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J-1 Scholars & Faculty
The U.S. Department of State administers the Exchange Visitor Program which promotes mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries by means of educational and cultural exchange. The Exchange Visitor Program provides J-1 scholars opportunities to participate in exchange programs in the United States with the expectation that on completion of their exchange program, they will return home to share their experiences.
J-1 regulations require that you arrive to the U.S. within 30 days of the start date shown on your DS-2019. Notify us if your arrival will be more than 30 days after the start date so that we may mail you a new DS-2019.
- Passport and Visa
- I-94 (after arrival in the US, you must print and verify the information on the form )
- Proof of Insurance (purchased before arrival in the U.S.)
- US Address
- US Phone Number
Report to ISSS for your mandatory orientation appointment. If you did not make an appointment prior to your arrival to the U.S., click here to make an appointment. The orientation is required so that we may validate your arrival.
Bring the following items with you to your orientation appointment:
If you do not have a U.S. address or telephone number by the time of the orientation, please make sure you notify us of your address or telephone number as soon as you have them.
For a visual representation of the arrival process, please see our J-1 Arrival flowchart.