Risk Authorization Request

Request risk authorization 6 to 3 months prior to travel.  Decision on your request may take 10 business days if you are a student or taking students abroad.  It may take 5 business days if you are a faculty/staff not traveling with students.  It may take longer than these stated times depending on the complexity of the case or if travel to the specific country has additional levels of risk authorization.

  1. Enter the country name on the high risk region tool and check the risk authorization field.
  2. If you need risk authorization, then submit to [email protected] the trip information required below.
  3. Security experts will provide a risk assessment for student trips. This takes generally 5 business days.
  4. The IOC will review your request.  Decision takes generally 2 to 5 business days.
  5. It is recommended to wait for risk authorization before purchasing tickets, obtaining visas, etc.
  6. If you have any questions, please contact Imperio Shanks at the International Center at [email protected].

Trip information required

Submit the required information listed below.  If the country requires additional levels of risk authorization, include as well the documents noted in that section.

Countries with additional levels of risk authorization

Travel to Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea has additional levels of risk authorization.  There is no additional information to submit.

Travel to Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, and North Korea has additional levels of risk authorization.  In addition to the above information, submit the following:

  • The insurance questionnaire, see below for details.
  • If you have obtained an OFAC license, a copy of it.  Otherwise contact the Office of Research Compliance at [email protected] and copy [email protected] to determine if an OFAC license is needed and how to obtain it.

Insurance Questionnaire

Include your full name and UT Dallas e-mail at the top of the document and attach it to the Travel Details (for students) or to the International Travel Authorization (for faculty/staff).

  1. Complete travel schedule from U.S. departure to arrival and return to U.S.
    1. Flight #, airline name & airports
    2. Dates of arrival and departure
  2. Transport while in country including:
    1. Airport (to & from)
    2. Transport to meetings / work sites
    3. Transport to hotel or housing site
    4. If traveling to more than one city in country please provide above details as applicable.
  3. Provide Security Information:
    1. Security at hotel or housing site
    2. Security at meeting/work site(s)
    3. Will there be a security escort with you at meetings/work sites and/or hotel/ housing site and/or while in transit to / from destinations or upon arrival / departure at in country airports?
  4. Provide information on meeting / activities while in country including:
    1. Who will the UT traveler be meeting / working with during stay
    2. If work / meeting will occur in more than one city or location in country, please provide a brief overview of meeting activities for each meeting.
  5. Confirm required Visa’s or other required entry / exit documents have been obtained (where applicable).

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