The Human Resources Office, with support from the Office of Education, is the main administrative and advising office for all international students and scholars at MBL. Our office advises on immigration matters, issues visa documents, and provides information on a wide range of issues such as employment of spouses, health insurance, and community information.

Every year, over 400 international scholars and accompanying family members are affiliated with the MBL community. This extraordinary group of individuals represents over 38 different countries and engages in research and education throughout MBL.

General Immigration Information
Visit Travel.State.Gov, an official source of information about U.S. visa policy and procedures. Use this site to learn about the visa application process, understand current requirements, and get updates on recent developments.

Exchange Visitors Program
Exchange Visitors Program
J-1 Visa Instructions & Information (pdf)
MBL DS-2019 Application (pdf)
English Proficiency Form for J-1 Visitors (pdf)
Insurance Compliance Form(pdf)
List of U.S. Embassies Abroad
Visa Wait Times

Carol Cassello
Foreign National Coordinator
Mailing Address:
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543 USA
Location: Homestead 112
Telephone: (508) 289-7122
Fax: (508) 289-7118