The following guidelines are required by the U.S. Department of State for anyone agreeing to sponsor a J-1 exchange visitor.
*Department is responsible for the processing fee assessed by the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). The fee may be covered either by the department of the J-1 Exchange Visitor or the exchange visitor, but payment must be processed through a JV prepared by ISSS.
*Department must make provisions for adequate office space, laboratory facilities, and health coverage for the exchange visitor as applicable or required.
*Department understands that the Office of International Student and Scholar Services will include information about housing in the pre-arrival packet but does not provide housing services. The sponsoring department should also discuss housing arrangements with the exchange visitor prior to arrival. Information is available through the UK Graduate and Family Housing office and through the Off-Campus Housing website.
*Department understands that federal law restricts the sharing of certain technologies and software with foreign nationals. These rules are complex and substantial penalties may be imposed for violations. If the J-1 scholar may have access to export controlled technology or software controlled by federal law, the department should contact the UK Office of Sponsored Projects Administration, (OSPA) to ensure that all applicable requirements are met.
*Department certifies the program is not designed to recruit and train international scholars for regular employment in the United States.
*Department certifies the exchange visitor will not displace full-time, part-time, temporary or permanent American workers or serve to file a labor need. The position the department offers exists solely to assist the participant in achieving the objectives in an exchange program.
*Department is responsible for abiding by all applicable federal, state, and local city labor and wage laws, including requirements for Workers Compensation (as applicable for paid internships or exchanges).
*Department will be sure that scholar maintains residency in Kentucky during J status at UK. If scholar is expected to work on a collaborative project with UK at another US institution, contact J immigration specialist for instructions.