International Visitors to UNMC

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, UNMC is currently not processing requests for international scholars to visit campus in person. This applies to all international scholar categories, including research collaborators, clinical trainees and observers, guest speakers, and workshop attendees. Additional information and guidance will be posted on the COVID-19 Research FAQs.

 

Who is an international visitor?

The International Visitors Policy is designed to enable the University to host international visitors while reducing risk and protecting the interests of the University, its visitors, and the community it serves. It also provides a means to track international visitors for compliance and risk management purposes.

The sponsoring departments of all international visitors must register all international visitors through the Office of Global Engagement (OGE) in order to assure that all compliance requirements including Canvas training, background check, export control check, immunizations, and health insurance are fulfilled. The OGE will also issue the approval for access to the UNMC network and process the international visitor photo ID badge. 

The sponsoring department must notify OGE of all potential international visits, complete a registration form, and submit it to OGE as soon as possible. Forms for short-term visitors (anyone on campus for six or fewer calendar days) need to be submitted at least two weeks in advance of arrival.  For the long-term visitors (anyone here for seven or more calendar days) the registration forms need to be submitted at least two months in advance of arrival. 

Policy #6083 for short-term international visitors (6 days or fewer):

The sponsoring department is responsible for providing specific training to those on campus for six (6) days or fewer in the area they will be visiting on how to safely operate the equipment (if they will be operating equipment), emergency procedures, hazardous materials that are present in the areas they will be visiting, hazardous locations in the areas they will be visiting, personal safety equipment needed and how to report accidents and near misses and injuries. Training must be documented.