According to U.S. Department of State regulations, the purpose of the J Exchange Visitor Program is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries by means of educational and cultural exchanges.
It generally takes about 2-4 months for a UCB department to bring a J-1 scholar to campus. Some cases may take longer depending on U.S. Embassy/Consulate visa security clearance processes. For more details, see Inviting J-1 Exchange Visitors.
J Visitor Requirements
Forms and Templates
- Checklist of Required Documents
- English Language Proficiency
- IOF Recharge Fees
- Scholar Status Report Form
- Host Dept. Agreement (required for all J-1 cases submitted 3/2/20 or later)