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     OFFICE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS Phone: 517.353.1720 | Fax: 517.355.4657 E-mail: oiss@msu.edu | Web: www.oiss.msu.edu

    THIS FORM IS FOR SCHOLARS WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN TO MSU. IF THIS IS A FIRST TIME VISIT,

    YOUR REQUEST MUST BE MADE THROUGH THE J-1 SCHOLAR WEB APPLICATION (https://j1scholar.ais.msu.edu).

    ; Processing time for J-1 Scholar requests is 7-10 business days. ; Initial requests MUST be received a minimum of 8 weeks prior to the anticipated arrival date. If a request is

    received less than 8 weeks in advance of the arrival date, the arrival date may be changed at OISS discretion.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS THAT MUST ACCOMPANY THIS FORM:

INITIAL SCHOLAR

    ; RESUME/CV

    ; OFFER LETTER (May include Proof of Funding if MSU is providing funding) ; PROOF OF FUNDING

    ; EXPORT CONTROL WORKSHEET REQUEST TO EXPORT CONTROL OFFICE ; PASSPORT IDENTITY PAGE ONLY -PLEASE INCLUDE PASSPORT IDENTITY PAGES FOR ALL DEPENDENTS

DEFINITIONS OF EXCHANGE CATEGORIES:

    ; SHORT TERM SCHOLAR An individual who is engaged in a research project or teaching activities not to exceed a

    6-month period. The 2 year bar does not apply.

    ; RESEARCH SCHOLAR An individual who is primarily participating in a research project, and may also be involved

    in teaching. Not to exceed 5 years. The 2-year bar does apply.

    ; PROFESSOR An individual whose primary purpose is teaching; may also conduct a research project. Not to exceed 5

    years. The 2-year bar does apply.

(PLEASE NOTE: Some scholars may become subject to the 2-year home residency requirement).

FUNDING REQUIREMENTS:

    MINIMUM FUNDING REQUIREMENTS FOR J-1 SCHOLARS

    ** Amounts listed subject to change LIVING EXPENSES LIVING EXPENSES

    Per month Per year

    $1,500 $18,000 SHORT-TERM SCHOLAR

    $1,500 $18,000 SCHOLAR

    $1,500 $18,000 PROFESSOR

    FUNDING REQUIREMENTS FOR DEPENDENTS

    Spouse (wife/husband) $5,000 Per year

    Each child under 21 $3,000 Per year $3,000 x # of children

    INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS:

    Federal Regulations require that all J-1 and J-2 visa holders carry health insurance at all times. The MSU host department may purchase this insurance at its discretion. If the host department does not provide health insurance, then it is the scholar's responsibility to obtain sufficient health insurance for the duration of the program for him/her and all dependent family members. Minimum health insurance

    requirements for J-1 visa holders are as follows:

* $50,000 per sickness/illness

    * $50,000 per accident/injury

    * $10,000 for medical evacuation

    * $7,500 for repatriation

    * Maximum $500 deductible

    Health insurance for MSU employees meets the above requirements. If the scholar is not eligible for MSU employee health insurance, sufficient health insurance may be purchased through the MSU Benefits Office, from the scholar’s home country, or through a private health insurance provider in the United States. For additional details, please see www.oiss.msu.edu/health.php .

    THIS SECTION TO BE COMPLETED BY THE SCHOLAR:

PURPOSE OF THIS FORM:

    ; INITIAL REQUEST

    ; TRANSFER TO MSU FROM A U.S. INSTITUTION Name of U.S. Institution Transferring From: Transfer In Date: ____/____/____ Contact Person: Phone Number:

Have you been in J-1 or J-2 status in the past 5 years? ; YES ; NO

    (If yes, copies of all prior DS-2019’s must be attached).

    NOTE: If you have been in J-1 Research Scholar or Professor status within the last 2 years a NEW Research Scholar or Professor program is not possible. Name must be exactly as it appears on the Passport

    Last Name: First Name: Middle Name: ; Male ; Female Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy): ____/____/____ Marital Status: ; Single ; Married City (Not Province) of birth: Country of birth:

    Country of Citizenship: Country of legal permanent residence: Last position in home country: ; Student ; Employee If employee, job title:

    If student, specify: ; Undergraduate ; Graduate Employer (if applicable):

    Mailing Address: E-mail:

    FAMILY MEMBERS WHO WILL ACCOMPANY THE VISITOR:

    Name: Last, First, Middle City & Country Country of Country of Sex Date of

    (Name must be exactly as it (M/F) of Birth Legal Perm. Citizenship Birth appears on the Passport) (M/D/YY) Residence

    Spouse: Child: Child: Child: Child: Child: ADDITIONAL EXPENSES FOR DEPENDENTS

    Spouse (wife/husband) $5,000 Per year

    Each child under 21 $3,000 Per year $3,000 x # of children Please Note: All dependents are required to carry health insurance that meets the requirements on page 1.

