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Incoming and New J-1 Scholars

New J-1 Scholar Request for a DS-2019

The immigration document required to apply for a J visa is the DS-2019. Use the forms below to complete a request for a DS-2019 for a new J-1 scholar.  Please use the checklist to ensure all required documents are submitted; we cannot process an request for a DS-2019 until we have a complete packet.  Please allow for two months between the date ISO receives a complete packet and the new J-1 scholar's start date.

See the links below for an overview of the process: 

        SMD New J-1 Scholar Flowchart Overview of Application Process
        Non-SMD New J-1 Scholar Flowchart Overview of Application Process

*NEW* Approval requirement for SMD J-1 Scholars: For all incoming School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) J-1 Scholars, a new approval form is now required as part of a department's request for a DS-2019.

SMD J-1 Scholar Job Code Proposal form
Non-SMD New J-1 Scholar Flowchart Overview of Application Process

J-1 Scholar Department Questionnaire
J-1 English Assessment Form
J-1 Scholar Exchange Visitor Questionnaire

 

Transfer J-1 scholar to the University of Rochester

J-1 scholars are allowed to transfer their J status from one institution to another so long as certain criteria are met.  The forms needed to process the transfer of a J-1 scholar to the University of Rochester are provided below.  

J-1 Scholar Department Questionnaire
J-1 Scholar Exchange Visitor Questionnaire
J-1 Transfer Checklist
J-1 Scholar Transfer form (J-1 scholar is to give this form to their current sponsor)
J-1 English Assessment Form 

 

Bringing dependents in J-2 visa status

Only the spouse and children of the J-1 principal are eligible for the J-2 visa status.  The minimum amount of financial support required for each J-2 dependent is currently $500 per dependent per month; this figure is to be added on to the minimum financial support required for the J-1.  This figure does not include the cost of health insurance which, for a family, can be very expensive if health insurance will not be provided to the J-1 principal as a benefit of their appointment.

Complete and submit the form below to request a DS-2019, one for each eligible dependent.

J-1 Scholar Dependent Questionnaire