J-1 and J-2 Visas
To host a professor, researcher or student for a specific program of study or work at Queens College, QC faculty members need to ask the International Students and Scholars Office for a J-1 Visa application.
A J-1 Visa is needed to legally enter the United States for the purpose
of teaching, conducting research or engaging in a special program at
the college. J-1s, and J-2 Visas, for dependents, are State Department documents, issued only at the U.S. consulate in the applicant's home country.
It is mandatory that all J-1 Scholars and J-2 Dependents enroll in a J-1 health insurance program.
In addition, all J-1s and J-2s are required to report to the Queens College International Students and Scholars Office within two to five days of entering the United States.