Steps to inviting J-1 Scholars to campus
Determine that the candidate has sufficient English skills (including verbal communication) to undertake your program objectives. This is a regulatory requirement found in 22 CFR 62.10(a)(2). Also, departments should verify that candidate meets the minimum educational requirements: Master’s Degree or a Bachelor’s with extensive experience (at least 10 years) in the relevant field.
As of January 5, 2015 the U.S. Department of State regulations require that faculty provide proof that an objective measurement was used to determine English language proficiency.
The J-1 advisor in ISSS will prepare the DS-2019 and the department will be notified when the documentation packet is ready to be picked up for mailing. Prior to issuing the DS-2019 the J-1 advisor will verify that funding meets the minimum requirements: EV: $22,000; EV/spouse: $28,800; each child an additional $4,700.
Electronic submission through the UKIC Immigration software application, iCAT, is now used for all J-1 Exchange Visitor initial requests for the Research Scholar, Professor, Short Term Scholar and Specialist categories. J-1 Scholar Application Instructions
Note: J-1 Student Intern category requests along with J-1 extension requests will continue to be submitted via paper requests. Please contact Marc Invergo for instructions and documentation to be completed by the department for this category