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Basic Documents Required For All Requests

Upload to International Scholar Dossier (ISD) copies of these documents:

  1. Passports of Scholar and Dependents
    Biographical page showing name, date of birth, and bar code.
  2. Country of Legal Permanent Residence (if different from citizenship)
    With English translation
  3. Acceptable Funding Documentation 
    • Converted to $USD
    • In English
    • Dated within 6 mos.
  4. Campus Appointment Approval 
    Appointment letter signed by Dean or VSPA approval.
  5. DS-2019(s) of Scholar and Dependents
    If the scholar has been in J status, include all copies of the DS-2019.
  6. Curriculum Vitae/Resume (not required if already uploaded in ISD for prior case)
  7. All Previous DS-2019s (of scholar and dependents)

Additional Documents

Also upload to International Scholar Dossier (ISD) copies of the relevant documents below for the type of J-1 service you are requesting:

Scholars New to UCB

  1. J-1 services fee payment = $500 [IOF]
  2. English language proficiency documentation
  3. For expedited service of this request, include the J-1 expedite services fee payment of $250 [IOF].

ISD DATA: Include the type of request and method of delivery in the NOTES tab. For CSS: include HR Partner's contact info.

Submit to Berkeley International Office after all information and documents are uploaded.

Change of Status to J-1

Scholars in the U.S. who will change status to J-1 must consult with a Berkeley International Office Scholar Advisor at least six (6) months prior to their UCB start date. If the scholar has already met with a Berkeley Internaional Office Advisor, indicate the name of Advisor in a note and include copies of the following:

  1. J-1 services fee payment = $500 [IOF].
  2. English language proficiency documentation
  3. Electronic I-94 record or copy of both sides of paper I-94 (scholar’s and dependents’) 
  4. U.S. Visa (scholar’s and dependents’) 
  5. All current and previous I-20s for F-1 and dependents, if applicable. 
  6. Employment Authorization Document (EAD), if applicable. 
  7. For expedited service of this request, include the J-1 expedite services fee payment of $250 [IOF].

ISD DATA: Enter local U.S. address, phone and email (and spouse's email, if applicable).

Complete and update all fields in "Passport and Visa" tab.

Extension of UCB J-1 Program

  1. J-1 extension services fee payment = $250 Fee [IOF]
  2. Electronic I-94 record or copy of both sides of paper I-94 (scholar’s and dependents’)
  3. U.S. Visa (scholar’s and dependents’)
  4. For expedited service of this request, include the J-1 expedite services fee payment of $250 [IOF].

ISD DATA: Enter local U.S. address, phone and email (and spouse's email, if applicable).

Complete and update all fields in "Passport and Visa" tab.

Transfer of J-1 to UCB

If the scholar is in J-1 status at another U.S. institution and is transferring to UC Berkeley, include copies of the following:

  1. J-1 services fee payment = $500 [IOF]
  2. Electronic I-94 record or copy of both sides of paper I-94 (scholar’s and dependents’)
  3. U.S. Visa (scholar’s and dependents’)
  4. For expedited service of this request, include the J-1 expedite services fee payment of $250 [IOF].

ISD DATA: Enter local U.S. address, phone and email (and spouse's email, if applicable).

Complete "Current U.S. institution" tab with International Advisor's contact information

Complete and update all fields in "Passport and Visa" tab.