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Visa Sponsorship Request for J-1 Scholars

After reviewing the eligibility criteria for sponsoring J-1 scholars, Department administrators should proceed to submit a J-1 visa request through the International Center Portal.

Initial J-1 visa requests for scholars outside the US should be submitted at least 60 days in advance of the desired start date. Department must contact their designated International Scholar Advisor if the start date is less than 60 days away from the request date.

J-1 visa extension requests may be submitted at any time the need for an extension is identified by the scholar and approved by the host department. However, extension requests should be submitted to the International Center no later than two weeks prior to the expiration of the scholar's current DS-2019.

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