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Sandia DOE cleared individuals must receive SNL and DOE approval to conduct official international travel prior to departure. This includes travel to Mexico and Canada.  The term "official" international travel is defined by DOE as:

"Official" International Travel - Approved travel (whether wholly or partly on official business) meeting any of the following criteria:

  • Travel from the United States, which includes the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands, and the territories and possessions of the United States, to a foreign country (including Canada and Mexico).
  • Travel between international countries, by persons, including foreign nationals, whose salaries or travel expenses or both will ultimately be funded in whole or in part by DOE or NNSA from its appropriations.
  • International travel funded by non-DOE or non-NNSA sources for which the traveler represents SNL, the DOE or NNSA, or conducts business on behalf of the U.S. Government.

Official International Travel requests must be submitted 37 calendar days prior to the date of departure. For more information contact the International Travel Office at
. They will help you determine the need for foreign travel approval.