International University Lab Research Exchanges Guidelines
For research experiences hosted by universities, students often apply for student visas rather than work visas. Each country may vary. Travelers are responsible for following the required visa requirements of the host country.
International Industry Internship Guidelines
Below are guidelines for visa requirements for travelers working for a private employer. These are for information only and are subject to change. Travelers are responsible for following the required visa requirements of the host country.
|Country||Visa Application Process|
|Austria||Long Stay D National Visa - Employer may need to seek authorization from Austrian Public Employment Service (AMS), Austrian Federal Employment Authorities, prior to visa application submission.
Austrian Consulate General Visa Information website.
|United Kingdom (UK)||Temporary Employment Government Authorized Exchange visa.
United Kingdom Government Authorized Exchange visa (Temporary Work) webpage.
|Canada||May be possible under North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) visa provisions.|
|Switzerland||Long Stay D National Visa; Employers must file for authorization from local cantonal migration authorities prior to student applying for visa.
Switzerland National visa for a stay of more than 90 days webpage
|Korea||Short Term Employment C-4 visa (paid).
Korea Visa Information website.
|Portugal||Long Stay D National Visa- approval from Portuguese Immigration/Employment authorities may be needed as part of visa application process.
Portugal Visa Information website.
|There is a Youth Mobility visa provision for US citizens that may be useful if other visa types are not appropriate.
12-Month Study, Work and Travel Program in Portugal for US Citizens webpage.
|Mexico||For paid internships, employer must liaise with Mexican Immigration to obtain a NUT (Numero Unico de Tramite) number, which indicates what category of visa to apply for.|
|Japan||Work / Long Stay Visa- must receive Certificate of Eligibility and Entrants, Returnees Follow-up System (ERFS) registration through their sponsor/employer in Japan before submitting application to local consulate for visa.
Students should refer to their local Japanese consulate authority for current application processes.
|Australia||Work and Holiday subclass 462 visa.
Australian Work and Holiday Visa Information website.
|Ireland||Working Holiday Authorization- apply through local Irish Consulate.
US-Ireland Working Holiday Agreement webpage.