Dartmouth campus is located a few hours drive from Boston, MA. Thayer's website provides detailed location information and travel directions.
For conference attendees requiring a B-1 travel visa to attend EIT 2017 at Dartmouth, please review the below information. Provided is information regarding B visa classification for your reference, as well as the relevant links to the USCIS, CBP and Dept of State websites. This information has been provided through Dartmouth’s Office of Visa and Immigration Services.
Legitimate B-1 Activity
To be able to come to the U.S. in B-1 business visitor status, the individual should be coming to the U.S. temporarily to engage in activities related to their professional work abroad. The regulations say that “business” refers to conventions, conferences, consultations and “other legitimate activities of a commercial or professional nature.” It does not include employment. The State Department has provided additional guidance that legitimate B-1 activity can include participation in scientific, educational, professional, or business conventions, conferences or seminars, or undertaking independent research (i.e. not under supervision of Dartmouth faculty; not research/work that will directly benefit Dartmouth).
B-1 visitors may be allowed to receive reimbursement for incidental expenses related to their activities in the U.S.
We will gladly provide an invitation letter to anyone applying for a travel Visa to attend EIT2017. Please let us know if you need a letter and we will promptly send you one.
Items to consider when traveling to EIT2017.
1. Recommended documentation to bring with you should include identification (e.g. passport), Visa documentation, your letter of invitation to attend EIT2017, evidence of a job in your country of residence (to demonstrate that you plan to return following your attendance at EIT2017).
2. Phone number of your embassy
3. Phone number of the EIT2017 Administrative Staff (Kathy Burnham 603-646-3860 or Ryan Halter 603-646-0773)
Links of Interest
B-1 Temporary Business Visitor
Visa Waiver Program
B1 Permissible Activity Frequently Asked Questions