Participants are responsible for obtaining any visas necessary for attending the Environmental Law Summer Session.
Since this is a professional development program, and not a full time academic program and will not lead to a degree, participants are most likely to be eligible for a B-1 visa. To obtain a B-1 visa, participants need the following documents:
- Valid passport.
- Financial documents showing the participant's ability to cover financial expenses during the three-week summer program. The appropriate documents that prove financial ability are bank statements or proof of any scholarships.
- Official letter of invitation.
- Application (provided at the U.S. embassy or consulate) and application fee.
- Supporting documents that provide proof of residence abroad and intent to return, such as statements regarding family ties, property, or a job in the home country.
Please Note: Due to new laws put into place since 2003, all visitors are required to interview with an immigration officer. Because visa issuance may take up to 6 months, participants should contact the U.S. consulate in their home countries as soon as possible.