Newsletter – Summer 2017
Please contact us regarding any of the topics below.
New Access Policy and Approval Process for Users & Visitors
As of May 1, 2017, a new access policy and approval process went into effect for Fermilab Users and Visitors. In order to avoid an interruption or delay in your computer access and/or ID badge, please make sure to fill out your service desk ticket request a minimum of two weeks prior to your planned arrival at Fermilab and/or the expiration date of your current computer accounts.
Service desk tickets can be found on our Users Office website.
For more information on the new access policy, please see Tim Meyer’s article from May 11th.
CBP’s Global Entry Expanded to India
Global Entry, a CBP Trusted Traveler Program, has been expanded to include citizens of India, which became 11th country to join the program. Global entry, available at 53 airports, streamlines the international arrivals process for trusted travelers.
Indian citizens can begin applying for Global Entry through the Global Online Enrollment System (GOES) website.
Minimum Suggested Funding Levels for J-1 Exchange Visitors
After a thorough research, the Visa Office has implemented new suggested funding levels for J-1 Exchange Visitors and their families to reflect the cost of living in the area. You may review the levels on our Cost of Living for J-1 Exchange Visitors page.
Users Office Events
Other Local Events
Summer is a great time to take advantage of the many cultural exchange opportunities in and around Fermilab. Here are a few:
- International Folk Dancing at Fermilab
- Scottish Country Dancing at Fermilab
- Fermilab Board Game Guild
- Fermilab Art Gallery
- Naperville National Night Out
- Naperville Ale Festival
- Kane County Fair
Additional local events can be found in the Calendar of Chicago Festivals and Events.
Lunchtime English Class
In May Global Services added a second English class to the list of services provided. “Lunchtime English” meets every Wednesday at noon in the Black Hole conference room (Wilson Hall 2nd Floor East). Lunchtime English provides an opportunity for English language learners at all levels to practice English, from basic conversation skills to perfecting pronunciation. No prior registration is necessary – simply join us when you can!
Photos from prior events
You too could be having this much fun!
Questions? Comments? Contact the Visa Office!