Permission for J-1 Scholar Lectures or Consultations J-1 occasional lectures or consultations outside Columbia refer to single engagements rather than ongoing activities. How to Apply Gather your documents ✓ Document Invitation letter Description The letter must describe the terms and conditions of the proposed lecture or consultation including: the durationnumber of hoursfield of studyamount of compensationa description of the activity for which you are being hired ✓ Document Current I-94 document Description Click here to access your I-94. Email the two documents to your correct scholar advisor Your advisor is listed in section 7 of your DS-2019. We will contact you Allow up to 3 business days for us to review and process your application. We will notify you by email when your letter is ready.