If you are interested in inviting a foreign national to the United States to undertake research/teaching in your department, the following links will familiarize you with the J-1 Exchange Visitor visa status, your role in bringing this person to the U.S., and the process to follow.

 Basic information about immigration rules, home residency requirement, dependents, health insurance, travel, employment, and other topics can be found here.

https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/students-and-exchange-visitors/exchange-visitors 

Mandatory Check-in Sessions

DS-2019 Training Materials

 Introduction to the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program

 Sample Immigration Documents [PDF]

 List of Position Codes [PDF]

U.S. Government Links

 I-901 SEVIS Fee for F, M, and J Nonimmigrant Students and Exchange Visitors

 Arriving at a U.S. Port of Entry: What an Exchange Visitor can Expect

REVIEW THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

 Departmental Responsibilities for Hosting J-1 Exchange Visitors [PDF]

 Overview of J-1 Exchange Visitor Status