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J-1 scholars and employees are required to complete an immigration check-in process within ten days after arriving at Tufts. This is to ensure that you receive appropriate information and guidance about how to maintain valid immigration status while conducting research, teaching, or working at Tufts.

J-1 Visa Check-In and Immigration Orientation

Visiting scholars and employees in J-1 status should check in with the International Center within ten days after arriving at Tufts. Check-in and orientation are mandatory under J-1 visa requirements. Please consult the table below for check-in times with the International Center location responsible for managing your J-1 visa status. Please bring your passport, Form DS-2019, and a printout of your I-94 admission record

International Center Locations

Orientation Location Medford / Somerville Office Fletcher School Office Boston Health Sciences Office
Schools / Departments Arts & Science, Engineering, SMFA, and Cummings* Fletcher School All Boston Health Sciences schools
Check-in Times Wednesdays at 3pm (arrive at 2:45pm with your documents) at the International Center Medford / Somerville office By appointment at the International Center Fletcher School office By appointment at the International Center Boston Health Sciences office

*Cummings scholars can contact the International Center to arrange for a remote orientation by teleconference.