Foreign Visits and Assignments


As a Department of Energy (DOE) facility, Fermilab is required to comply with DOE Order 142.3A Unclassified Foreign Visits and Assignments Program (UFVA). The Fermilab Foreign Visits and Assignments (FVA) office is responsible for ensuring compliance with all requirements of the order such as the review and documentation of all non-U.S. citizen access to the Fermilab sites (Batavia and Lead, SD), information, technologies, and equipment. This includes on-site and/or computing access requests for employees, users, subcontractors, and authorized guests, and review and approval for all conferences and events. Among other assigned duties, the FVA Office issues all invitation letters and manages the host program.

Please note that countries classified as State Sponsors of Terrorism by the U.S. Department of State require additional approvals before on-site, computing, and/or event access can be granted. Please contact the FVA Office for details.

For an overview and comprehensive timeline of the DOE Order 142.3A UFVA, please reference the following document (accessible with a Services account). The order is also referenced in the Fermilab Policy on Access and Procedure for Access.

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Melissa Ormond, Manager

Melissa Huedem, Program Administrator

Rachel Castro, Program Administrator