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Required J-1 Program Monitoring and Reporting

International Programs monitors the activities and locations of international visitors to US Forest Service facilities. This is required for all international visitors who receive official letters of invitation from the US Forest Service, whether they come on B-1 or J-1 visas. Hosting units should complete and submit the International Visitor Activity Proposal for all visitors receiving official letters of invitation.

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Required J-1 Program Monitoring and Reporting

As an official J-1 Exchange Visitor Program sponsor, we maintain records and data about J-1 visa holders in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) and monitor exchange visitor programs to ensure compliance with program regulations. We also communicate as necessary with the US Departments of State and Homeland Security. On an annual basis, we report all J-1 exchange visitor activities to the Chief of the Forest Service and to the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Please see the section on Program Regulations for more information on required monitoring and reporting associated with the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program.

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If you have any questions, please contact:

  • Brenda Dean , International Visitor Program Coordinator, Responsible Officer, (202) 644-4640,
  • Rima Eid, International Visitor Program Specialist, Alternate Responsible Officer, (202)644-4642,
  • Kristin Corcoran, International Visitor Program Specialist, (202) 644-4643,
  • Misty Sidhu, International Visitor Program Specialist, (202) 644-4645,
  • Ashlee Jackson, International Visitor Program Specialist, (202) 644-4644,
  • Lee Blaser, International Visitor Program Specialist, (202) 644-4631,

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