In addition to registration and insurance requirements of the UT Student Travel Policy to International Locations, all students proposing travel to any location on the Restricted Regions List must have IOC approval.
Generally, UT Austin students may not travel to Restricted Regions for academic, professional, or other purposes. The IOC may grant exceptions, but requesting an exception and submitting the documentation does not guarantee travel approval. It is not recommended to make travel arrangements until you have received the IOC’s final written approval to travel to the designated Restricted Region.
All students proposing travel to Restricted Regions must submit typed travel requests to the IOC. You will need Adobe Reader to access the forms. (Mac users may encounter problems with Preview.) Download the current version of Adobe Reader here.
All Category 1, 2, and 3 student requests must be signed by your department Chair/Unit Head and Dean/VP. The Dean/VP may delegate this responsibility to another individual in the same office, but whoever assumes this authority must complete IOC training. Students proposing travel to Category 4 locations require the review and signature of their Chair/Unit Head, or Study Abroad Program Coordinator when participating in a UT Study Abroad program.
UT's list of current Deans and Chairs can be found here.
All request forms must be typed, with the exception of the signature line. If a request is not typed, the IOC may not review.
Category 1, 2, & 3 Request Process
Complete all of the following components of the request package and submit to IOC@austin.utexas.edu:
- Restricted Regions Travel Request - Category 1, 2, 3 Students Form (FORM MUST BE TYPED)
- All five required attachments described on page 11 of the Travel Request form
- Signed Release and Indemnification Agreement (included at end of Travel Request form)
- Send the request, with all required signatures, to IOC@austin.utexas.edu.
Category 4 Request Process
Complete the abbreviated Restricted Regions Travel Request - Category 4 Students Form (FORM MUST BE TYPED) and submit to IOC@austin.utexas.edu. Select cases may be required to complete some or all components of the Category 1, 2, 3 request package.
The IOC retains the right to withdraw one's travel authorization if necessary, as well as withhold reimbursement and/or take other disciplinary actions for noncompliance with the UT Travel Policy.