- International Programs
- Int'l Degree & Education Abroad
- Int'l Student Advising & Services
- Int'l Scholar & Faculty Services
Departments wishing to hire an international employee should contact an International Faculty & Scholar Advisor at International Student & Faculty Services (ISFS) to determine which visa type best fits the position and employee. If ISFS determines that E-3 status is the most appropriate, the department should complete an E-3 Request Form (pdf) and submit it to ISFS.
It takes one to four months to secure E-3 status. A representative from the employing department at OSU should contact Jackie Bangs as soon as possible if E-3 status is being considered for employing an international employee.
E-3 visas allow employers to temporarily employ an Australian worker in the U.S. on a nonimmigrant basis in a specialty occupation. A specialty occupation requires the theoretical and practical application of a body of specialized knowledge and a bachelor's degree or the equivalent in the specific specialty (e.g., sciences, medicine and health care, education, biotechnology, and business specialties, etc...).
E-3 status allows employment of an international employee who has professional skills and a professional degree. To be eligible for E-3 status the following conditions must be met:
There are two methods for applying for E-3 status.
1. OSU applies to USCIS for a change of status from within the US.
2. Applicant applies for E-3 visa at US Consulate
Please refer to the E-3 application for additional information.