KITP Forms for Visitors

The following forms are available online or in PDF format:

  • Housing Form (For visits >= 5 days)
  • Affiliate Nomination Form. Those participating for 4 weeks or more may nominate a graduate student or junior postdoc member of his or her group to participate during the same period. Some affiliates are eligible for support for local expenses; see the link for details.
  • Declaration of Immigration Status Form (pdf) -- This form must now be completed by all non-U.S. citizens, including U.S. permanent residents. You may bring it with you to the KITP or fax it to the number below prior to your arrival.
  • J-1 Exchange Visitor Eligibility Determination Form
    • If you choose to apply for the J-1 Visa, plan to begin the application process at least 3 - 6 months prior to your visit at KITP. This procedure has changed – If you wish to apply for a J-1 Visa, please complete this form and include the required documents. Fax or email the above information as a pdf file to our Visa Specialist ( After these documents are submitted, they will be sent to the UCSB International Office for review. Once approved, you will receive an email from the ISSD-SEVIS system (within 2-3 weeks) with a username and password. You will then be able to access the online application, which generates the DS-2019 form. This form is then sent to the visitor who takes it to the appropriate officials in his/her home country.

    All PDF forms may be printed, completed, and faxed to 805-893-2431 or mailed to:

    KITP Program Assistant
    Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
    Kohn Hall
    University of California
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4030