Visa Information

If you are an international student interested in attending IsoCamp, please contact us for more information.

The IsoCamp administrators do not have expertise on visa matters. To confirm which forms, if any, are required for your specific situation and country of origin, please contact the University of New Mexico Global Education Office either via their website, by e-mail ([email protected]), or by telephone at (505) 277-4032. We are frequently asked if students can attend on a visitor (tourist) visa if the student is from a visa waiver country. Many researchers travel on a visitor (tourist) visa to attend conferences in the United States, so consider this as an option if you are from a visa waiver country.

If you have been accepted into the course, you should begin preparing the appropriate paperwork for your visa, if required, as soon as possible. DO NOT WAIT TO BEGIN VISA PREPARATIONS! This may cause you to lose too much time and thus miss the required deadlines for a visa. The processing of visa paperwork can take several weeks (usually about 6–8 weeks) to complete and return to you before you can attend your visa interview.

If needed, we will sponsor students from other countries for a J-1 visa as a short-term scholar. The DS-2019 application is the most common visa form required to be completed, signed, returned to the University of New Mexico, and then processed before a visa interview can take place. We can send this form to international students who are admitted to the course. Please be aware that there are additional fees for such a visa, including a SEVIS fee ($180) and visa processing fee.

UNM Global Education Office (GEO)

2120 Mesa Vista Hall, MSC06-38501
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Phone: (505) 277-4032; Fax: (505) 277-1867
Email: [email protected]