J-1 Exchange Visitor Program

The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program was created in 1961 as part of the Fulbright-Hayes Act, a public law written to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of the other countries through educational and cultural exchanges." The U.S. Department of State has authority over the J-1 program. Currently, Florida Tech has 5 categories of J-1 visitors. The purpose and length of the scholar's visit at Florida Tech will determine the appropriate category (See also J-1 Categories at Florida Tech).

J-1 Program Information

In the links below, you will find important information about the J-1 program at Florida Tech.

For Scholars For Florida Tech Departments
Prospective Researchers and Scholars Purpose of the Exchange Visitor Program
Applying for a Visa and Payment of the SEVIS Fee Hosting an Exchange Visitor
Understanding SEVIS J-1 Eligibility
Entering the U.S.—What to Expect Transfer Eligibility Form (PDF)
J-1 Responsibilities  (PDF) J-1 Process Overview (PDF)
Arrival Checklist
DS-2019 Request Instructions
Orientation (PDF) Required Funding Documentation
Inviting Family to Join or Visit You DS-2019 Request Form (Fillable PDF)
Family Matters Department Responsibilities
Maintaining Legal Status in the U.S. J-1 Exchange Visitor Categories at Florida Tech
Address Notification Requirement  
24-month Bar on repeat Visits  
2-year Home Residency Requirement  
Health Insurance Requirements  
Travel and Re-entry to the U.S.  
Off-Campus Employment/Payment Authorization  
Taxes in the U.S.  
Extending J-1 in the U.S.  
Transferring Your Program  
Changing Your Immigration Status
 
Return Visits as a Scholar  
J-2 FAQs  
Understanding Your Visa  
J-2 Employment  
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