International Military Visitors Briefing

International Military Visitor Briefing

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Target Audience

This learning guide is designed to provide important information to international military personnel scheduled to visit the United States. Note: if the purpose of the visit it to attend training or education as a student at a Department of Defense school, you should refer to the International Military Student Briefing (IMSB).


This learning guide will brief the policies and procedures that govern the U.S. Department of Defense’s international visits program, also referred to as the IVP. Here are the objectives for this briefing:
  1. Identify the three types of international visits.
  2. Identify the three possible responses to a visit request within the Foreign Visit System.
  3. Describe DoD policy and procedures for visits of foreign nationals to the DoD components and contractor facilities.
  4. Identify when visit requests are not required for visits to contractor and DoD facilities.


The learning guide takes about 20 minutes to complete, depending on how familiar the student may be with the United States.

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