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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
Tel: (202) 219-9774
Fax: (202) 208-0873

Rima Eid, Program Specialist, Alternate Responsible Officer
Tel: (202) 208-3785
Fax: (202) 273-6570


Misty Sidhu, Program Specialist, Tax Specialist Tel: (202) 273-3324 Fax: (202) 273-4750 Email:

Kristin Corcoran, Program Specialist
Tel: (202) 273-4733
Fax: (202) 273-6570


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