International Visitors

International Visitors


The Office of International Affairs (OIA) allows 1 month for observational medical experiences and 3 months for other observations, scientific and educational purposes. All international visitor requests must be submitted at least a month before the requested start date. A hosting department should submit Sponsorship Request in the International Services Portal. All required documents will be instructed in the portal after the request is approved.

A hosting department is also responsible for contacting JeffTemps at JeffTemps oversees everyone on non-payroll that comes to Jefferson and coordinates the onboarding. 

Health Insurance

An international visitor is required to have health insurance which includes evacuation/repatriation coverage for the duration of their activity at Jefferson.  They may use health insurance from their home country (that covers their time in the U.S.), or purchase it online from one of these suggested providers:

Health Insurance Plans for International Observers and Visitors


Everyone coming to Jefferson must undergo a health screening in the Jefferson Occupational Health Network (JOHN) prior to the beginning of an assignment. A visitor will receive an email with therelated forms and instructions from JeffTemps

International Observer/Visitor Check-in at Jefferson

The international visitor must check in at the Office of International Affairs before participating in any activity at Jefferson. The visitor can complete the process in the International Services Portal.