Any group that includes student participants intending to travel overseas for university-related or sponsored international experiences must complete the International Travel Authorization process starting with the application link below.
Law Center groups will go through a separate process for travel approval. Please contact the Office of Transnational Programs for more information.
Please note that the International Travel Authorization Application has two parts. After review of Part 1, an automated email will be sent with instructions and a link to Part 2 of the application.
International Travel Authorization Applications will not be processed until Part 2 has been successfully submitted.
Groups who are traveling to an Elevated Risk Region should plan for additional review time.
For an approximate timeline of review please refer to the step-by-step process guide below.
After the group has received travel authorization, program participants will be requested to submit the following:
- Emergency Contact information
- Passport information
- Safety Plan and Risk Assessment
- Assumption of Risk form
- Acknowledgement of Georgetown travel resources and ISOS travel registration
If you are partnering with an organization, please have the organization complete the program vetting guidelines.
Step-by-Step Process Guide
Group Representative completes Part 1 of International Travel Authorization Application
At least 4 weeks prior to departure
OGS reviews Part 1 of International Travel Authorization Application
Within 2 business days of receiving Part 1 of application
Group Representative completes Part 2 of International Travel Authorization Application
At least 3 weeks prior to departure
OGS reviews International Travel Authorization Application for completeness
Within 1 week of receiving Part 2 of application
(Groups with any undergraduates and/or travel to Elevated Risk Regions only)
OGS sends International Travel Authorization Application to Travel Review Committee (TRC);
TRC reviews International Travel Authorization Application
Allow 1-2 weeks
(Elevated Risk Regions only)
Provost's Office, EVP or Designee reviews International Travel Authorization Application
Allow extra 1-2 weeks
OGS notifies Group Representative of International Travel Authorization Application decision
and provides travel safety resources
Groups with any undergraduates to Non-Elevated Risk Regions: Within 2 business days of receiving application decision from TRC
Groups with only graduates to Non-Elevated Risk Regions: Immediately following OGS application review for completeness
All groups to Elevated Risk Regions: Within 2 business days of receiving application decision from TRC and Provost/EVP
OGS sends link to group participants to upload emergency travel information and forms
Immediately following Group Representative’s application decision
Group participants submit emergency travel information and forms
Prior to departure