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Disclaimer

The content on these pages is designed for use by LSUHSC-New Orleans sponsored students, exchange visitors and employees. It is not intended to constitute legal advice and is not a substitute for legal counsel

 
 

 

J Exchange Visitor Scholars

The Department of State’s Exchange Visitor Program promotes mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through educational and cultural exchanges. More details on the Exchange Visitor Program can be found at the J-1 Visa webpage.

J-1 Exchange Visitor sponsorship in the categories below is NOT permitted for positions that are primarily for patient care, or require regular direct patient contact for the purposes of delivering patient care.

  • For Medical Residents, please see information about ECFMG sponsorship.
  • For Faculty/Staff positions requiring regular patient care, please see information on TN or H1B sponsorship.
  • For non-school enrollment based Dental Residency programs, please see information on TN or H1B sponsorship.

Participation as a J Exchange Visitor or J Dependent in ANY category may subject the J-1 and J-2 to future bars to repeat program participation as a J Research Scholar or Professor. The bars are explained here.

LSU HSC New Orleans is currently authorized by the Department of State to sponsor J-1 Exchange Visitors in the following categories. Each category has its own unique requirements and limitations.

Research Scholar

  • May not receive tenure or be in tenure track position

  • Minimum duration of three weeks, maximum of five years

  • Primary purpose is to perform research, observe or consult on research project

Short Term Scholar

  • May not receive tenure or be in tenure track position

  • No minimum duration, Maximum duration is six months

  • No extensions beyond six months or change of category are permitted

  • Primary purpose is to perform research, teach, lecture, consult or observe

Professor

  • May not receive tenure or be in tenure track position

  • Minimum duration of three weeks, maximum of five years

  • Primary purpose of teaching, lecturing, observing or consulting. May also conduct research.

Students

  • LSU HSC New Orleans is also authorized to sponsor College and University J-1 Students.

  • For more information on this category, please go to our page for J-1 Students.

 

J-1 Scholar Application Kit (completed by Scholar)

J-1 Scholar Application (complete by sponsoring department)

If all requirements are met and a Form DS-2019 is issued, additional instructions on how to obtain appropriate/necessary entry documents will be provided. Those details can also be found here.