Many factors affect the immigration sponsorship timeline. Factors include immigration classification; application type (initial applicant, transfer applicant, or extension); country of citizenship; location (domestic or international application); availability of expedited processing options; etc. 

Many of these factors are outside OSU's control.  

When International Services evaluates the immigration sponsorship options for an international colleague, International Services provides an estimate of the timeline based on the specific application and current governmental processing timelines. 

To request an evaluation of the immigration sponsorship options for an international colleague Submit a Sponsorship Request

In general, allow a MINIMUM of 3-months between the Office of International Services' receipt of the completed application and the international employee or exchange visitor's program start date.