The hosting department is responsible for verifying the eligibility of the Exchange Visitor and for collecting the information and any supporting documentation required, prior to requesting the eligibility form to be issued to the Exchange Visitor. Please be aware that the collection and completion of the required documents could take some time. Do not expect your visitor to come to Florida Tech in under a month's time.
The hosting department must verify that the proposed Exchange Visitor is eligible for the program based on the following criteria:
Once the eligibility of the Exchange Visitor has been established, all the required forms and documents have been completed and collected and given to the ISSS Office, the ISSS Office can then issue the Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status (DS-2019) for the exchange visitor. The form DS-2019 has information about the Exchange Visitor and the proposed Exchange Program, and is used by the visitor to obtain the J-1 visa. This part of the process could take a minimum of five working days.