International Visitors and Scholars

All international visitors not currently residing in the United States invited to Oregon State University must be screened in the International Compliance system prior to arrival on OSU’s campus. The PI or supervisor responsible for the visitor should provide the information to the system, including; the visitor’s name, citizenship, affiliation, purpose of the visit, and date of arrival and departure. If possible, the professor or department sponsoring the visitor should also upload a copy of the visitor’s CV and passport. This is not required, but aids in the screening process.

For international scholars where OSU is sponsoring the scholar’s visa, the PI or supervisor responsible for the scholar should complete OSU Deemed Export Verification for Non-immigrant Visas form (found here) along with a copy of the scholar’s CV and the identification page from their passport. Please remember that some scholars may require a license depending on their citizenship and proposed research at OSU and this can take between six weeks and six months so it is advisable to submit completed forms for visas and the other required documents well in advance of when the visa application is due.

For both international visitors and scholars, the Export Compliance Officer will email the professor or department sponsoring the visitor result of the screening and confirmation that no issues are present or directions for any further action. The ECO will notify the professor or department if there is anything which the visitor or international scholar cannot see or access because of export control regulations.

It is recommended that international visitors and scholars not be shown anything not currently published or otherwise currently in the public domain. The sponsor is responsible for export control compliance as it relates to international visitors and scholars.