OUR SERVICES: J-1 Visa Certificate of Eligibility
International Programs can assist with understanding visa classifications and what might be most appropriate given the profile of the prospective visitor, proposed program activities and sources of funds. We can also share information about official invitations, security clearances, visa application processes and required supporting documents. If a J-1 visa is required, International Programs will work with you to issue form DS-2019: Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status to your invited visitor. This form allows the visitor to apply for a J-1 visa from their local US Embassy or Consulate.
Above all, it is important to know which visa a visitor needs for the proposed activity and to allow sufficient time for the visa application process. As the application process can take as long as 3-4 months, much of the preparation might begin as early as 3-6 months prior to the program or event.
To learn more about J-1 visas and support services for international visitors and hosts, please contact an International Visitor Program Specialist as early as possible.