Visiting Researchers / Scholars

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The Visiting Researcher/Scholar program re-opened at Phase 3 of UGA operations (August 2020).  The VRS Questionnaire opened July 1, 2020 to allow units to begin submitting questionnaires for future visits. If the VRS program is once again suspendedUGAIDs assigned to incoming VRSs are subject to deactivation.

If a Faculty Sponsor has an existing VRS and wishes to extend the date of the visit past the original visit end date, please send a request for UGAID extension with explanation/justification and updated end date to  Full instructions for extension of visit can be found here.  Please contact Immigration Services at with questions about visas or other immigration concerns.

The University of Georgia welcomes visiting researchers and scholars (VRS) from all across the world. As the state’s most comprehensive research institution, UGA proudly hosts the opportunity for VRS at all levels in their academic career. Through the VRS hosting procedures, UGA visiting researchers and scholars have access to necessary UGA resources, as well as identification through a UGAID and appropriate “standing” at UGA.