internal information for
J-1 Exchange visitor visa
To be completed by the UNCP office hosting prospective visitor
Determine the category available to the prospective exchange visitor:
Researcher: The researcher category is available to university qualified persons who are engaged in and/or collaborate on research endeavors. Researchers may be eligible for a period of up to 5 years with no possibility for extension.
Professor: The professor category is available to university-qualified persons engaged primarily in teaching and/or lecturing activities. Professors may be eligible for a period of up to 5 years with no possibility for extension. Please note that J-1 exchange visitors may not fill tenure-track positions.
Short-term Scholar: The short-term scholar category is available to university qualified persons engaged in research, teaching or lecturing
activities for a period of six months or less, with no possibility for extension.
Student: The student category is available to persons enrolled as full-time degree seeking students at the home institution. If the student is expected to enroll full-time at UNCP at no cost to the student, an inter-institutional agreement specifically for the purpose of exchange must be entered into prior to the application of the student to attend UNCP. All such applications and agreements are coordinated by the study abroad office.
If the student intends to participate in a non-degree program at UNCP for credit received by the home institution, a study plan detailing activities in which the student is engaged must be developed by the hosting department and approved by the home institution prior to the issuance of documents. (Please note that students participating in a proscribed course of study are not allowed to participate in any form of paid employment.)
Under no circumstances will documents be issued for participants engaging in activities that are not based on the UNCP campus.
Researcher, Professor, Short-term scholar:
Copy of the highest credential obtained by the prospective scholar.
Original letter of offer: The letter should be addressed to the prospective participant but delivered to the Center for International Programs. It should include extended explanation of the prospective activity and compensation, if any is offered. This letter should also indicate whether health insurance will be provided with the prospective position.
Financial certification: The prospective applicant must provide certification that official funds are available for the duration of stay.
For exchange students: Participants must apply to the home institution for participation in exchange according to their rules and policies. Contact information can be obtained from the study abroad office.
For students participating in a proscribed course of study an inter-institutional agreement for the desired activities must be provided prior to the application of the student. Once the agreement is made, the following documentation must accompany the immigration documentation request:
Official copy of the transcript reflecting all work obtained to date.
Letter of request from the home institution detailing time and duration of stay, prospective activities and how they will apply to the home degree
Proposed program of activity from the sponsoring department, with approval from the home institution.
Financial Certification: The prospective applicant must provide certification that official funds are available for the duration of stay.
Updated: Friday, April 12, 2013
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