ALERT: Effective August 23, 2017, US consulates in Russia have indefinitely suspended the issuance of nonimmigrant visas. Beginning September 1, 2017, only the US Embassy in Moscow will conduct nonimmigrant visa interviews. See “Additional Resources” for details.
SLAC supports an atmosphere of free intellectual exchange and collaboration within the international scientific and technical community. Visitors from around the world perform a vital role in sustaining the creative environment and contribute to achieving SLAC's mission. As a Department of Energy (DOE) facility, SLAC is required to comply with the Unclassified Foreign Visits and Assignments program, DOE Order 142.3A. As a result, additional steps must be completed prior to arrival for foreign nationals from certain countries.
Foreign nationals who are not US citizens and were born in, are citizens of, or represent or have ongoing affiliations with Iran, Sudan and Syria must provide additional information, including a strong justification, to be considered for access to SLAC. Advance federal review and approval is required before individuals are able to visit or receive an identification (ID) badge for unescorted access at a DOE facility; this process can take longer than 12 months. However, advance approval is not required if you are attending a public tour or other public event at SLAC.
Please ask your SLAC point of contact or the International Services Office for more information.
Upon arrival to SLAC, non-US citizens must bring their valid original passport and applicable visa with any immigration documentation supporting the visa status and/or renewals. Please click the link below to view the documents you must bring depending on your visa type.
Foreign Visitors: Documents Required for Check-in at SLAC »
NOTE: Foreign nationals with Visa Waiver-Tourist (WT) or B-2 visas are NOT eligible to work at SLAC or obtain a SLAC badge.
For general entry requirements for all visitors, please see Entry and Access.