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Faculty & Staff Travelling Abroad

Employees who are not citizens or permanent residents of the US

If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, ensure your US immigration documents, including passport validity and necessary visa stamps, are in order well in advance of your travel date. Visit the International Scholars and Faculty Services (ISFS) travel website for information that is specific to your non-immigrant visa category and status.

Oregon Tech Risk Management

If you are traveling on behalf of the University, you must register your trip with the Office of Risk Management.

Export Control

Export control regulations are federal laws that prohibit the unlicensed export of certain commodities or information for reasons of national security or protections of trade. Find out if your work abroad might be affected by visiting Oregon State University’s Office of Sponsored Programs website.

U.S. Department of State

A must for anyone planning a trip outside the United States, including enrollment in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Includes tips for travelling abroad, Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, what to do in an emergency, travel warnings, and travel advisories.


Double check that your passport will be valid for at least six months beyond your anticipated return to the U.S. and that your name matches you other photo identification. If you need to renew or apply for a passport visit Travel.State.Gov's website.

Visas: Do You Need One?

Country-specific information, including exit/entry requirements, location of the U.S. embassy, crime and security information health and medical conditions, drug penalties. There are visa service providers who can assist with the visa application process, e.g. Visa Network, VisaHQ or Global Visas.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Detailed travel health information for over 200 destinations, general information for travel vaccinations, diseases related to travel, what to do if you get sick or injured abroad, tips for staying healthy and safe.

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