University of Nebraska Medical Center

International Visitors

The Office of Global Engagement has resumed processing new non-clinical international visitor registrations. Clinical trainees and observers remain prohibited, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All international visitors of seven days or more are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to arrival. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

Who is an international visitor?

  • Any citizen of another country who is not paid by UNMC nor enrolled in a UNMC accredited academic program.
  • Any citizen of another country visiting the university regardless of the duration of their visit (from a few hours to one year or more).
  • Any visiting dignitary of another country visiting UNMC.
  • Any international non-faculty volunteers.
The UNMC 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 must register all international visitors through the Office of Global Engagement in order to assure that all compliance requirements are fulfilled, including Canvas training, background check, export control check, immunizations and health insurance. The Office of Global Engagement also will issue the approval for access to the UNMC network and process the international visitor photo ID badge.

For information on how to register a visitor, consult the UNMC intranet, which requires a login.

For visitors of six days or fewer

  • Submit forms at least two weeks in advance of arrival.
  • The sponsoring department is responsible for providing and documenting training specific to the area they will be visiting:
    • Safe equipment operations, if applicable.
    • Emergency procedures.
    • Hazardous materials present in the areas to be visited.
    • Hazardous locations in areas to be visited.
    • Necessary personal safety equipment.
    • Reporting accidents, near misses and injuries.

For visitors of seven or more days

  • Submit registration forms at least two months in advance of arrival.