Clarification regarding visa paperwork and hiring
The information on this page is strictly limited to applying for immigration paperwork for the scholar to obtain his or her J-1 visa.
In most cases, departments will have to work with Human Resources to complete any hiring paperwork that is necessary. If the university is providing direct funding that supports the scholar's visa, an appointment letter supported by a contact from HR will be required to be submitted to ISS for purposes of issuing the immigration paperwork.
Visiting scholars should be declared to HR and ISS six months in advance of the anticipated start date.
HR Process: Notify HR of the appointment by completing their required paperwork.
Upon receiving all the required documentation a DS-2019 will be created and issued to the student via the department contact.
Acquiring the J-1 Visa
When applying, each applicant must submit he US embassy the following:
Exchange scholars may not enter the US more than 30 days prior to the program state date.