Summary: Interim Process for Screening
Foreign Visitors and Entities
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The federal agencies that enforce export control laws are paying more their attention to
transactions between U.S. universities and foreign scientists and entities. It is critical
that the University now develop and implement a process for screening of certain types
of visiting foreign scholars and researchers to protect against violations of export con-
When to request foreign visitor screening? The foreign visitor screen process must be
completed before sending an invitation, submitting an unpaid or paid appointment to
the Academic Resource System (ARS) and before IES applies for a visa.
Who must be screened?
· All visitors who are nationals/citizens of Iran, Sudan, Syria, Cuba or North Korea
must undergo foreign entity screening regardless of length of stay and regard-
less of the activity in which they will be participating at UM.
· All other foreign visitors, regardless of length of stay, who will collaborate or par-
ticipate in University research or training in the biological or physical sciences, en-
gineering, mathematics, information security (including encryption), software de-
velopment, or related technologies and fields, whether or not the collaboration oc-
curs within the scope of a sponsored research agreement.