Sponsoring and Extending a J-1 Research or Teaching Appointment

To bring a J-1 Scholar, you will need to apply to our office for a Form DS-2019 (J-1 Certificate of Eligibility) which will be used by the scholar to obtain J-1 status.

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    Before You Sponsor

    The J-1 Exchange Visitor visa is used most frequently for research appointments (including post-doctoral research positions) and instructional appointments that are not tenure-track.

    Submit application 3 months before the start date. This allows time for the scholar to obtain or renew a passport if needed and apply for a visa at a U.S. consulate.

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    How to Sponsor

    Steps to Sponsor J-1 Research or Teaching Appointment
    Step 1

    Gather the documents

    Step 2.

    Submit your application

    Log in to the Scholar Sponsorship Portal (SSP) with your UNI and password to submit all three parts of your application

    This application consists of 3 parts. All 3 parts must be completed before we receive your application. Contact us if you are a department administrator requesting access to the SSP.

    Need more help?

    For a description of the process, visit our SSP Overview page. Visit our SSP Department Guide for technical assistance.

    This application consists of three (3) parts. All 3 parts must be completed in order to submit your application.

    If you do not already have access to Compass, please complete the Departmental Access Request Form here. Otherwise, proceed to the CUIMC Department Compass User Guide for detailed instructions.

    Step 3.

    We will contact you

    Allow up to 10 business days for us to review and process your application. We will notify you by email when the Form DS-2019 is ready.

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    Extending a J-1 Research or Teaching Appointment

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    How to Extend

    Steps to extend J-1 Research or Teaching Appointment
    Step 1

    Gather the documents

    Step 2

    Submit your extension application

    Log in to the Scholar Sponsorship Portal (SSP) with your UNI and password to submit all three parts of your application.

    This application consists of 3 parts. All 3 parts must be completed before we receive your application. Contact us if you are a department administrator requesting access to the SSP.

    Need more help?

    For a description of the process, visit our SSP Overview page. Visit our SSP Department Guide for technical assistance.

    Log in to Compass (Hyperlink)

    If you do not already have access to Compass, please complete the Departmental Access Request Form here. Otherwise, proceed to the CUIMC Department Compass User Guide for detailed instructions.

    Step 3

    We will contact you

    Allow up to 10 business days for us to review and process your application. We will notify you by email when the extended Form DS-2019 is ready.