International Travel Authorization Process
Individual students, student groups, and programs organized or sponsored by University departments or schools traveling overseas for university-related or -sponsored experiences must comply with the GU International Travel Policy by completing the International Travel Authorization application process. Travel to an Elevated Risk Region will require additional review time. Applications submitted after the travel has commenced will not be reviewed.
Exceptions to this process:
- Undergraduate credit bearing international experiences, including study abroad programs and embedded courses, should follow Office of Global Education (OGE) procedures.
- Law Center students and groups will follow a separate process for travel authorization through Georgetown Law’s Office of Transnational Programs.
Start or Return to an Application
New Undergraduate Travel Authorization App
Complete an individual undergraduate application if you are an undergraduate student traveling without a group (excluding OGE study abroad students).
New Graduate Travel Authorization App
Complete an individual graduate application if you are a graduate student traveling without a group (excluding Law Center students).
New Group Travel Authorization App
Complete a group application if you are a group of three or more students traveling to the same location with the same travel dates or a program that is organized or sponsored by a university department or school.
Return to an Already Opened App
Use this link if you have already started an application that you need to finish.
Faculty & Staff
Faculty and staff traveling overseas without students for university-related or sponsored purposes do not need to complete the International Travel Authorization process and should instead review the Faculty & Staff page for items they should complete before departure.
COVID-19 continues to impact international travel. It is important for GU travelers to stay up to date on and comply with all travel requirements and restrictions in place both at their destination and upon their return, with the understanding that these regulations may change without advanced notice. Refer to the COVID-19 Considerations page for guidance when planning your travel.
Note: If you are partnering with a new organization, please have the organization complete the program vetting guidelines.
International Travel Authorization Review Timeline
Step 1. Complete & Submit the Application
Timeframe: 4 weeks before departure
Open an application using the appropriate link above. Gather all of the required information and submit the application when complete.
Step 2. Application Review
Timeframe: 2-3 weeks
The application is reviewed for health & safety by the University’s International Travel Review Committee.
Applications for travel to Elevated Risk Regions require additional review time by the Provost or EVP.
3. Notification of Application Decision
Timeframe: within 2 business days of receiving application decision
Applicant is notified of International Travel Authorization decision and provided travel safety resources.
Group applicants will be asked to provide a participant list and additional information.