WDRS has updated the policy on sponsoring foreign nationals employees for US immigration benefits, which now addresses the requirement to exhaust both J-1 and F-1 temporary statuses before changing to H-1B. It also provides an option of cost analysis in cases where a family-based green card process may replace the employment-based process. Any deviations from the policy, such as an early change to H-1B status, must be approved and initiated by the division head accompanied by a lab business-need explanation….

Just a reminder that you cannot pick up an ID badge unless (1) you are on the essential on-site personnel list and (2) have made an appointment with the Badging Office. If you are unsure if your name is on the essential on-site personnel list or you have other badging questions, please contact your supervisor or Fermilab point of contact. Please do not wait until the day that you are on site to contact us! Contact us as soon as…

Micky Dolenz, best known as a vocalist and drummer in 1960s pop band The Monkees, turns out to be one of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory’s original fans.

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Visa appointments will not be available to third-country nationals (TCNs) at the U.S. consulate in Toronto between June and August 2016, except to applicants who reside in Canada and in emergency situations. Foreign nationals who have already booked a summer appointment in Toronto should be able to appear as planned. TCN appointments at other U.S. consular posts in Canada remain available, though future suspensions are possible. For more information contact the Visa Office at

Fermilab scientist Dave Schmitz (right) describes the MINERvA and MINOS experiments to Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss (left) on his tour at Fermilab on June 29. His visit also included stops at CDF and the Superconducting Radio Frequency Test Facility. Also pictured are (center left to right) Fermilab’s Elizabeth Clements and Jamie Santucci, as well as Gabriella Elkaim, an intern in Senator Biss’ office.

Young-Kee Kim, Fermilab’s deputy director, and Pier Oddone, Fermilab director, give a tour of the 15th floor to Tom Craig, a staff member on the Senate Committee on Appropriations – Energy and Water Development Subcommittee on June 1. During his visit to the laboratory, Craig also toured the SRF Test Facility and the MINOS Underground Facility. Photo: Reidar Hahn.