Research Scholar/Professor = Three Week Minimum & Five-year Maximum. Individuals in the J-1 research scholar or professor category may remain in the U.S. for a maximum of five years, including time spent at another institution in J-1 scholar status, as long as participation is consecutive.
J-1 Short Term Scholar = No Minimum & Six Month Maximum. Individuals in the J-1 short term scholar category may remain in the U.S. for a maximum of six months with no possibility of extension beyond this limit.
|1. Receive an invitation or offer from the department sponsoring you||Department will send an offer letter or confirmation of their agreement to sponsor you on a J-1 program|
|2. Provide the following documentation to your department (at least 3-4 months in advance of your intended start date of employment)|| |
|3. Receive J-1 DS-2019 and pre-arrival packet from department in the mail. ||You should NOT book a visa appointment at your US embassy/consulate until the department notifies you that your DS-2019 form has been created. Once you recieve the DS-2019 form you should: |
|4. Make travel arrangements and carefully review the pre-arrival information that came attached to your DS-2019 form|| |
|5. When you arrive at the University of Maryland, you must:|