The NOAA Foreign National Registration System

The NOAA Foreign National Registration System (FNRS) is designed to provide NOAA sponsors of Foreign National Guests a single online location to enter and process the information required to obtain appropriate approvals for a foreign national visit to NOAA facilities, ships, and airplanes. 

The system is currently available to NMFS Sponsors only.  Plans are underway to provide access to the system by the other Line Offices/Staff Offices in the near future.

Instructions and Guidance

Log on to the FNRS

Getting Help:

For questions on how to submit a guest request, please contact: NMFS Controlled Technology Coordinators:

For NMFS application issues please contact:


Phone: 301-427-8888
Fax: 301-713-1742

Mon-Fri 7:30 am - 5:30 pm (Eastern)

For local desktop issues, and connectivity problems please contact your local IT support center.

For Access to FNRS, or Deemed Export/Business Process related questions please contact your Controlled Technology Coordinator.