|Documents for Foreign Nationals|
All foreign nationals (non-U.S. citizens) intending to work at the ALS must ensure that they have all relevant travel and visa documents completed and approved before they will be permitted to work at Berkeley Lab. Owing to increased security measures, it is particularly important to begin the visa application process early in order to avoid delays that may result in lost beamtime, etc.
NOTE: Researchers who are citizens of, or were born in, T4 countries (Cuba, Iran, Sudan, and Syria) need DOE permission, which can take 4–6 months to obtain, and should register with ALSHub as soon as possible to start the approval process.
Requirements for Foreign Nationals
Visa Types and Required Documents
For More Information
An overview of Berkeley Lab's security procedures for foreign nationals visiting the lab can be found on the EH&S Web page Unclassified Foreign Visits and Assignments.
For additional information about the documentation requirements for foreign nationals, see Berkeley Lab's International Researchers and Scholars Office (IRSO).