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New-Hire Process for Foreign Nationals

All foreign nationals including students and postdocs must complete this process.


Before you begin work, review following guidance and complete outlined steps

The new-hire process, including the official pre-arrival period, does not begin until you receive and accept your written offer letter.

New Employee App

For your convenience, download the New Employee App from iTunes (IOS devices) or Google Play (Android devices). You can access new hire information along with many other features such as an interactive checklist of items to gather and prepare to bring to your New Hire Orientation.

Student App

There is a Student App that highlights student programs on iTunes (IOS devices) or Google Play (Android devices).

Badging and REAL ID Requirements

Effective Nov. 3, 2014, the Laboratory will implement requirements of the REAL ID Act.

  • Lab organizations should be aware that visitors, employees, or subcontractors needing to access LANL facilities may be impacted by new access control procedures
  • Only driver’s licenses or ID cards from states that meet federal standards will be honored
  • The state of New Mexico is REAL ID compliant
  • To check the status of jurisdictions that do not meet the standards, visit REAL ID Enforcement in Brief at the Dept. of Homeland Security
  • The LANL Badge Office accepts other forms of government-issued ID, including federal employee badges, passports, military identification cards, or Enhanced Driver's Licenses
  • If individuals do not have acceptable ID, they will NOT be able to get a Lab-issued badge

Contact Jenni Martinez in the Badge Office with questions: email or call 667-5587.

Innovations for a secure nation

Novel rocket design flight tested

Novel rocket design flight tested

The new rocket fuel and motor design adds a higher degree of safety by separating the fuel from the oxidizer, both novel formulations that are, by themselves, not able to detonate.

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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1663
Los Alamos, NM 87545

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(505) 667-7000

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(505) 667-5061

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