RESOURCES: Visa Ins and Outs

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Science  15 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5635, pp. 899
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5635.899b

Even researchers who tease out the genetic secrets of cancer cells or hatch models of stellar evolution can find the rules for getting a U.S. visa daunting and confusing. And the security clampdown since the 11 September terrorist attacks hasn't made things any easier. This new site from the National Academies offers clear advice for foreign scientists and scholars planning to travel to the United States.

Find out how early to apply (at least 3 months before your anticipated arrival) and what to do if your visa application is rejected or delayed. The site also offers advice for U.S. citizens and foreign nationals living here who plan to travel outside the country, along with tips for holding an international conference in the U.S.

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