Q. What is the J-1
A. Please visit the Department of State website to learn more about the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program
Q. How do I get my
A. To obtain your DS-2019 Request Form, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must return this form with a copy of your passport, proof of funding and proof of English language proficiency.
Q. Where do I apply
for an exchange visitor J-1 visa?
A. Once you obtain your invitation package including your DS-2019, you may apply for an exchange visitor J-1 visa at the nearest United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence.
Q. Can I bring my
family with me?
A. If you intend to bring your spouse or children with you, you must inform IUP when you apply for your DS-2019 form and show proof of funding for yourself and each dependent. Each applicant/dependent must have their own original DS-2019 form. Dependents
must apply for an exchange visitor J-2 visa when you apply for your visa. Please note that if your program requires you to live on-campus, you will not be allowed to bring any dependents with you.
Q. Can I arrive
A. You can arrive up to 30 days before your program begins.
Q. Can I stay in the
United States after my program has ended?
A. There is a 30 day grace period for you to depart from the United States.