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.

IMPORTANT: If requesting a visitor on the "J" immigration document, DO NOT request a Guest Role ID number. The visitor will receive an ID number on their immigration documentation so that they may receive an ID after checking in. 

UPDATE: The US Department of State is now allowing for the emailing of a visitors DS-2019 immigration documentation; once the ISSS Office receives and processes the request, the documentation and additional important information will be sent to the visitor by the ISSS Office.

For Florida Tech Departments:

For Scholars:

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