Notice - Changes in the admission process for visitors traveling
under the Visa
Feb. 21, 2012 Waiver Program (VWP)-
DHS has automated the I-94W
process for all VWP
travelers applying for admission at U.S. airports of entry.
arriving by air no longer need to complete paper Form I-94W to
Customs and Border Protection. For
more information visit the
Customs and Border Protection Webpage.
Welcome to our Website! We have designed it to present basic
information, procedures, and Institutional policies (UPRRP) that
you can use as guides in your projects with visiting
foreigners. The presence of a diversity of countries in our
Campus, through the international exchange, strengthens our
academic programs and our cultural activities. However, this will not be possible if we are
not able to obtain or guide the foreign visitor to obtain the
suitable (correct) admission to our country. Our
Program exists to support and guide you.
Here you will find information, guidelines, procedures, UPR Río
Piedras Campus Policies, and links for offices related with
immigration, international education and our own institution.
The information included in this website does not substitute
the requirement (when required) to consult and make an
appointment for an interview with the Director or other
personnel from our Program. When an invitation to a foreigner
is considered, it is necessary to examine all the circumstances
under which the visit will take place, so that the correct
procedure for each petition is used. Therefore, sometimes we
will refer you to this website; others we will require you to
make an appointment so that we can discuss your project. These
guides, procedures and forms (except for the immigration rules,
regulations and forms) have been developed according to the UPR
Río Piedras Campus Regulations and Policies.
To our readers outside the UPR Río Piedras Campus, we clarify
that these guides, procedures and policies were made according
to our Campus academic and administrative needs and structure,
and do not apply to other circumstances. If you need guidance
about particular subjects, please contact us and we gladly will
Aida Castañer Martínez, Director
"El hombre es un ser que imagina y su razón misma no es sino
una de las formas de ese continuo imaginar. En su esencia,
imaginar es ir más allá de sí mismo, proyectarse, continuo
trascenderse. Ser que imagina porque desea, el hombre es el ser
capaz de transformar el universo entero en imagen de su deseo."
Octavio Paz, Nobel Prize, México