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 must follow direction below.
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.
J-1 Exchange Visitor Application Process for Faculty
2. Faculty member host along with the exchange visitor applicant must complete the required documents including
- Export Control Questionnaire Form (completed by the sponsoring faculty member)
- Foreign Influence Due Diligence Form (completed by the EV applicant)
- J-1 Exchange Visitor Program Request for DS-2019
3. Once the forms are completed, they are returned to ISSO at firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject: EV Applicant along with the following:
- Offer letter from Queens College department
- Copy of EV applicant’s biographical page in the passport, along with any dependents
- All other items listed in the EV DS-2019 application
4. Full application is vetted through Queens College’s Export Control and CUNY Central. Once completed, ISSO will create the DS-2019 and email the faculty sponsor with further instructions including the mailing and visa process.
You may contact the Director of International Students and Scholars, Patrick O’Connell at email@example.com for further information or clarification.