The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, administered by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) allows academic institutions to sponsor international scholars to participate in educational and cultural programs in the United States.

Adelphi University is authorized to serve as the visa sponsor for eligible international visitors to participate in research, teaching, and academic programs, stimulating collaborative teaching, the exchange of ideas, and research efforts, across our four core academic areas: arts and humanities, STEM and social sciences, the business and education professions, and health and wellness. International Services is available to support academic schools and incoming scholars, providing regulatory support and assistance.

To be eligible for the J-1 visa an individual must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a temporary academic appointment such as a postdoctoral/research fellow, or a faculty member in one of our Colleges & Schools.
  • Must have adequate financial resources to support all living expenses, including additional financial support for any accompanying family members.
  • Must maintain medical insurance coverage meeting all J-1 Insurance Requirements.
  • Must have sufficient English language proficiency to successfully participate in all intended activities.
  • Permanent or tenure-track positions are prohibited for J-1 Exchange Visitors.

Adelphi University is also authorized to use the following categories for eligible J-1 exchange visitors, in addition to enrolling international students in the J-1 Student category.

Professor and Research Scholar

Candidates with appropriate credentials participating in an academic exchange of ideas, research, mutual enrichment and linkages between research and academic institutions outside the United States.

  • Primary Activities: Collaborative research, consulting, observing, lecturing, or teaching.
  • Program Duration: Three weeks (minimum) to five years (maximum).
  • This category is subject to the 12- and 24-Month Bars on Repeat Participation.

Short-Term Scholar

Professors, research scholars and other individuals with similar education or accomplishments visiting Adelphi short-term to lecture, observe, consult, train or demonstrate special skills.

  • Primary Activities: Teaching or collaborative research.
  • Program Duration: One day (minimum) to six months (maximum).
  • This category is NOT subject to the 12- and 24-Month Bars on Repeat Participation.

The individual academic school can assist candidates with available opportunities for research or teaching and will select participants with appropriate academic credentials based on the intended field of expertise. To initiate the visa documentation process for an incoming J-1 exchange visitor, the supervising faculty member must provide the following to International Services.

  • Invitation Letter issued by the Academic Dean, indicating the participant’s name as stated in the passport, J-1 category (short-term scholar, research scholar, professor), site of activity (e.g., Garden City Campus, Manhattan Campus, Other), supervising faculty or administrative area, program start and end dates, subject/field of research, and any financial assistance provided by the university.
  • English Proficiency Report: Determined through one of the following methods: a recognized English language test, signed documentation from an academic institution or English language school, or a documented interview conducted by the sponsor.
  • Proof of Adequate Credentials: Updated CV and evidence of sufficient credentials.
  • Research Proposal: Program description outlining the research to be conducted, activities and timeline of events.

The DS-2019 form, issued by International Services, is required to apply for the J-1 Visa from the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs.

After receiving your temporary academic appointment from the individual academic school, you will receive an invitation to the International Services Portal, which is your main source for immigration records, document delivery, and requesting your DS-2019.

DS-2019 Requirements

J-1 Scholar Fee – Once you receive your university identification number, you must pay the $75 (USD) non-refundable J-1 Processing Fee.

To pay the $75 J-1 Participant fee, take the following steps:

  • Log into Flywire by clicking here
  • Type in Adelphi University in the search box
  • Select Adelphi University and Click Start Your Payment
  • Select the country the payment will be coming from and indicate $75.00 for the amount
  • Select Payment Type and Update Payer Information
  • Include your university issued ID and indicate J-1 Payment

Please have ready the following documents saved as PDFs ready to upload as part of your request:

J-1 scholars must have adequate financial resources to support all living expenses, including additional financial support for any accompanying family members throughout your intended program. It is recommended to include $1,850 per month for all expenses associated with living near the Adelphi campus.

Evidence can come from any of the following sources: Academic Sponsorship, Personal Savings, Family or Other Sponsors. Government or Other Sponsoring Agencies.

All financial documents must:

  • Be easy to read and understand
  • Dated within six months
  • Show liquid assets, such as a checking, savings account, or withdrawable funds
  • Be issued on the official stationery of the financial, sponsoring, or lending institution
  • Indicate the account holder’s name, date of record, type or funds, available balance, and currency
  • Be in English or accompanied by an official English translation

Once you have submitted all requirements, your request will be reviewed by a Responsible Officer (RO). You may be asked to submit additional information or documentation which can further the issuance of your document. This process will take approximately one week to complete.

When your DS-2019 is prepared, you will receive an email from International Services guiding you through how to download your new immigration document, begin the visa process, and prepare for your arrival.

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