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Exchange Visitors Program and J-1 Visas

The Human Resources Office, with support from the Office of Education, is the main administrative and advising office for all international students and scholars at MBL. Our office advises on immigration matters, issues visa documents, and provides information on a wide range of issues such as employment of spouses, health insurance, and community information.

Every year, over 400 international scholars and accompanying family members are affiliated with the MBL community. This extraordinary group of individuals represents over 38 different countries and engages in research and education throughout MBL.

General Immigration Information
Visit Travel.State.Gov, an official source of information about U.S. visa policy and procedures. Use this site to learn about the visa application process, understand current requirements, and get updates on recent developments.

Exchange Visitors Program
Exchange Visitors Program
MBL J-1 Visa Instructions & Information (.pdf)
MBL Request for DS-2019 (.pdf)
MBL Insurance Compliance Form (.pdf)
List of U.S. Embassies Abroad
Visa Wait Times

Mailing Address:
Jane MacNeil
Foreign National Coordinator
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015 USA

Location: Homestead 109
Telephone: (508) 289-7378
Fax: (508) 289-7118
Email: visas@mbl.edu

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