One Time Visitors
The B-1/B-2 Visitor Visa or the Visa Waiver is commonly used by foreign visitors who are invited to Rice for a very short period of time for the purpose of giving a lecture, consulting, attending a conference or seminar, and may require an honorarium or reimbursement. Although, there are times that visitors may already be in the U.S. under a different visa classification. For that reason, OISS must always collect information on these one-time visitors to ensure they have the appropriate visa status to participate in these programs and potentially receive an honorarium.
Please follow the procedures below when inviting foreign visitors:
- Procedures for Inviting a One-Time Visitor
- One-Time Visitor Information for OISS by Departments - Data will be used to effectively communicate with prospective visitors on the visa matters, please fill out the following form and email or fax it to our office.
- One-Time Visitor Questionnaire - a survey to be completed by the visitor will be emailed to the visitor by OISS upon receipt of a request by the academic department. OISS will then use all the data collected to make the appropriate determination of required visa status to receive an honorarium or reimbursement.
Details regarding the Visa Waiver Program
Special Considerations for Canadian Citizens