Foreign Nationals

Non-U.S. Persons & ISU Employment

There are special requirements and pre-approvals associated with Export Control

these should be addressed early in the planning process when hosting foreign persons/nationals for visits to ISU, whether as speakers, consultants, or graduate assistants/faculty.  

What is required?

Preplanning - The hosting faculty member or sponsoring department must provide a complete set of information for review by the Export Control Officer prior to committing to such a hire, and prior to in-person interviews.

An Online Form - Available through ISU’s Visual Compliance site.

               Select "Non U.S.-person coming for a visit:"

You will need to provide the listed information, one form for each person:

New Case name:  Use your visitor's last name and something to distinguish the visit.

                          The division will always fill by default, do not try to change.

Event Dates:                         Pick from calendars to provide start and end dates of visit

Visitor's name:                      As it appears on their VISA or Passport

Company visiting:                  The ISU host office or department

Position in Company/Agency:  The title or position the visitor holds with their institution

Current Address:                    Street, City, Country, routing codes

VISA information:                   Number and country of issue, with date

Nature of visit:  examples          

  • employment - refer position, PSR or job posting id;                            
  • speaker/presenter - name conference/event;
  • research collaboration - project name, nature of collaboration

U.S. Citizen?:                         Yes or No  (pick one, If no, then list country of citizenship)

Place of Birth:                         Both City and Country (this may differ from citizenship)

Passport: Issued by country:   (pick from list)

Passport number: 

List title, reference number, & brief description of any data, documentation, or computer equipment or media to be taken out of the U.S.  

Providing export-controlled technical information:                   click if true

Providing export-controlled hardware:                                    click if true

Providing technical assistance to Foreign Persons on this visit:  click if true

User Transaction notes:     This field is space for clarifying notes on the visit, the person, etc.

User Transaction log:         If the Export Control Officer has questions this is where you can post your answers.

Attachments:                    ex: agendas, conference program, grant proposal, etc.

Certification - You must click this box to submit the form for review.  If you need to leave Visual Compliance prior to completing the form, use the Save button.

What Happens?

A notice is emailed to the Export Control Office whenever this form is submitted. 

The form is reviewed and evaluated for approval.  The submitter is notified as soon as the form has been approved, or with any questions.

Also Needed

Faculty and staff arranging for a visit or possible employment by a non-United States citizen, should contact the International Programs Office for related requirements.






Visual Compliance  Deemed Exports and Hand-Carried Login Screen 

Research Outreach & Compliance  (ROC)

Contact Our Office:

Deb Easterly
Assistant Vice President for Research Outreach & Compliance
Phone: (208) 282-2618
Serving as ISU's
Research Integrity Officer
Export Control Officer   
Physical Address:
Business and Technology Center
1651 Alvin Ricken Drive, Room 107
Pocatello, ID 83201

Mailing Address:
921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8046
Pocatello, ID 83209-8046


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209

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