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J-1 Visiting Scholars

J-1 visiting scholars - including research scholars, professors, short-term scholars, and specialists - are required to check-in with the International Center within ten days after arrival in the US. Check-in is mandatory so that we can confirm your arrival at Tufts and update your SEVIS immigration record. Failure to complete the mandatory check-in may lead to termination of your SEVIS record.

Please bring your passport, Form DS-2019, and I-94 admission record for yourself and any J-2 dependent family members to the orientation session.

Quick Link: International Center Locations and Hours

J-1 Orientation Medford / Somerville Office Boston Health Sciences Office
Scholars Served All J-1 scholars at Arts & Science, Engineering, Fletcher School, Cummings*, School of the Museum of Fine Arts All J-1 scholars at Boston Health Sciences schools
Address 20 Sawyer Avenue, Medford MA 02155 200 Harrison Avenue, Posner Hall, Ground Level
Orientation Time and Day 3:00pm every Wednesday (arrive by 2:45pm)

No appointment / reservation required

By appointment only with Neriliz Soto-Gonzalez

*Remote (video conference) orientations for Cummings-based scholars may be arranged on a requested or as-needed basis.

H-1B Temporary Workers

H-1B temporary workers are encouraged to review our online orientation (available October 2019) following arrival in the US and to review the requirements for maintaining H-1B status. An in-person check-in is not required, although strongly encouraged if you have any specific concerns or questions about your immigration status, arrival in the US, or other arrival and adjustment matters. Please call the International Center at (617) 627-3458 to arrange an appointment for an H-1B appointment at the Medford / Somerville office or (617) 636-0355 for the Boston Health Sciences office.