Inform Your Host Department

The first thing you must do when arranging either personal or Getty-related travel is to seek approval from your supervisor and host department regarding your specific travel plans.

Valid Passport

If traveling internationally, make sure that you bring your valid passport with you.

Travel Validation (J Visa Holders Only)

J visa holders must bring their original DS-2019 to an OSIP staff member for a validation signature before departing for their first trip outside of the United States during their Getty residency. Once the DS-2019 is signed, you must keep it with you while you travel, as this document is needed for re-entry to the United States.

Travel Letter (J & F Visa Holders Only)

An OSIP staff member will prepare a travel letter for J or F visa holders, should they travel outside of the United States for any personal or Getty-related reasons. Please make OSIP aware of your travel plans in advance so there is enough time to prepare the letter, which will highlight travel destination cities and arrival and departure dates. Should they be requested by customs officials, travel letters must be surrendered upon re-entry into the United States.

AXA Assistance USA

AXA Assistance USA is a referral service that offers you and your dependents medical, travel, legal and financial assistance solutions for travels during your Getty residency. These include, for example, physician referrals, roadside assistance and telephone interpretations while traveling more than 100 miles from the Getty. You may visit their website by clicking here.

Before you depart for your trip, please see an OSIP staff member for an AXA brochure and wallet-sized card.

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