THIS SECTION TO BE COMPLETED BY THE HOST DEPARTMENT:

    Last Name: First Name: Date of Birth: ____/____/____ CATEGORY OF VISITOR WHILE AT MSU: ; Short Term Scholar ; Research Scholar ; Professor PERIOD COVERED BY THIS FORM: Begin Date: ____/____/____ to End Date: ____/____/____ Major field & description of activity at MSU: Professor/Collaborator in department:

    (Who will work with this visitor)

    Phone: E-mail:

    ** Location of activity & address:

    ** Address Line 1:

    ** Address Line 2:

    ** City: **State: **Zip Code: ** Exact location where visitor will be working/studying.

    SOURCE OF FUNDING FOR THE DURATION OF REQESTED VISIT:

    ; MSU Department Funds: $

    Health insurance provided by Department? ; Yes ; No

    ; Scholar’s Government Funds: $

    ; Other Funds: $

    Source of other funds:

    ; Personal/Family Funds: $

The department Head/Dean/Chairperson/Director must approve this host arrangement and sign below. In lieu

    of signature, the department Head/Dean/Chairperson/Director must send OISS an email giving approval. Signature: _____________________ Person to contact when DS-2019 is MSU Department:

     (Head/Dean/Chairperson/Director) ready: Please submit this request to 105 International Typed Name: Center in a manila envelope, with the label of Name: J-1 Request”, and in attention to “J-1 Visa Program”. If you have additional questions Title: E-mail: about this process please email: jvisas@msu.edu .” Department: Phone: Dept. Address: Preferred contact method: Office for International Students & Scholars ; E-mail ; Phone International Center Phone: 427 N. Shaw Lane Room 105 East Lansing, MI 48824

    Phone: 517-353-1720 Fax: 517-355-4657 Date: ____/____/____

    HSa

     OFFICE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS Phone: 517.353.1720 | Fax: 517.355.4657 E-mail: oiss@msu.edu | Web: www.oiss.msu.edu

    Date Required Invitation Letter Must Be On Letterhead

    Dear Exchange Visitor’s Name (EV),

    We would like to formally invite you to Michigan State University as a visiting J-1 visa category name.

    (The invitation letter to the scholar needs to include the EV category name. If you need a letter that has the official MSU title, you will still need to write a separate invitation letter.)

    Your program will begin on: xx/xx/xx and end on xx/xx/xx.

    During your time here you will be working with: faculty member’s name or lab. Your program objective will be to: give

    research objective or description of teaching.

    ; Base description on the list of appropriate activities for the EV’s category.

    ; Describe the EV’s field of research, instruction, or training.

    ; Clearly define your expectations for the EV’s program during their time here.

We will be providing you with $XXXX on a monthly or annual basis.

    ( If your department will not be providing funding for the EV, please indicate where the funds for their program will be coming from and any other resources you will make available to them e.g. office space or access to the library.)

     Healthcare insurance is a mandatory requirement for J-1 and J-2 visa holders: if your department will be providing

    coverage please indicate this. (If otherwise, instruct the EV to obtain their own coverage and that they may utilize OISS for consultation.)

    You will be required to fulfill the mandatory government check-in once you have arrived at MSU, please consult the enclosed materials for more information on when and how to meet this immigration requirement. Include any other additional comments or information that you would like to provide.

Kind Regards,

    Signature Required

    Full Name

    Title

J-1 Visa Category Descriptions

    Short-Term Scholar: short term scholars can be professors, research scholars, specialists, or persons with similar education or accomplishments coming to the U.S. on a short-term visit for the purpose of lecturing, observing, consulting, training, or demonstrating special skills.

    Research Scholar: primarily conducts research, observe, or consult in connection with a research project. The scholar may also teach or lecture.

    Professor: primarily teach, lecture, observe, or consult. The professor may also conduct research.

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