International Visitors


The Division of International Technical Cooperation arranges meetings at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for many international visitors each year. Visits are arranged for individuals, as well as for groups of all sizes. Visitors include economists, statisticians, researchers, analysts, managers, academics, trade union representatives, business leaders, and journalists. Visit are typically scheduled for one to two hours. If you are interested in a longer visit, please see the information on Customized Seminars.

Meetings are conducted in English. Non-English speaking visitors must bring their own interpreter. Every visit is unique and is organized to meet the needs and interests of the visitor(s).

Request a visit

To request a visit to the BLS, please submit an online inquiry.

Requests for visits should be made as far in advance as possible, and include the following information:

  • Preferred dates and time of visit to the BLS
  • Number of participants and their names
  • Names of interpreters, when applicable
  • Topic(s) of interest (as detailed as possible)
  • Mention of any previous visits

Security procedures

Everyone is required to enter the BLS through the First Street, NE entrance (between Massachusetts Avenue and G Street, NE) across from Union Station. Everyone is required to show photo identification, such as a passport, to gain entry into BLS. After verification, visitors will be screened with X-ray and metal detection equipment.

Directions to BLS.


Last modified: December 23, 2016