• View of Burlington: Burlington sits on the shores of Lake Champlain, just west of the Green Mountains

We look forward to welcoming you into the UVM family. As you prepare to come to campus, here are important steps you should keep in mind.

Request Your Immigration Document

To begin the process of securing immigration documents, please contact your hosting/hiring department. The business manager of the hosting/hiring department will initiate the request for documents in the University's iStart electronic system.  If you are a Visiting Graduate Student, you must  secure the approval of the Graduate College for Visiting Graduate Student Status before the department initiates the request. After the department initiates the request, you will receive an email with directions to complete electronic forms to assist us in providing you the proper immigration documents.

Obtain Your Visa

In many cases, scholars and visitors will need to apply for a visa at a US consulate or embassy after they receive their immigration document.  Make sure that you allow plenty of time for your visa application.  Scholars and visitors occasionally experience delays because of security checks, called "administrative processing."  You can check average visa wait times at your local consulate or embassy on the US Department of State's website.

Find Housing

While you are in Burlington, you will need a place to live.  UVM does not have university-owned housing for scholars and visitors.  Learn more about your housing options in Burlington.

Plan Your Arrival

Want more information about travel to Burlington?  Learn more about Planning Your Arrival.

Please review the information carefully.  If you have questions or need help, contact the OIE or your department.