|Purpose:||Exchange visitor for the purpose of studying, research, teaching, etc.|
|Categories:||Student, Student Intern, Research Scholar, Short-term Scholar, Professor|
|Max Duration:||Student: 1 to 7 years depending on the length of the program
Non-Degree Student: 2 years
Student Intern: 1 year
Research Scholar: 5 years
Short-term Scholar: 6 months
Professor: 5 years
|Oversight:||UConn Health managed within U.S. State Department regulations.|
|Eligibility to Work:||Student: Maximum 20 hours at the institution enrolled.
Researchers and Faculty: Can only be employed by the sponsoring institution in the field specified in the DS-2019. Usually within the same department. Therefore, Researchers and Faculty can only be employed by UConn Health.
Academic Training: Students are eligible for academic training upon completion of program (Master’s – 18 months, Ph.D. – 36 months).
|Document Required:||Form DS-2019 issued by the sponsoring institution, I-94 and Passport.|
|Process:||UConn Health department/dental residency programs, Human Resources International Office, DHS, U.S. Consulates.|
|UConn Health Obligations:||Manage the program as RO and ARO; comply with DHS regulations and requirements to sponsor and maintain visa status of an employee.|
|Dependent Visa:||J-2 visa; employment is permitted with authorization from DHS (EAD card); can be enrolled in an academic program.|
|Benefits:||If employed by UConn Health, does not receive retirement benefits. J-2 dependents receive retirement if employed with EAD.
Health insurance is required based on J regulation. (UConn Health provides health insurance when eligible, otherwise J holder must obtain their own health insurance coverage.)
|Extensions:||Research scholars, professors, or specialist categories may be eligible for extension of their J-1 status, up to a five year maximum. The International Office will provide a form to request extensions (typically in 12-month increments); to be submitted at least 2-3 months in advance of the DS-2019 expiration date.|
|Department Checklist:||See J-1 Visa Checklist
(Employed by UConn Health ex: Postdocs and Dental Residents)
Special J-1 Visa categories
Visiting International Student/Intern