
* Additional time and justifications are required for visitors from these countries.