Below are the most common visitor or employment type visa categories that International Scholar and Faculty Services (ISFS) at OSU supports.

Other visa categories may be supported by other departments on campus such as F-1 or J-1 student categories; please contact International Student Advising and Services (ISAS).

Non-Immigrant Visa Categories

B-1: tourists and business visitors (cannot be used for employment)

E-3: specialty occupation, Australian citizens only

F-1 OPT: optional practical training for students

H-1B: professional, specialty occupations

J-1: visiting professors, researchers, and student interns

O-1: outstanding worker (contact Charlotte Ross for O-1 information) 

TN: professional occupations; citizens of Mexico & Canada only

J-2 | H-4 | E-3D | TD: dependent type visas for scholar or faculty spouse/children

Third-Party Provider: scholars, such as Fulbright scholars inbound to the U.S., have their visa documents produced and managed by a third-party

Other: F-1 and J-1 student visas are processed by the International Student Advising and Services (ISAS)

Immigrant Visa and Permanent Residency

    PR: OSU permanent residency information and policy